Grades 5 - 8  New students are accepted into grades 5 or 6 only
Tuition-free, college-preparatory education   Demanding academic curriculum and a full afternoon of enrichment activities
Monthly Saturday Field Trips provide cultural experiences and explorative outings
Monitors and assists students even after their 8th grade graduation with academic and counseling support that extends through high school and college

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 129 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31 / Jun. 10 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
129 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Academy Prep Center Of Tampa Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
(uniform, collared AP shirt with navy, shorts, pants, or skort)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
May. 31 / Jun. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes
all students attend on full scholarships
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ms. Pam Hooks
Admissions Associate
Ms. Luly Socias


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Art Intensive, Band, Boy Scout Troop 100, Choir, Drama productions, Fit Families for Life, Gardening, Golf through The First Tee, Photography, Prodigy Arts, Sewing

School Notes

  • Academy Prep Center for Education was formed in 1998 with its first school in south St. Petersburg. The Ybor Center, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, opened in 2003, replicating the success of our sister campus. At Academy Prep, we change young people's lives by providing an education that is decidedly untraditional. Students receive four years of tuition-free, college-preparatory education in 5th through 8th grade. The school provides a demanding academic curriculum and a multitude of enrichment activities along with emotional support and social guidance. Students benefit from an additional eight years of graduate support that guides and counsels them continually through their high school and college careers.
Profile last updated: 07/09/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 129 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 31 / Jun. 10 / rolling

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