Young families are particularly attracted to The Landings because of its proximity to the best schools in the county, state and nation. The Pine View School, which is a public school for the Gifted, is located in Osprey, Florida less than 15 minutes driving time from The Landings. In 2009, Pine View was rated America's Best High School in Florida by Business Week. Out of public and private schools, it has been rated as high as the 6th best high school in the nation (2007). It is a public school with grades 2 through 12 and is open to Sarasota residents only. The Landings also is served by Phillippi Shores elementary, Brookside middle, and Riverview high schools. These three schools are the only three schools in Sarasota County with International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The IB offers teacher training, sets curricula, conducts strenuous examinations, and offers a world class credential to talented students.