Tampa Preparatory School

  • Tampa Preparatory School is a coeducational college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12.
  • Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity.
  • As students discover their unique identities, they are enriched by a variety of fine and performing arts courses.
  • Athletics and extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for growth and expression.
  • Challenging academics include opportunities for focused concentration in STEM, Arts, Global Studies and Humanities.
  • Our focus extends beyond typical college preparation to provide a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self.
  • Our belief in a well-rounded education is reflected in our mission: A place to think, create, be yourself, aspire to excellence and go beyond.
  • Our faculty members are role models who include these tenets in their teaching and in their lives.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students699 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Tampa Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Art Portfolio, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Government & Politics, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score1197
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code includes collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition NotesOur NEED-BASED GRANTS provide assistance for students whose families may not have the means to cover the cost of tuition. Visit www.tampaprep.org/tuition for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTammy Honegger
Admissions AssociateMychael Fenlon


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Common Ground (LGBTQ), Culinary Club, Culture Shock (diversity and inclusion), Cum Laude Society, Debate Club, E-sports Team, Fantasy Football Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), History Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Math Club / Mu Alpha Theta, Medical Explorers, Model United Nations, National Art Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Philosophy Club, Politics at Prep, Quill and Scroll, Red Shell (Upper School Athletic Fans), Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, TEDx Tampa Prep, Teen Court, Tri M Music Honor Society, VR (Virtual Reality) Club, Writing Center (peer tutoring)

Arts and Music Programs:
Anime Club, Coloring the Community (city murals), Photography Club, Rock Band Club, Theater Club, TPTV Live (television production)

School Notes

  • Our beautiful campus is located across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa and includes state-of-the-art facilities for students.
  • Recently renovated classrooms feature Active Learning Environments (ALEs) customizable spaces that enhance student collaboration and creativity. Complete with green screens, Redcat sound system and ergonomic furniture, students can lead class discussions, present their work on various displays and work together or individually all in one space.
  • WiFi is available throughout the entire campus in conjunction with our iPad one-to-one program

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    (813) 885-1673
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