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Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, FL 33618 | 813-961-3087 | www.corbettprep.com

Founded ​51 years ago, Corbett Prep offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum for all students. Teachers use research-based strategies to create hands-on learning experiences. Visual and performing arts, team sports, and social-emotional learning curriculum align to develop confident, creative, innovative thinkers with character ready to contribute to the world in a meaningful, positive way.

Total Enrollment: 539

Class Size: Varies by grade (12-20)

Grades Offered: PreK3-8th

Tuition Range: $12,500-$17,020

Amenities: Financial aid, bus service, team sports (1st-8th grades), visual and performing arts, uniforms (dress code), international visitors, STEAM lab


Tues., Oct. 15 & Thurs., Nov. 14
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Experience for yourself what has made Corbett Prep an extraordinary environment for learning in Tampa for 51 years. Headmaster Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman will share an overview of the school’s philosophy, its brain-based teaching strategies, and the social-emotional learning curriculum. Middle School Student Ambassadors will lead you on a tour of the campus and classrooms. A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP or email Director of Admissions Maribel Garrett to schedule a personal tour.  Learn more…

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Open Houses, Wed. Jan 22 and Tues., Feb. 25!

Campus Facilities | Corbett Prep is located on a beautiful cypress-covered 15-acre campus in Tampa that includes separate facilities and an athletic field for middle school. The award-winning lakeside campus houses two gymnasiums, two art studios, two music rooms, a STEAM lab, three playgrounds, a conference/performance center, and more to serve PreK3-8th grade students.

International Baccalaureate (IB) | Corbett Prep offers the IB Programme to all students from PreK3-8th grade. The Primary Years Programme includes students in PreK3-5th grade, and the Middle Years Programme spans 6th-8th grade. Students complete comprehensive projects drawing from what they have learned as IB students in 5th and 8th grade. Corbett Prep also has developed strong global connections through international study programs with Spain, China and Germany and follows Global Learning Benchmarks the International School Connection (ISC) has established.

Athletics | A member of the Florida West Coast League, Corbett Prep offers a competitive middle school athletic program that includes 11 sports and 20 teams: Baseball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Flag Football, and Wrestling. All middle school students are welcome and encouraged to participate. Elementary students can join developmental sports after school, and fourth and fifth graders compete as junior varsity athletes in Cross Country and Track & Field. All students take physical education and have dedicated time for free play or intramurals in all grades each day.

Arts | Music, dance, visual arts, and theatre are integrated into the Corbett Prep educational philosophy. PreK3-8th grade students have a multitude of opportunities for self-expression through the arts program, and performance experiences help build stage presence and confidence both inside and outside classrooms.

Electives, clubs, and special curriculum options for musical theatre, chorus, art, band, dance, and drama provide more opportunities for deeper and meaningful learning.

STEAM | The STEAM program at Corbett Prep combines the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the art of design and mathematics through dedicated classes for all students, electives and clubs for middle school students, and after-school activities.

Students work in the  Application Lab, a STEAM classroom that combines elements of maker spaces, computer labs and old-fashioned wood shops. Students choose from high tech and “low tech” tools based on the type of work they need to do. Some projects require the 3D printer; others need saws and sandpaper. STEAM Specialists challenge all students in the App Lab to think of themselves as “solution makers” – students who can problem solve, think critically and persevere through challenges.

Social and Emotional Learning | Corbett Prep’s social-emotional learning program is a comprehensive effort to build community and give students the tools they need to identify and regulate their emotions. In 2016, Corbett Prep became the national pilot school for the Four Pillars of Wellbeing, a research-based curriculum that grew out of a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Corbett Prep now is a training site for schools worldwide that want to implement the Four Pillars, which includes mindfulness, community building, self curiosity and contentment and balance.

Community Programs | Corbett Prep offers opportunities in athletics and the arts to the greater Tampa Bay area through its Community School for Sports (CSS) and Community School of the Arts (CSA).  CSS hosts skill-based and competitive sports programs open to all PreK4 through high school students in the community in a variety of sports, including its popular youth basketball program, the Ultimate Warriors Basketball Academy. CSA students enroll in arts classes, take private, pair and group lessons, attend workshops and appear in recitals and musical theatre. In June and July, Corbett Prep opens its doors to the community with CAMP IDS, a seven-week summer camp featuring more than 100 half- and full-day camps.

Dress Code | Corbett Prep’s dress code offers many options and is designed to promote a positive self-image for students and maintain proper decorum for a learning environment.

Transportation | Corbett Prep currently provides morning and afternoon bus service to Northwest Tampa, Northeast Tampa, South Tampa and the Westchase area.

Accreditation, Memberships & Recognition | Corbett Prep is accredited through the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsAdvancED, and the Florida Kindergarten Council.  Memberships include the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals. Corbett Prep is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

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