Dreams Are Free Catholic School

4380 Fruitville Road,
Sarasota, FL, 34232
Tel: (941)366-4010
Grades: K - 8 | 47 students
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.
We accept the McKay Scholarship and provide financial aid to qualifying families.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Speech and Language Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Anxiety, high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Asperger Syndrome (AS), and many others
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 47 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Dreams Are Free Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Kahki pants, shorts and skirts, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes We accept the John McKay Scholarship and provide financial aid to qualifying families.
% on Financial Aid 60%
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms. Rebecca Shields
Admissions Associate Mrs. Pat Antonio

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 02/03/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cardinal Mooney High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Martha Catholic School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Martha Catholic School (0 miles away)
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  • Sarasota Cardinal Mooney High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4171 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-4917
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sarasota
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Martha Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4380 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)953-4181
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  428  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Sarasota
    Julie Rohr Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    4466 Fruitville Rd
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-4979
    Special Program Emphasis
    0  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Sarasota
    Sunnyside Mennonite School
    (Mennonite)
    901 Honore Avenue
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)379-9600
    (Mennonite)
    0.7  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  K-12
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    Sarasota Christian School
    (Mennonite)
    5415 Bahia Vista Street
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-6481
    (Mennonite)
    1  mi  |  422  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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