Discovering your educational path is easy in the Bradenton Area

The highly-rated public schools within the Bradenton Area provide focused career pathways for students interested in professional and technical careers. Our innovative approach to education such as Career Academies and Smaller Learning Communities has had an impact locally and nationally.

The Bradenton Area has robust postsecondary educational opportunities for students graduating high school as well as specialized programs for the lifelong learner.

School District of Manatee County

The School District of Manatee County is a student-focused school system that develops lifelong learners to be globally competitive.

Private Education

The Bradenton Area is home to top-notch private schools. IMG Academy is a world-famous athletic and sports performance training academy that includes post-graduate offerings. The college preparatory schools Saint Stephens’ Episcopal School and The Out-of-Door Academy have campuses in the Bradenton Area, as do Bradenton Christian Elementary School and Bradenton Christian High School. Click learn more to see a full list of private schools in Manatee County.

Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College’s mission is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.

State College of Florida

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), guided by measurable standards of institutional excellence, provides engaging and accessible learning environments that result in student success and community prosperity.

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) conducts innovative scholarship, creative activity, and basic and translational research, and delivers a world-class educational experience promoting the success of our talented and diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a private, not for profit college of medicine, schools of dentistry, pharmacy, health services administration and biomedical science with campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida, and Elmira, New York. LECOM confers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine (D.O.), pharmacy (PharmD), dentistry (DMD) , healthcare administration (DHA), anatomy education (DAE), microbiology education (DME) as well as masters’ degrees in health services administration (MHSA), biomedical ethics (MSBE), public health (MPH),  medical education (MSM Ed), medical science (MMS), clinical nursing leader (MSN-CNL), and biomedical science (MSBS) programs.

Ringling College of Art and Design

Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.

New College of Florida

New College of Florida is the State University System of Florida’s designated honors college and educates intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement.

University of Florida Innovation Station

As an extension of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the University of Florida Innovation Station’s (UFIS) primary goal is to extend engineering resources into the community to provide economic impact and workforce development to Florida companies, communities, and citizens. UF Development services to Florida industry facilitates product and project development and technology commercialization.

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