Terrapin Bus Service

Tampa Prep currently offers morning bus service from the Brandon, Tampa Palms, Carrollwood and Westchase areas based on interest. The cost for this service is $600/semester or $1200/year. In addition to the semester and yearly morning service, please know that our Bus service is just that, a service. Should a family ever need to take advantage of our bus service for occasional purposes, students may hop on the bus and ask for an occasional bus ticket. Occasional bus tickets are $120 and allow a student a total of 12 rides.

The central pick-up locations and times for each area are listed at right. Also see information about afternoon bus service from Recreation Express at right.

To sign up for the Terrapin Bus Service, complete the information below. You must also print, sign and return the BUS SERVICE BEHAVIOR CONTRACT. Contact Wes Burns at 813.251.8481 or wburns@tampaprep.org with any questions.

Bus Stops


  • Publix at 5642 Fishhawk Crossing in Lithia
    Bus arrives 7:00 a.m., departs for school 7:10 a.m.
  • Sears Automotive, Brandon Town Center Lumsden Rd
    Bus arrives 7:50 a.m., departs for school 8:00 a.m.


  • Chili's, Dale Mabry and Fletcher Avenue
    Bus arrives 7:35 a.m., departs for school 7:45 a.m.

Tampa Palms

  • Muvico parking lot, Highwoods Preserve and Bruce B. Downs Blvd
    Bus arrives 7:05 a.m., departs for school 7:15 a.m.
  • Publix parking lot, Tampa Palms Blvd and Bruce B. Downs Blvd
    Bus arrives 7:25 a.m., departs for school 7:35 a.m.


  • Applebee's parking lot, Sheldon Rd and Linebaugh Ave
    Bus arrives 7:15 a.m., departs for school 7:25 a.m.
  • Publix parking lot, Countryway Blvd and Linebaugh Ave
    Bus arrives 7:35 a.m., departs for school 7:45 a.m.

Afternoon Bus Service

  • Recreation Express will offer afternoon-only bus service from Tampa Prep to the Tampa Palms Area Publix (16041 Tampa Palms Blvd W, Tampa, FL 33647)
  • The bus will leave Tampa Prep at 4 p.m. on school days.
  • Please contact Mike Russo at recreationexpress@hotmail.com or 813-503-3792 to sign up.
  • Recreation Express will require twenty students to sign up in order to for this run to take place.