Best School Options Near Aqua in Bradenton, FL


There are so many reasons to move to a new home community in Bradenton, FL — fantastic year-round weather, easy access to Gulf Coast attractions, a sparkling blue lagoon for swimming and paddling, and a wide variety of great school options for your children! From Pre-K through high school, you can choose from public, private, or special interest schools, all conveniently located near Aqua. Getting to and from a great school will be a breeze - just like living at Aqua! Here are your top school options in the area:


Special Interest/Boarding Schools


IMG Academy is a prestigious boarding school and world renowned sports academy, just minutes away from the Aqua community, that has educated and trained some of the world’s top athletes, including #1 tennis players and Grand Slam champions, #1 overall NFL draft picks, top NBA athletes, successful PGA Tour/LPGA players, and NCAA champions. The school serves student-athletes in grades 6-12, and there are a variety of camps, training, events, and retreats for sports enthusiasts of all ages.


Private Schools


Private schools in Bradenton can be both nonsectarian and religiously affiliated. As of this year, there are 35 private schools serving 4,482 students in Manatee County.  Several of the top-ranked are:



For a more complete listing of private schools in Manatee County, visit  


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Public Schools


Aqua is located in the Manatee County School District, which operates traditional public schools, charter schools, and magnet schools for students in grades K-12. 


In traditional public schools, as long as you live within the district's boundaries for that school, your child is guaranteed a seat. Simply register your child when you've moved to your new address, submit the proper paperwork, and you're all set for the next school year.


Charter schools in Florida are public schools that operate under a performance contract, or a “charter,” which frees them from certain regulations created for traditional public schools while still holding them accountable for academic and financial results. These schools are typically open to any students within the district regardless and not limited by specific school address boundaries.


Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum that focuses on a particular theme such as mathematics, science, technology, communications, international affairs, business, or performing arts.

About Aqua


These school options are all close and convenient when you live at Aqua, a gated, single family home community near the Sarasota Bay near Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island in West Bradenton. It has world-class amenities including a four-acre, translucent blue lagoon and tropical beach where you can swim, kayak, or laze around with family and friends while soaking up the Florida sun. Unlimited serenity, a vibrant lifestyle with elegant design, and unique architecture in your own private courtyard are all reasons you will love to call Aqua home.

For more information on living at Aqua, please call us at 941-214-9857 or schedule a private tour to see our model homes today.