Secondary & Professional Education

Eckerd College

1549 Ringling Blvd Ste 500, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 957-3397

Eckerd College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college. In the Program for Experienced Learners (PEL), adult students earn BA
degrees in an accelerated evening and weekend format. Several
majors are available. Students can earn credit for experiential learning

Sarasota County Technical Institute

4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL, 34233-1758

(941) 924-1365

SCTI offers technical training to high school and adult students utilizing
state-of-the-art methods and equipment. SCTI also offers academic
classes for high school diploma or GED and adult English for
Speakers of Other Language (ESOL).

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

8000 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293

(941) 408-1300

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is the region’s oldest and largest fully accredited public college with an annual enrollment of 36,000 and more than 36,000 graduates in its 53 years. A thriving 100-acre, full-service campus in south Sarasota County is easily accessible from Venice, North Port and Englewood.SCF students may earn an associate in arts (A.A.) degree in preparation for transfer to a university, or two-year associate in applied science (A.A.S.) and associate in science (A.S.) degrees that prepare graduates for immediate entry into high-skills careers or to continue their education in specialized fields.SCF’s Center for Corporate and Community Development offers an array of noncredit courses, workshops, seminars and on-site training programs in modern, well-equipped classrooms at three campuses as well as online and at area businesses.

USF Sarasota Manatee South

8000 Tamiami Trl S Bldg 1800, Venice, FL 34293

(941) 426-7784

USF Sarasota-Manatee now offers two convenient locations for the residents of Sarasota County to earn baccalaureate and Masters degrees. Along with the new campus center located near the Sarasota airport, USF also offers course work on the campus of State College of Florida in Venice.

Dr. Arthur Guilford is the Regional Chancellor, and Susan Freeman is the Director of the Sarasota-Manatee campus. For more information on degree programs offered at USF Sarasota-Manatee, please contact Susan Freeman at or 941-426-7784.

Webster University

8043 Cooper Creek Blvd #101, University Park, FL 34201

(941) 358-3840

Webster University is a global leader in practical graduate school education with over 100 worldwide campuses.

Evening and weekend classes are tailored to accommodate the working adult’s busy schedule. You can complete your master’s degree in 18-22 months in one of the following programs: Business Administration, Human Resources Development, and Counseling.


Private Schools

AMIkids Sarasota County, Inc.

1130 Indian Hills Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

(941) 408-7600

Epiphany Cathedral School

316 Sarasota St, Venice, FL 34285

(941) 488-2215


Venice Christian School

1200 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34292

(941) 496-4411

European Academy of Early Education

239 Albee Rd W Nokomis, FL 34275

(941) 412-0088

Private Preschool - First Grade. Two years through First grade with an exceptional curriculum.

Public Charter Schools

Student Leadership Academy of Venice

200 Field Avenue E., Venice, FL 34285

(941) 485-5551

Venice Island’s first and only public charter school to provide an
academic and social atmosphere that will promote SCHOLARSHIP in adolescents by encouraging them to discover and develop their individual talents and to recognize that reading is a requisite skill for scholarship in all areas. To create stimulating opportunities for students to develop LEADERSHIP skills. To instill in students the
value of volunteerism through SERVICE learning.