Stay true to your school! When it comes to grading local campuses, our readers cheered Out-of-Door Academy as the academic standard. Religious institutions round out this honor roll, with Sarasota Christian School the first finalist, St. Stephens Episcopal School as second finalist and Cardinal Mooney High School as third finalist.

Michele Jenuleon (on ODA): Phenomenal school where the teachers and administrators go above and beyond to care for and teach the students!

John Tatum (on Sarasota Christian): A student at SCS can be involved in nearly as many activities and opportunities as they can imagine, opening their eyes to gifts and strengths they may not otherwise know they have. I'm involved with SCS doing a lunch catering program. I have assisted in events with the school and the work ethic, commitment and overall teamwork of the staff and students is very impressive.

Devin Harms (on Sarasota Christian): These children will be well prepared. They already handle many situations with poise.