Tampa Preparatory School

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Tampa Preparatory School Photo #1 - We want you to think, create, be yourself, aspire to excellence, go beyond . . . and to start right here on our downtown campus as a member of the only private school in Tampa Bay specifically serving grades 6-12. https://tampprep.org
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Tampa Preparatory School Photo #1 - We want you to think, create, be yourself, aspire to excellence, go beyond . . . and to start right here on our downtown campus as a member of the only private school in Tampa Bay specifically serving grades 6-12. https://tampprep.org
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #2 - We prepare our students for a world of accelerated change by fostering a culture of creativity and excellence. Our beautiful campus is located in downtown Tampa, on the City's award-winning Riverwalk, within walking distance to world-class art & history museums, galleries, performing arts centers, parks and more, extending our students' learning beyond the classroom.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #3 - We don't believe in conventional classrooms and cookie cutter curriculums. Whether it's the use of immersive technology in our lessons, the adoption of later start times, or the emphasis on inclusion and public service Tampa Prep embraces modern learning approaches to prepare students for the modern world.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #4 - Known as Florida's Most Innovative School, we promise our students a carefully crafted place of education to elevate their learning experience and challenge them in ways that more traditional environments cannot.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #5 - As the only grades 6-12 college prep school in Tampa, we are redefining "prep" as a dynamic, progressive approach to education. One that provides its students with a foundation or preparation for life in all waysfrom how we treat others, to how we learn, to how we as individuals can make an impact.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #6 - In support of the School's Mission Statement, Tampa Prep offers an interdisciplinary STEM Concentration for rising 10th-grade students who relish the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The underlying goal is to equip graduate students with a range of experiences that prepare them for further opportunities in these fields while also completing Tampa Prep's graduation requirements.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #7 - The Terrapins athletic programs are part of the fabric of the Tampa Prep community. Athletics at Prep promote individual dignity, personal development and social interaction in a supportive and highly competitive environment. TERPS4LIFE is the mission of the Tampa Prep athletic program. It's a promise to see the unlimited potential in every student-athlete. Every day.
Tampa Preparatory School Photo #8 - At Tampa Prep, we want all of our students to seek out great "ah-ha" moments through which future leaders find their footing and step forward, initiating student-led clubs and special interest groups. Our downtown location is ideal for community partnerships while allowing students to gain real-life experience in their areas of interest.
Tampa Preparatory School is a coeducational college preparatory school in downtown Tampa for students in grades 6 through 12.
Our Mission & Values instill fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity
Challenging academics include opportunities for focused concentration in STEM, Arts, Global Studies and BioMedical.
As students discover their unique identities, they are enriched by a variety of innovative learning opportunities
Athletics and extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for growth and expression.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,595
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Tampa Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
710 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Tampa Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1230
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress code includes collared shirts & Tampa Prep spirit wear

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Our NEED-BASED GRANTS provide assistance for students whose families may not have the means to cover the cost of tuition. Visit tampaprep.org for details.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program costs vary, depending on the class/camp
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$14,000
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tammy Honegger
Admissions Associate
Mychael Sumby

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
38 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 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.
  • We are Building Bold for the future with our brand new Genshaft & Greenbaum Building of Learning & Discovery, coming Fall 2024
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tampa Preparatory School cost?
Tampa Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $27,595 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Tampa Preparatory School?
The acceptance rate of Tampa Preparatory School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Tampa Preparatory School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Florida with low acceptance rates.
Does Tampa Preparatory School offer a summer program?
Yes, Tampa Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Tampa Preparatory School offer?
Tampa Preparatory School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Tampa Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Tampa Preparatory School's ranking?
Tampa Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Tampa Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Tampa Preparatory School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Tampa Preparatory School located?
Tampa Preparatory School is located in the Northwest Tampa neighborhood of Tampa, FL. There are 2 other private schools located in Northwest Tampa.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,595
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tampa, FL is $10,743 for elementary schools and $10,534 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tampa, FL is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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