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For the Love of Learning

Live at North River Ranch, and you’ll discover that it’s also a new educational hub for the entire Manatee County region. Our exceptional education network offers opportunities for learning at every stage of life. Recognizing the need for good public schools in the area, Neal Land & Neighborhoods was instrumental in facilitating the development of the new Parrish Community High School and the new Barbara A. Harvey Elementary School. Both schools opened in 2019 and are an easy walk from anywhere in the community. Buffalo Creek Middle School is also only minutes away by car or bus. Plus, several private and charter schools are nearby, with a preschool set to open onsite as well.

A new middle school site has been identified for North River Ranch. We anticipate announcements on the school’s opening dates in 2025. Read all about it here.

Higher education will be only steps away too. A new State College of Florida campus is adjacent to North River Ranch’s Riverfield neighborhood. The college will offer both associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Imagine going from pre-K to college, all within walking and biking distance of your home! Lifelong learners can take advantage of our outdoor “classroom” environment thanks to our miles of trails and unexpected opportunities for discovery. It’s time to make a brilliant move to our new home community in Manatee County.

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Barbara A. Harvey Elementary

Barbara Harvey Elementary reflects our namesake: Passionate and dedicated educators who treat everyone like family. We give away hugs while elevating academic success. We care for each child, finding their learning style and adapting to their needs. We connect with parents and the community to produce socially responsible citizens of the world. We make memories every day in a warm and friendly environment so students feel valued.

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Buffalo Creek Middle School

The mission of Buffalo Creek Middle School is to inspire our students with a passion for learning, empowered to pursue their dreams confidently and creatively while contributing to our community, nation and world.

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Future North River Ranch Middle School

Read more about the future North River Ranch Middle School coming school year 2025 here!

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Parrish Community High School

We provide a safe and supportive environment, focused on academic excellence, social awareness, and community involvement while creating innovative learners who are inspired to meet local and global challenges.

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