Dreams Are Free Catholic School at Bishop Nevins Academy

4380 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 366-4010, DreamsAreFree.org
Ms. Rebecca Shields, Principal
rshields@dreamsarefree.org

Dreams Are Free Catholic School is a part of Bishop Nevins Academy and is located on the corner of Fruitville and McIntosh roads. Our campus offers the exclusive opportunity to receive specially designed instruction to meet unique learning needs in a traditional school environment. Our campus features a chapel, large fenced playgrounds, basketball courts, and a school cafeteria serving a variety of hot lunches.

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, Speech and Language Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Anxiety, high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, and others. Students learn in classrooms of 12 students or fewer and are taught by our State certified, ESE endorsed teachers. We have on-site occupational, physical and speech therapies. In addition, we accept the McKay Scholarship, the Step-Up for Students Scholarship and we provide financial aid to qualifying families.


Dreams Are Free is fully accredited, and our curriculum aligns with the Diocese of Venice Curriculum Standards as well as the Florida State Standards. Our academic-based program includes: religion, reading, mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, physical education, art, music and introduction to Spanish. Our students are taught based on their individual education plan in order to achieve their personal academic goals.

The dedicated faculty, staff and volunteers make Dreams Are Free a unique educational opportunity for students with special learning needs.

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