Welcome from the Admissions Office
W. Dennis Facciolo, Director of Admissions
Welcome to Tampa Preparatory School, home of the Terrapins!
As Director of Admissions, I extend an invitation to you to browse the website of one of the finest day schools in the Florida Council of Independent Schools. While we are a relatively young independent day school compared to our more established peer schools of the National Association of Independent Schools, our educational philosophy and programs are deeply rooted in the traditions of many of these educational institutions.
Like other fine urban day schools, Tampa's premier 6-12, non-sectarian college preparatory school has been educating and preparing young men and women to become future business, cultural and civic leaders since 1974. Today over 640 students are enrolled representing all the ethnic, cultural, racial, religious and socio-economic diversity that gives Tampa its character. Guiding this rich mosaic of students is an outstanding array of educators who are experts in their fields and who challenge students to grow intellectually, physically, morally and socially. We believe that Tampa Preparatory School offers students an unparalleled learning and training environment with a focus on more than a college preparatory school but a "preparation for life with a higher purpose than self."
We value our distinctive community and seek talented students who possess an honor's attitude and those fundamental human qualities which will contribute to making our School the vibrant place it is. Ambitious, accepting, bright, creative, inquisitive, motivated, open-minded students who are ready to immerse themselves in all aspects of school life are encouraged to apply. Need-Based Financial Aid is available to students who qualify through a separate, confidential process.
As you negotiate our website, you will discover the kind of educational institution we are, as well as the caliber of students who choose to attend Tampa Preparatory School. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions about the admissions or financial aid process. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus.
Enjoy the lives of your children.
W. Dennis Facciolo
Director of Admissions