Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

12015 Orange Grove Drive
Tampa, FL 33618-0336
     Tel: (813)961-3087
Grades: PK - 8 | 540 students
For more than 40 years, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a fully accredited, nonsectarian school, has balanced a dynamic, nurturing, and safe learning environment with high academic standards and expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) at all grade levels, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in PreK3 through 5th grade and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in grades 6 through 8. Corbett Prep is a National Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award School. Corbett Prep faculty are endorsed in gifted education through a master's-level partnership grant with the University of South Florida.
Teachers put children first, attending to each child as both an individual and as a member of a collaborative learning community.
At Corbett Prep, the ultimate goal is to continuously combine: joy with challenge, stimulating and inspiring lessons with productivity and results, and a strong work ethic focused on excellence with ethical conduct that emphasizes dignity and respect for all. Corbett Prep is a model school of best teaching practices that has hosted more than 7,000 visitors who have come to observe and learn from teachers who employ the most current, brain-based research to accelerate the learning process.
At Corbett Prep, students develop the critical thinking, creativity, communication, and teamwork skills that are imperative for success in the 21st century. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1968
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 540 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Corbett Preparatory School of IDS Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please check the website for current tuition information.
Admissions Director Dr. Jennifer Morrow
Admissions Associate Dr. Julie Omodio-Griess


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acting, All State Chorus Prep, Art, Band, Brain-Building Puzzles, Chess Club, Computer Programming, Computers, Cultural Explorations, Dance- Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, etc., Debate, Developmental Tennis, Drama, Fishing and Canoeing, Flag Football, French, Garden Club, Go Green Club, Guitar, Gymnastics and Tumbling, Little Fiesta Spanish, Matball, Musical Theatre, Photography, Piano, Robotics, Running Club, Science Olympiad, Stock Market Club, Student Council, The One Act (drama), Thespians, Violin, Voice, Yearbook Acting, Art, Band, Chess Club, Computers, Debate, Drama, Flag Football, French, Garden Club, Go Green Club, Guitar, Matball, Photography, Piano, Robotics, Running Club, Thespians, Violin, Voice, Yearbook, All State Chorus Prep,
Brain-Building Puzzles,
Computer Programming,
Cultural Explorations,
Dance- Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, etc.,
Developmental Tennis,
Fishing and Canoeing,
Gymnastics and Tumbling,
Little Fiesta Spanish,
Musical Theatre,
Science Olympiad,
Stock Market Club,
Student Council,
The One Act (drama),

School Notes:

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS was founded in 1968.

Corbett Prep is dedicated to children first and seeks to nurture intellectual curiosity, emotional well-being and strength of character in each child.

The faculty consists of highly skilled teachers who consistently study to bring the best practices of  education to life in the classroom.

Teachers use interactive teaching techniques such as cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, gifted learning strategies, and integrated curriculum to promote involvement in all aspects of student life. 

State-of-the-art technology is an integral part of learning in PreK3 through 8th grade.

Along with exciting sports and robust performing arts curriculum, programs are designed to tap into students' multiple intelligences.

Dedicated to educational excellence, Corbett Prep  has taken a leadership role in addressing the need for progressive teacher training by extending its exemplary staff development program to interested outside educators.

Corbett Prep's book It's All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year describes how the school combines the best in academics with social, emotional, and physical well being.

Profile last updated: 01/23/2014

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The nearest high school is The Broach School Of Tampa (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Early Learning Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Early Learning Center (0.4 miles away)
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