Carrollwood Day School

1515 W. Bearss Avenue,
Tampa, FL, 33613-0336
Tel: (813)920-2288
Carrollwood Day School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in preschool through 5th grade the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in grades 6 through 10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in grades 11 and 12.
CDS is the only school in Florida authorized by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the full continuum of IB programming and the sixth school in the United States to achieve this distinction.
CDS is a community of discovery and learning, empowering individuals to make a difference, developing and refining skills needed to be constructive citizens in an ever-changing world.
Carrollwood Day School stands out as a leader in its mission to educate the whole child.
In recognition of its academic excellence, CDS was selected as a 2004 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S.
Department of Education and in 2003, the school was awarded the prestigious distinction of National School of Character.CDS emphasizes performance and moral character and believes that intelligence must operate within the context of high moral standards.
CDS stresses the importance of building an ethical learning community in its quest for academic excellence and develops the values and principles that will define its students as the future leaders of a global society.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1981
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 840 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 43%
Number of AP Courses 29 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses IB DP Biology 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Biology 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Business & Management 12 [SL], IB DP Chemistry 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Chemistry 12 [SL/HL], IB DP English 11 [SL/HL], IB DP English 12 [SL/HL], IB DP French 11 [SL], IB DP French 12 [SL], IB DP Global Politics 11 [SL/HL], IB DP History 11 [SL/HL], IB DP History 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Math 11 [SL], IB DP Math 12 [SL], IB DP Math Studies 11 [SL], IB DP Math Studies 12 [SL], IB DP Music 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Music 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Physics 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Physics 12 [SL], IB DP Psychology 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Psychology 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Spanish 11 [HL], IB DP Spanish 11 [SL], IB DP Spanish 12 [SL], IB DP Theatre Arts 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Theatre Arts 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Visual Arts 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Visual Arts 12 [SL/HL]  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniforms for kindergarten - high school)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 2012-2013 Tuition:
Preschool tuition ranges from $4,025 to $9,995. Kindergarten tuition is $10,900. Grades 1 - 5 tuition is $12,520. Middle School tuition is $13,375. High School tuition is $15,950.
Admissions Director Dawn Schweitzer
Admissions Associate Michelle Cáceres


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCheeringCross CountryDance
EquestrianFencingFlag FootballFootballGolf
SoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and Field
CheeringCross Country,
FencingFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AV Club, Action Club / Student Council (Elementary), Art, Chess, Diversity Club, Do Something Club, Drama Club, Environmental Clubs (High School & Middle School), Flamenco Dance Club, Forensics, Forensics, French National Honor Society, Instrumental Music Lessons, Intramural Sports (Elementary), Journalism (High School), Junior Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, National Beta Club (Middle School), National Honor Society, Oprah's Ambassadors, Patriot Society (Middle School Leadership Club), Peer Mediation, Pep Squad (Elementary), Robotics Club, Rock Band, Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica), Strategy Games, Student Council (Middle School), Student Government (High School), Table Tennis, The International Thespian Society, Thespian Troupe, Tutoring Club, Year Book Club AV Club, Art, Chess, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Forensics, Forensics, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Peer Mediation, Robotics Club, Rock Band, Strategy Games, Table Tennis, Tutoring Club, Year Book Club, Action Club / Student Council (Elementary),
Do Something Club,
Environmental Clubs (High School & Middle School),
Flamenco Dance Club,
French National Honor Society,
Instrumental Music Lessons,
Intramural Sports (Elementary),
Journalism (High School),
Junior Spanish Honor Society,
Model United Nations,
National Beta Club (Middle School),
National Honor Society,
Oprah's Ambassadors,
Patriot Society (Middle School Leadership Club),
Pep Squad (Elementary),
Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica),
Student Council (Middle School),
Student Government (High School),
The International Thespian Society,
Thespian Troupe,

School Notes:

    • CDS was founded in 1981 and currently serves students from two-years-old through high school on two campuses in north Tampa.
    • Preschool and kindergarten students attend our Early Childhood Campus at 12606 Casey Road.
    • First grade through high school classes are located at CDS's upper campus located at 1515 W. Bearss Avenue.

    Profile last updated: 08/31/2012

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The nearest high school is Gateway Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gateway Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gateway Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
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