HISTORY – Back to our Roots – How Did We Get to Where We Are?
As of August 1, 2012, Independent Day School – Corbett Campus became Corbett Preparatory School of IDS to honor two of Tampa’s most highly regarded community and civic leaders, Cornelia and Dick Corbett. Mrs. Corbett has been a longtime leader, visionary, and generous supporter of Independent Day School. In addition to changing the school name, the Board of Trustees honored IDS founders. Corbett Hall was renamed Gatlin Hall, in honor of of the leadership of co-founder Marilyn Gatlin, and the training facility inside the Farish Center was named The Anderson Room, in memory of co-founder Betty Anderson. Both women represent the leadership and vision that champions giftedness in all learners. “We stand on the shoulders of the giants that preceded us.” Hundreds of students have benefited from their combined passion to make a difference.