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4380 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

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April 24, 2015
My son began attending Dreams are Free after three years at another private school for LD and ADHD kids in the area. Dreams are Free has been a dream come true for our family. The administration and teachers are highly trained and skilled at working with children with learning disabilities, and many enrichments are provided automatically such as occupational therapy, Spanish, and technology. My son has learned a great deal this year. The school has not only helped our son, but also our entire family. Dreams is a Catholic school, but children of all faiths attend. My son has enjoyed learning about the Catholic religion at Dreams.

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March 11, 2015
My daughter has been attending this school for 3 months and I'm blown away on how much she has excelled academically and socially. The staff is wonderful and friendly and I'm always greeted with a welcoming smile. My daughter has not complained at all which is a great relief. She is happy and comfortable at her new school and no longer stressed. I highly recommend any child with learning/social disabilities to attend this school. It has changed our family in so many ways.

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February 20, 2015
Our son started attending DRF school in second grade. Prior to DRF he was enrolled in a public school with accommodations. His exceptionality is speech and sensory processing disorder. Dreams are Free has quite literally changed our child from being frustrated and overwhelmed to a confident, happy and fulfilled child. The small class size with an individual approach, along with therapy on site (occupation and speech) has helped our son close the academic gap that has been problematic for years. I truly believe that the teachers, principal and therapists all believe and support my child to reach his highest potential. He has friends that accept him for who he is and love him for it and as a parent I cannot ask for anything better then that. He is now in 5th grade and is still continuing to thrive by DRF accommodating the stages of maturity and growth every year. DRF individualizes each child's approach to learning and sociability on a yearly basis. I have enjoyed seeing his growth and my husband and I thank God that we have this school to celebrate how special our son is along with all the children that currently attend DRF!

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February 07, 2014
We are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with the opportunities our school has to offer students on the spectrum. Our certified and ESE endorsed teachers are keenly aware of each child s mannerisms and special needs, including stimming, and do not penalize them for it. We strive to have constant communication with our families as we know that each child benefits from open and continuous contact from school and home. Fortunately, we have an open communication policy where families may call or email any teacher or the principal at any time, or request a conference. In addition, we always have communication through our daily agendas, Friday Email Messages and Friday Folders. Unfortunately, we have not heard of a complaint from a family, so we are unable to resolve your worry directly. I encourage you to reach out to our principal, Rebecca Shields, at (941) 366-4010 or rshields@dreamsarefree.org so we may alleviate your concern. We look forward to speaking with you.

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February 06, 2014
This school does not understand stim behaviors whatsoever of the children on the Spectrum and assume the worst despite an otherwise happy child. No communication whatsoever. I am removing my child ASAP.

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December 10, 2013
I am very disappointed with DAF. It is NOT a good school for children with special needs. Who has ears, let him hear.

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November 22, 2013
My son has been going to Dreams for eight years, and I can't say enough what a wonderful school this has been for all these years. Ms. Shields, the principal, is excellent and she has a wonderful way of attracting the best staff for our special kids. Small class sizes and a calm, relaxed, and nurturing atmosphere make it enjoyable for my son to go to school each day. I would highly recommend this school!

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November 07, 2013
Great staff. I love getting the Friday email every week with pictures and events. It's very well done. All the staff are dry professional and genuinely care. My daughter loves school now!

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October 30, 2013
We are very happy with Dreams Are Free for our daughter with special learning needs. We like the focus on academics and the structured environment. Our daughter is making friends and feels fully supported by her teachers and peers. As a family, we feel informed and part of the school community.

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October 25, 2013
My daughter was in the public school system which is fine for those who do not have any reading issues, however, after getting my daughter evaluated. The therapist suggested sending my daughter to a smaller school with specialized help. This school provides that and much more. I have seen a great improvement both socially and educationally. I like the small classrooms and over all feel of the school. I just wish that the school didn't stop at 8th grade.

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October 21, 2013
Our school is an exceptional platform for a student, with any level of "special needs", to attain an excellent education that will help them to exceed throughout their life.

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October 17, 2013
We LOVE Dreams!!! Our son has improved so much since he started school there. He loves going to school each and every day. The staff is super.

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October 12, 2013
We just switched our daughter from public school, where we felt her needs were being passed over and she was left behind to fail. She is blossoming in the caring environment and we couldn't be happier to have her at Dreams Are Free. We're glad that she has the opportunity to succeed, and she loves going to school again. She's made lots of new friends and we love the teachers and principal. They care enough to communicate with us on a regular basis concerning her progress. A weight has also been lifted from our shoulders!

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October 11, 2013
Finding a school to help my child who was struggling in public school was a huge concern for us. My son is very happy with his teachers at Dreams are Free and has made lots of friends. We love the small classroom size and the teachers are ESE certified and wonderful. A weight has been lifted from our shoulders! We definitely recommend Dreams Are Free!

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We work with children who are struggling academically, and children with special learning needs. Our students are average to above-average in intelligence and may have: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Speech and Language Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Anxiety, high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), or others. Students learn in classrooms of 12 students or fewer and are taught by certified teachers. We have on-site occupational, physical and speech therapies.

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Dreams Are Free Catholic School At Bishop Nevins Academy
4380 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL  34232
(941) 366-4010
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