Master the Possibilities

Master the Possibilities (MTP) Education Center is an award winning, lifelong learning program. It offers more classes, more lectures and more chances to expand your horizons than any other active adult community. Why? Because we believe learning is a lifelong enterprise. Part of our vision from the very beginning, On Top of the World Communities puts education at the forefront through this innovative adult-centered program.

“On Top of the World will invite leaders in the arts, politics, business, religion to visit and lead discussions on the great issues of the day. We will have creative seminars on sculpture, painting, and philosophy.” – Sidney Colen, founder and patriarch of On Top of the World Communities

Master the Possibilities boasts a highly credentialed faculty with over 150 instructors, medical professionals and college professors from across the U.S. as well as a Visiting Scholars program. Our state-of-the-art facility features lecture halls, classrooms, art studios, a computer lab and more. With annual enrollment exceeding 25,000, we know we are serving our community well.

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More classes and more opportunities to expand your horizons.

With as many as 600 offerings per semester, you will always find something to pique your interest. And, most classes are free to our residents.

The Summer MTP catalog is now available online, at the Education Center and at various libraries. There are 530 classes and 150 brand new offerings to help you learn, grow and have fun. Register early to insure you get your top choices. Some classes fill up fast.

American History
World History
Current Events
Scientific Ideas
Spanish Language
Italian Language
Book Club
Identity Theft
And many more!
Metal Embossing
Glass Painting
Ceramics & Pottery
And many more!


Computer Maintenance
Microsoft Word Basics
Create a Website
Android Smart Phones
Saving Digital Photography
iPad and iPhone
Social Media
Estate Planning
End of Year Considerations
Health & Medical
Nutrition and Diet
Nurse Practitioner Series
Alzheimer’s Series
Eye Series
Pharmacology Series


What Our Residents are Saying

Master the Possibilities Education Center offers more classes, more lectures and more chances to expand your horizons than any other.

Shirley M.
“The entire program leaves one longing for more time to be more deeply involved. The scope of what is offered, the quality of the teachers and the content of their classes, meeting others from the area…all help to confirm that my decision to move here was the right one.”

“Just as we go to the Fitness Center to exercise our bodies, we go to MTP to exercise our minds’ intellectual power.”

Allie G.
“The Master the Possibilities education program is a star in this community.”

Bernice C.
“The classes at Master the Possibilities have always exceeded my expectations. The instructors and topics offered rival any college courses.”

MTP in the News

Master the Possibilities incredible Lifelong Learning program has earned national and local accolades.

WHERE TO RETIRE MAGAZINE For the second time, Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has attracted national attention. The 2014 January/February edition of WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine features Master the Possibilities as the example of a meaningful and cutting edge educational program. In the article, MTP Director of Education Dan Dowd states “…learning new things and continuing their education is really part and parcel of what the baby boomers are all about.” WHERE TO RETIRE magazine noted our phenomenal success as well as how much we value student input…and that accounts for much of our popularity among our students.

THE OCALA STAR BANNER Local community newspaper highlighted the class variety, growth and overwhelming success of our lifelong learning program in the article “At Master the Possibilities, learning is a lifelong endeavor.”

WHERE TO RETIRE MAGAZINE The May/June 2012 edition of this national magazine which featured Ocala and On Top of the World Communities, called Master the Possibilities Education Center “a stunning success…a program developed at On Top of the World Communities.”

OCALA’S GOOD LIFE MAGAZINE The article “College For Seniors” shares an interview with Ken Colen, president of On Top of the World, and Dan Dowd, Director of Education, about Master the Possibilities’ lifelong learning program in the January 2011 edition.