There is no tuition to attend SMA. Sarasota Military Academy is a free, public charter school, college preparatory and career pathway program with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. As a public charter, there is no tuition required to attend SMA.
SMA is not a boarding school. Although we have as our foundation a military structure and our high school is an all school JROTC program, we are not what many perceive as a "military reform school". SMA takes a modern approach in understanding the power of character and skill building focused in both the military and a 21st century education.
SMA buses cadets from all over Sarasota County and North Port including pocket pick-up stops. You may choose any of those stops to send your cadet to school. We also bus through Manattee County and registration is required because of limited availability.
Questions regarding transportation may be directed to our Route Supervisor, SMA-MAJ Beth Harris.
Before care is offered at the SMA Prep Campus (grades 6 - 8). This is a safe and affordable option for parents to drop off their children before school each day. Our goal is to support families who need options earlier than the regular 8:30 AM drop-off start time by providing a learning environment at school for their children to complete homework or engage in other activities as early as 7 AM. Breakfast is available (for purchase or through the free/reduced program) at 8:30 AM. Hours: 7 – 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday, excluding school holidays and days off. Drop-off is at the school office and requires an adult sign-in. Find more details here.
SMA Prep offers many after school clubs and sports. Learn more here.