Closing The Gap School

133 McIntosh Road,
Sarasota, FL, 34232
Tel: (941)552-9090
Grades: K - 12 | 29 students
The GAP School's mission is two-fold: it is for students with learning disabilities who need to retrain, refocus, and reconnect with their own learning potential so they can get back into public and charter schools, as well as, other private schools; and it offers support, foundation, and direction to our families.
The GAP School does not discriminate in any way on the basis of race, religion, or creed with respect to admissions, student privileges, facultyor scholarships.
The philosophies of The GAP School are embedded in Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence model and Dr.
Mel Levine’s neuro developmental construct model.
When the teaching team, students and families understand the student’s strengths and challenges, the outcomes are more realistic.
Students start out with a multi-talented label instead of a learning disability label.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Differences supported
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 29 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Closing The Gap School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 3%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki bottoms and uniform shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,500
Tuition Notes We are a McKay Scholarship recipient school.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lori Stephens

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sunnyside Mennonite School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ascension Lutheran School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ascension Lutheran School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Sarasota Ascension Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    800 Mcintosh Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-5909
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    0.6  mi  |  59  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Sarasota
    Sunnyside Mennonite School
    (Mennonite)
    901 Honore Avenue
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)379-9600
    (Mennonite)
    1.2  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Sarasota
    Palm Grove Mennonite School
    (Mennonite)
    1087 Beneva Rd
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)373-0089
    (Mennonite)
    1.4  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Sarasota
    Cardinal Mooney High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4171 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)371-4917
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sarasota
    Dreams Are Free Catholic School
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    4380 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota , FL , 34232
    (941)366-4010
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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