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Corbett Prep Hosts Admissions Open House
for PreK3-8th Grade

tampa private schoolMarch 7, 2017 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Prep produces students who are creative, innovative thinkers, who collaborate and lead and who carry the confidence to take on new challenges.

Spend the morning here and experience for yourself the dynamic learning environment at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a Tampa private school for PreK3 through 8th grade.

Corbett Prep will host an Admissions Open House for prospective families at 8:30 a.m. on March 7, 2017.

Each Admissions Open House begins with an overview of Corbett Prep, founded in 1968 on the premise that all children deserve a gifted education. Headmaster Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman will discuss Corbett Prep’s engaging academic curriculum as well as its fine arts, sports and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. Corbett Prep also offers the International Baccalaureate Programme at all grade levels beginning at PreK3.

Dr. Swarzman will explain how and why Corbett Prep uses brain-based teaching strategies in classrooms and the commitment teachers make to regular trainings, in-house and nationally. Over five semesters, the school completed training in gifted education masters-level courses with the University of South Florida College of Education. Teachers also recently have received training in concept-based curriculum and instruction as well as social and emotional learning.

“Our vision is to make the learning process joyful and challenging, as well as stimulating and productive,” says Dr. Swarzman. “Our master teachers put children first, focusing on excellence and developing a positive approach to life and learning.”

Middle School student ambassadors will lead Open House guests on a tour of the lakeside campus and answer questions from their perspectives. A light breakfast also will be served.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS is located at 12015 Orange Grove Drive in Carrollwood and provides bus transportation from South Tampa, New Tampa, Lutz and Westchase. Families interested in learning about Corbett Prep are always welcome to call the Office of Admissions to schedule a personal tour at any time. Contact Director of Admissions Dr. Jennifer Clark to RSVP for an open house or to request more information: or (813) 961-3087.


Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School - Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. Teachers are endorsed in gifted education through a master’s level grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep has become recognized as an exemplary school with over 7,000 visitors observing and learning from Corbett Prep teachers. For more information, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (813) 961-3087.