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Corbett Preparatory School of IDS PreK3 Through Eighth Grade Hosts Admissions Open House on Feb. 20

Prospective families may attend an information session and tour campus.

Open HouseJan. 24, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a school for PreK3 through eighth grade, will host an Admissions Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, beginning at 8:30a.m. during which time prospective families may become acquainted with the school.

The Admissions Open House will begin with an overview of the school conducted by Headmaster Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman. Dr. Swarzman will discuss the school’s dynamic academic curriculum as well as its extraordinary fine arts, sports, and technology programs. She will explain how Corbett Prep balances a nurturing, safe, and exciting learning environment with high standards and high expectations. Corbett Prep offers the International Baccalaureate Programme at all grade levels beginning at PreK3. 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.

The Admissions Open House will include a tour of the beautiful, cypress-covered campus conducted by middle school student “ambassadors.” A light breakfast will be served.

“Our vision is to make the learning process joyful and challenging, as well as stimulating and productive, says Dr. Swarzman. “Our dynamic teaching faculty put children first, focusing on excellence and developing a positive approach to life and learning, while also emphasizing the importance of giving back to the greater community. 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 school is located at 12015 Orange Grove Drive in Tampa. Contact Dr. Jennifer Morrow, Admissions Director, 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.