Welcome to JRA!Julie Rohr Academy is a privately owned and operated, non-denominational school for students 18 months through 8th grade, located in Sarasota, FL.
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Julie Rohr Academy opened in 1974 as a small day care center with seventeen children. Since that time, it has grown substantially to meet the needs of the community. We now serve 170 students and have extended care available before and after school. With great demands currently being placed on the public school system, it is rewarding to offer an exciting, refreshing alternative.
Julie Rohr Academy's mission is to provide a motivating, challenging, creative, and enjoyable learning climate in a safe, caring, family atmosphere. We strive to provide our students with strong academic skills, problem-solving techniques, performing arts experiences, athletic activities, and emotional security. It is our goal to prepare our students to become capable, cooperative, contributing members of society.
Julie Rohr Academy is a private, non-denominational school for students ages 18 months through eighth grade. The philosophy of Julie Rohr Academy is to offer a quality education while providing an extended family atmosphere for our students, families and faculty. Our school focuses on fulfilling students' individual needs so they are able to progress academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. Students are encouraged to develop independent, creative critical thinking and problem solving skills and to work cooperatively with their peers.
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Julie Rohr Academy is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Every five years, a complete self-study and reevaluation is done. In addition, each time a grade is added or a change in program occurs, an evaluation visit is made by a committee. Florida Council Schools do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex, or national origin.
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MEET JULIE ROHR MCHUGH:
(Shown: Julie on stage at the Players Theater in 1964!)
Get to know Julie a little through the people who know her best. The short video even includes a clip of Julie performing on the Ed Sullivan show!
CENTER FOR MUSICAL THEATRE:
The Center for Musical Theatre at Julie Rohr Academy was formed to encourage and support students from Pre-School through 8th grade to excel in performing arts. read more >
The Latest JRA NewsATTENTION PARENTS:
Footloose Cast ListRen - Nick Altomare Willard - Zach Krautter
Shaw - Brion Whitley Chuck - Julian Soriano
Jeter - Shelby Rhodes Garvin - Donato Quattro
Bickel - Cameron Kiser-Gilmor
Coach - Beau Basista
Wes (Uncle) - Thomas Sinclair
Travis - Jon Myers Lyle - Logan Camp
Cop 1 - Kyle Turgeon Cop 2 - Brendan Caruso
Country SingersBob - Davian McKinon Bill - Logan Camp
Principal - Dorian RamirezAriel - Taylor Brenes Rusty - Chloe Reeves
Vi - Ally Williams Ethel - Alexis Casey
Wendy Jo - Hayley Walding
Urleen - Sydney Turgeon
Bobby Sue - Danielle Bringman
Eleanor (Coach's Wife) - Lauren Weble
Lulu - (Wes's Wife) - Savannah Bringman
Betty Blast - Lily Kouzehkanani
Teen Girls of Beaumont
Terry - Courtney Mynatt Sally - Molly Boyas
Suzzette - Jai Heckman Mary - Zyanne Miller
Beverly - Kathryn Lisman
Sarah - Ryan Whitley
Margaret - Delaney Swain
Sharon - Jasmine Podolak
Irene - Emma Burg
Sarah Jane - Camille GoldenNational School Choice WeekThis week, Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, Julie Rohr Academy will be joining schools across the Nation in celebrating National School Choice Week. In honor of this celebration, we are inviting parents of students in kindergarten through 8th grade to join us for lunch and activities in the Reading Garden from 11:30 - 1:00. A "celebration" lunch of pizza, drink, and dessert will be provided for the parents. Our treat! Students can use their lunch tickets to order pizza. You could also bring a bag lunch to share with your child if you wish.
Students are asked to wear a JRA t-shirt or a yellow t-shirt (the official color of the national celebration). Students will be recognized for different things, such as the student who has been here the longest, the student who had parents (grandparents?) who attended JRA, etc. Songs will be sung and balloons (biodegradable ones, of course!) released. A photo will be taken for the JRA website.We deeply appreciate that you as parents have exercised your right to choose us, a private school. We are proud that we have been a part of the Sarasota community for 38 years, a member of the John McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities program for 8 years, and a member of the Florida Corporate Tax Scholarship program for 3 years. Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your children.Please let the office know by 1/30 if you will be attending so we can get an accurate count to order the pizza. We sincerely hope you can join us!
Our boys basketball team won the Florida Suncoast League Boys Basketball Championship! We played SSAS for the championship and won 48 to 43. What an exciting game it was! The score went back and forth and it was either teams win right up to the end. Great game guys and congratulations to Brion, Shelby, Nick, Beau, Cameron, Thomas and Logan!!
1st - 5th Van Wezel Field Trip
The field trip to Van Wezel will be a production called Frecklejuice. This should be a lot of fun for our elementary students. They will be going on Friday, Feb. 1st.
JRA Field Day February 22nd
We are so excited to be able to bring back "Field Day" to JRA! Here are some of the details and later this week we will be sending out information onsponsorships that will be available. If you were at Julie Rohr Academy last year, you know that this is an event the kids really look forward to and not to be missed, so mark your calendars!
Nursery to 8th grade classes will be assigned a Team Color and we will be encouraging each class to make Team banners and pennants in their class color to show their team spirit! Since this is an all-day event, we will need LOTS of helping hands, and there will be many volunteer opportunities available.
We still need committee members!! If you would like to be a part of the planning for this fun event, please contact Kelly Marsh at 941-350-3767 or KelBelleFl@aol.com. Thanks!
8th Grade Field Trip
The 8th grade will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas for their class trip. April 26th
Our Spring Musical will be the broadway show Footloose. We will be performing at the Sarasota Opera House on Friday, May 17th. This will be the final Broadway Production of Julie Rohr Academy and we are inviting all former performers to be in our adult choir. This will involve practicing 1 night a week from 6 - 7pm.
Larry is a retired Navy Seal with the United States Navy. He served in the Vietnam War. The proper care and respect for our country’s flag is something he learned in the Navy.
The staff, student body, and their families thank you, Larry, so very, very much.