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Corbett Prep PreK3-8th Grade Hosts Fall Admissions Open Houses

Experience for yourself the extraordinary environment for learning at this Tampa private school during one of two admissions open houses this fall.

Tampa Private School Open HouseSept. 18, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Walk under the shade of towering cypress trees on a tour of our lakeside campus. Step into classrooms to observe the dynamic ways teachers inspire inquiry. Experience the extraordinary environment for learning that Corbett Prep provides for students in PreK3 through eighth grade.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a Tampa private school, will host Admissions Open Houses beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and on Tuesday, Nov. 18 to allow prospective families to become acquainted with the school.

Each Admissions Open House begins with an overview of the school, founded in 1968 on the premise that all children deserve a gifted education. Headmaster Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, well-known for her trainings, will discuss Corbett Prep’s engaging academic curriculum as well as its fine arts, sports and technology programs. She will explain how Corbett Prep incorporates brain-based research into its classrooms, creating a safe and nurturing environment with high standards and high expectations.

Over five semesters, the school completed training in gifted education masters-level courses through a partnership grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep also offers the International Baccalaureate Programme at all grade levels beginning at PreK3.

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

“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. As our book says, It’s All About Kids. Every Child Deserves a ‘Teacher of the Year.’

In addition, families interested in learning about Corbett Prep are always welcome to call the Admissions Office to schedule a personal tour at any time. The private school is located at 12015 Orange Grove Drive in the Carrollwood neighborhood of Tampa and provides bus transportation from South Tampa, New Tampa and Westchase. Contact Director of Admissions Dr. Jennifer Morrow to place a reservation or for 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.