Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs.
As a leader in education, the School incorporates progressive ideas into the curriculum, schedule and facilities on a regular basis. The day begins at 8:50 a.m. because research indicates that students need more sleep. In addition, the use of iPads and the creation of Active Learning Environments are the result of the programmatic and curricular enhancements driven by our outstanding faculty. As a result, Tampa Prep is has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.
A Tradition of Excellence
Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.
Within the walls of our modern facility, classes are taught as seminars, labs and interactive demonstrations where students form and express ideas rather than merely receive and dispense information. The use of Socratic teaching and the Harkness method encourages maximum participation. The academic rigor is balanced by a variety of extracurricular options, including state-champion athletic teams, community service projects, state-ranked chorus and a variety of clubs initiated by students.
As students navigate the roller coaster years of adolescent development, Tampa Prep’s faculty and administration provide social, emotional and academic guidance. The faculty is comprised of high-caliber teachers who assist students in achieving personal growth. In addition to their accomplishments in and enthusiasm for their fields, our faculty members have an abiding interest in leading young people, and their influence extends beyond the classroom. Teachers are accessible to students after scheduled classes to provide individualized instruction and extra attention.