3636 S. Shade Ave.
Sarasota, FL   34239
(941) 361-6472
FAX:  (941) 361-6508

Office Hours:  8:30AM - 5:00PM
School Hours:  9:30AM - 4:15PM


"Developing knowledgeable and caring young people to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."

Vision and Mission Statement:

Brookside Middle School places the child at the center of its learning activities to enable all learners to lead productive, responsible and healthful lives.  Brookside Middle School prepares students to achieve the highest learning standards by engaging a high quality staff, involved parents, and a supportive community.


bullet Expectations for learning and behavior should reflect  the highest possible standards.
bullet Successful schooling is a shared responsibility, requiring commitment and communication among parents, students and staff.
bullet In an atmosphere of shared respect, all students and staff have a right to learn and work in healthy, caring and safe environment.
bullet A variety of research based, best practice techniques should be utilized to meet individual needs.



Brookside Middle School is proud to be the only middle school located in the city of Sarasota. The “state of the art” sixteen-acre campus opened in the fall of 2000. Committed to interdisciplinary teaching in small learning communities, the “International Baccalaureate World School” and “Academy of Technology” provide academically challenging pathways to Brookside students.

Best Instructional Practices Include:

bullet Authentic Assessment (Portfolios, Projects, Presentations)
bullet Progress Monitoring Each Student
bullet Writing Across All Content Areas
bullet Hands-on Learning Activities
bullet Literacy Instruction Across all Content Areas
bullet Technology Infused Instruction, Learning and Application
bullet Problem-Solving Design Cycle
bullet Interdisciplinary Units
bullet Multi-Grade Placement Opportunities
bullet Professional Learning Communities
bullet Collaborative Learning Strategies
bullet Vertical and Horizontal Program and Instructional Planning
bullet Strong Community and Cultural Identity