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Stage Door Preschool of the Arts

3755 S. Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239

(941) 921-3149


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

We cover all learning areas within our curriculum. We offer a mix of teacher-directed and student-directed activities.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Experienced Certified Teachers Individualized Attention Kindergarten Readiness* (*Writing, Fine Motor, Listening & Independence Skills) Phonics & Whole Language Curriculum Math & Science Introduction to Sign Language VPK Offered Center-Based Classroom Arts Enrichment Classes* (*Dance, Theatre, Music, French...) Capoeira Field Trips Classroom Guests to Accentuate Curriculum Parent Involvement Encouraged Progress Reports Twice/Yr. Warm, Nurturing Environment Hugs and Praise Our Specialty!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is a proven fact that early exposure to the arts promotes activity in the brain, which increases children's abilities in math, science, and language arts. A curriculum enhanced with dance, theatre, music, and art aids in the development of self esteem, self discipline, cooperation, and motivation. That's why Stage Door Preschool of the Arts offers a well-balanced curriculum of academics and art-based activities!

A Typical Day

At StageDoor Preschool of the Arts, we offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum specifically designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Children aged 3-5 need to explore their world "hands on." At Stage Door, your child will sit in a teepee, build Lincoln's Cabin, paint like Monet, listen to a heartbeat, sing and dance for senior citizens, explore creative writing, count to 100, plant a garden, build a volcano, discover other cultures, perform on stage, and much, much more!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Student Assessments Twice/Year
Parent-Teacher Meetings Once/Year
Open House/Orientation With Parents and Children in August
Many Community Activities!

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school