Who We Are

Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a public charter school, and college preparatory academy with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor, and respect.

SMA's mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world. Sarasota Military Academy High School is located at 801 N. Orange Avenue and Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School, is located at 3101 Bethel Lane. 

Our Values


SMA cadets embrace the challenge of bringing honor to themselves, their families, their communities and the United States of America. 


We share a fundamental belief that doing the right thing is always the right choice. To SMA cadets, accountability for behavior and decision-making is an expectation that is embraced.


Our cadet culture instills personal, social and patriotic respect, demonstrated with confidence through courtesy, politeness, kindness, and consideration for others.