Carrollwood Day School

1515 W. Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613-0336
Tel: (813)920-2288
Grades: NS - 12 | 917 students
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Science is a core part of the curriculum beginning in preschool. Students in the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) select a two-year course in chemistry, physics, or biology.  In addition to  learning scientific methods and research skills through practical experimental work, these courses raise awareness of the social, moral  economic and environmental implications of using science and technology.
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Science is a core part of the curriculum beginning in preschool. Students in the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) select a two-year course in chemistry, physics, or biology.  In addition to  learning scientific methods and research skills through practical experimental work, these courses raise awareness of the social, moral  economic and environmental implications of using science and technology.
Elementary students learn about beat, rhythm and pitch through the singing of songs, movement, and the playing of instruments. Younger students begin with rhythm instruments and in third grade students learn to play the soprano recorder.  Students create grade-level curriculum-related shows that are performed in front of the elementary school and parents and there are full school performances each fall
Technology is embedded in the curriculum at all levels enabling students to learn the skills they will need to succeed in a digital world. In addition to computer labs, classrooms share laptop carts in grades 1 - 8 and the high school has a one-to-one laptop program. In 2013-2014 the school will transition to a one-to-one iPad program beginning with
CDS’s early childhood program builds on the children’s natural curiosity. Our teachers cultivate in them the desire and understanding necessary to continue to seek and use knowledge in an ever changing world. Our children learn new information through their desire to problem solve and to delve further into their world.
Carrollwood Day School's MakerLab provides many opportunities for our students to create, design, and explore. Everyday students can be heard sharing their exciting STEEM experiences in the MakerLab. Through trial and error they are learning that they are creative young inventors and problem solvers. They are gaining essential skills that will use as the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Carrollwood Day School offers a competitive athletic program for students of all skill levels with 43 teams participating in 13 sports. Our athletes and coaches understand the importance of representing our school well. The focus is on excellent sportsmanship, team work, and the development of competitive teams and individuals.  CDS athletic teams regularly qualify to compete in post season competition.
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 was the first 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 Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1981
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 917 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Carrollwood Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 41%
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/HL], 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 English B 11 [SL], IB DP English B 12 [SL], IB DP Environmental Systems and Societies 11 [SL], IB DP Environmental Systems and Societies 12 [SL], IB DP French 11 ab initio [SL], IB DP French 11 [SL], IB DP French 12 ab initio [SL], IB DP French 12 [SL], IB DP Global Politics 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Global Politics 12 [SL/HL], IB DP History 11 [SL/HL], IB DP History 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Information Technology in a Global Society 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Math 11 [HL], IB DP Math 11 [SL], IB DP Math 12 [HL], 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 11 [SL], IB DP Physics 12 [SL], IB DP Physics 12 [SL], IB DP Psychology 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Psychology 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Spanish 11 ab initio [SL], IB DP Spanish 11 [HL], IB DP Spanish 11 [SL], IB DP Spanish 12 ab initio [SL], IB DP Spanish 12 [SL], IB DP Spanish A 12 [SL], IB DP Theatre Arts 11 [SL/HL], IB DP Theatre Arts 12 [SL/HL], IB DP Theory of Knowledge 11, IB DP Theory of Knowledge 12, 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 2015-2016 Tuition:Preschool tuition ranges from $4,500 to $10,250. Kindergarten tuition is $11,775. Grades 1 - 5 tuition is $14,275. Middle School tuition is $15,575. High School tuition is $18,245.
Admissions Director Dawn Schweitzer
Admissions Associate Michelle Cáceres

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AV Club, Action Club / Student Council (Elementary), Chess, Creative Writing Club, Diversity Club, Do Something Club, Drama Club, Environmental Clubs (High School & Middle School), Forensics, Forensics, French Club, French National Honor Society, History Club, Human Rights Club, Instrumental Music Lessons, Intramural Sports (Elementary), Journalism (High School), Jr. Thespian Troupe, Junior Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, Knitting Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Beta Club (Middle School), National Honor Society, Oprah's Ambassadors, Patriot Society (Middle School Leadership Club), Pep Squad (Elementary), Robotics Club, Rock Band, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica), Strategy Games, Student Advisory Board, Student Athletic Board, Student Council (Middle School), Student Government (High School), The International Thespian Society, Toastmasters International, Year Book Club AV Club, Chess, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Forensics, Forensics, French Club, History Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Robotics Club, Rock Band, Spanish Club, Strategy Games, Year Book Club, Action Club / Student Council (Elementary),
Creative Writing Club,
Do Something Club,
Environmental Clubs (High School & Middle School),
French National Honor Society,
Human Rights Club,
Instrumental Music Lessons,
Intramural Sports (Elementary),
Journalism (High School),
Jr. Thespian Troupe,
Junior Spanish Honor Society,
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 Advisory Board,
Student Athletic Board,
Student Council (Middle School),
Student Government (High School),
The International Thespian Society,
Toastmasters International,

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: 07/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gateway Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Academy of Carrollwood, LLC (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Academy of Carrollwood, LLC (1 miles away)
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