My daughter is in her final year of Suncoast Academy and we wish there was a middle school to go on to! We have had a wonderful experience and wouldn't have chosen another school for all the world!! Our son just started his first year there and is loving it as much as his sister did. We have loved all of our teachers, all the administration (all the staff for that matter!!) and think the world of our principal!!
My gifted child was actively bullied out of the school by the principal, teacher and administrators who did not want to allow her to work at her level outside school and actively discouraged her reading. My child was made to feel there was something wrong with her, while unruly children of staff members were coddled and allowed to ruin the learning environment. The principal goes on social media and asks parents to post positive reviews here. The married principal also aggressively flirts with moms and behaves passive-aggressively is moms won't return his unwanted attention. If the things we were told in our tour were true, this would be a great school. When our child was enrolled the principal and teachers actively made fun of my family when we followed up on claims that were made in the tour and said we were unrealistic. We are grateful there are plenty of other options for our children away from these narcissistic, worn out, ineffective administrators.
I'm so glad my child is not attending this school anymore. The principal and and some of the staff member are just plain rude.
They simply do not care, and their only concern is to have good reviews. To my husband and I, those are the emotions we did not want our daughter learn, life is about challenges, compassion, learning and family!
They have their own "clan" and do not allow new moms to be part of their "family".
We moved, and now our child is happy and her development is amazing. She is now a full-time gifted child,when at Suncoast Academy she was labeled as a kid with "perhaps learning disabilities".
I pulled my child from a public elementary school in Sarasota County 3 years ago and placed said child at SSA and have been absolutely thrilled ever since! Each teacher and staff member are extremely caring and show so much concern for all of the children. My child has thrived ever since we made the switch and she finally found a place where she feels she belongs. There needs to be more schools like SSA. Thank you Sarasota Suncoast Academy for being such a shining light in Sarasota!!