Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

12015 Orange Grove Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
Tel: (813)961-3087
  • For nearly 50 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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1968
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students540 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeCorbett Preparatory School of IDS Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease check the website for current tuition information. http://www.corbettprep.com/admissions-financial-costs.html
Admissions DirectorKaren Vaughan
Admissions AssociateDawn Bronson

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.All State Chorus Prep, Art, Band, Brain-Building Puzzles, Cultural Explorations, Debate, French, Go Green Club, Musical Theatre, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Stock Market Club, Student Council, The One Act (drama), Thespians, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Computer Programming, Computers, Garden Club, Little Fiesta Spanish, Photography, Running Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Ballet, Dance- Acro, Drama, etc., Guitar, Hip Hop, Jazz, Piano, Tap, Violin, Voice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Developmental Tennis, Fishing and Canoeing, Flag Football, Gymnastics and Tumbling, Matball

School Notes

  • Corbett Preparatory School of IDS was founded in 1968 and is dedicated to stimulating childrens' natural intellectual curiosity, supporting their emotional well-being, and encouraging their strength of character.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.
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