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BlogHeaderTxtKeep up with the latest Corbett Prep news on our school blog! This blog features updates from teachers and administration including upcoming events, stories from classrooms, educational initiatives, media coverage and more from Corbett Preparatory School of IDS.



Engineering Solutions in Electives

Full STEAM ahead! Middle School students in the Rube Goldberg club demonstrated their inventions to classmates. The students designed devices to accomplish simple tasks, such as popping… Read more

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Video: Computational and Design Thinking Elective

See STEAM in action in one of our amazing Middle School electives! These students used their design thinking skills to design and build a paper holder for… Read more


Community School of the Arts
Presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Community School of the Arts’ production of Thoroughly Modern Millie opens Friday, Jan. 27!  Enjoy this peek at what you can expect from this funny and energetic… Read more


Corbett Prep and Yale Partner for Emotional Intelligence

Corbett Prep is honored to partner with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The center’s RULER (Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate Emotions) program has been a… Read more

Ryan Foust as Rooster in Corbett Prep's "Annie Kids" in April 2016.

Corbett Prep Student to Star on Broadway

Corbett Prep’s very own Ryan Foust will be making his Broadway debut this spring as Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Three boys are alternating the… Read more


Tips for a Successful Color Run

Saturday, Nov. 19 is Corbett Prep’s first COLOR RUN! If it’s your first Color Run, too, we have compiled some tips to help make it great. You… Read more

Chess Camp 2016

Winter CAMP IDS Hosts Chess Stars at Corbett Prep

Have you always wanted to learn chess? Or you want your kids to learn? Now is the time! WINTER CAMP IDS Hosts Chess Stars Winter Camp at Corbett… Read more


Revolutionary Chess Instruction, Competition
Comes to Corbett Prep

Corbett Prep is pleased to host a chess and technology seminar for students of all ages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Learn from… Read more


New Mural Reflects Corbett Prep Values

A beautiful sunrise over Lake Lipsey inspired Corbett Prep Technology Teacher Matt Melnick to pick up his paintbrush. Melnick, who studied art in college, took several weeks during… Read more


Corbett Prep Cancels Classes Due to Tropical Storm

Corbett Prep will close on Thursday, Sept. 1, due to Tropical Storm Hermine. We will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 6, following the Labor Day holiday. Professional development for teachers… Read more


Corbett Prep Prepares to Pilot RULER 2.0

Professional development is a priority for teachers at Corbett Prep, and the entire faculty had an opportunity to learn from Dr. Daniel Cordaro and Kathryn Lee during… Read more


CSA Presents: Next to Normal

The Community School of the Arts at Corbett Prep will host a special encore showing of the rock musical Next to Normal on Sept. 2 and 3…. Read more

School supply list

Supply Lists and More: Are You Ready for 2016-17?

Another successful summer of CAMP IDS is complete, and we’re gearing up for an extraordinary school year! We know our families are busy getting ready for the… Read more

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Bestselling Disney Series Author Inspires
Corbett Prep Students

Author Ridley Pearson was leaving the Magic Kingdom one evening and started thinking about what might happen when the tourists go home — and the characters come… Read more


Patterns and Pi Bring STEAM to Life

STEAM came alive as students in PreK3 through Middle School explored patterns and Pi during two separate events at Corbett Prep on Monday. STEAM Fest 2016 and Pi… Read more

These Corbett Prep students competed in the school geographic bee to have a chance to qualify for the state competition.

Corbett Prep Student Heads to State Geographic Bee

Riju Datta, an eighth grader at Corbett Prep, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in… Read more


Thespians Qualify for State Competition

Corbett Prep’s Middle School Thespian Troupe earned a perfect score and a trip to the state competition during the district one-act festival Dec. 5 at Orange Grove Middle… Read more

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Students Dive Into Ecosystem Studies
During Rainbow River Field Trip

Do you know what an aquifer is? What about a gar? Corbett Prep sixth graders went to the source this month to answer these questions and many more… Read more

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Dr. Spencer Kagan to Present Brain-Friendly Teaching Workshop in December

An expert on brain-friendly teaching will return to Corbett Prep next month to present a workshop for educators who want to learn how to teach with the… Read more

professional development

Teachers Study Concept-Based Instruction With Renowned Consultant

Students were “school free” on Oct. 16, but Corbett Prep teachers spent the day studying with author, trainer and international education consultant Dr. Lois Lanning. Dr. Lanning met… Read more

back to school

3 Keys to a Joyful Back to School

With so much to do before heading back to school, it may be tough to put “joy” at the top of your priority list. But it’s a… Read more

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Prepare for First Day with School Supply Lists

Corbett Prep’s school supply lists for each class are posted online now as families prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 25. Consult the lists… Read more

Thanks for another wonderful summer at CAMP IDS

Another fantastic summer at CAMP IDS is in the books! We welcomed record numbers of campers during our seven weeks of CAMP IDS and enjoyed seeing their… Read more

CAMP IDS High School Musical Theatre
Presents Into the Woods

July 10, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – High school actors from across the Tampa Bay area will come together at CAMP IDS on July 20 for four intense… Read more

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CAMP IDS Musical Theatre Presents “Seussical Jr.”

June 25, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A whimsical story about the power of friendship and the wonders of imagination will come alive on stage as more than… Read more


A Look Back at 2014-15

What a wonderful year we had at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS! From first day WOWs to the bittersweet goodbyes our eighth graders shared at graduation, Corbett… Read more

Cornelia Corbett

Corbett Prep Namesake Honored
as Lightning Community Hero

The Corbett Prep community was thrilled to see our longtime supporter and school namesake Cornelia Corbett honored as a Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero for the many ways she… Read more


STEAM Fest 2015: Presto Change-O!

Junior and senior buddies in PreK3-5th grade paired up to experience science, technology, engineering, arts and math together! Students explored the concept of “change” through 10 different… Read more

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10 Tips for Parents on Preparing Your Child for Preschool

Enrolling your child in a preschool or prekindergarten program can be both exciting and overwhelming for children — and parents. Is your child ready socially or academically for… Read more

Tampa Private School Open House

Tampa Private School Corbett Prep Hosts Admissions Open Houses

Corbett Prep, regularly voted one of the best Tampa private schools, will host Admissions Open Houses on Jan. 28 and Feb. 24. Jan. 8. 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.)… Read more

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Hour of Code at Corbett Prep Sparks Programming Interest

Students of all ages tried out computer programming as part of the international Hour of Code effort last week. Dec. 15, 2014 (Tampa Fla.) — Students at… Read more

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Shakespeare on the Student Stage

The Class of 2015 brought the Bard to Corbett Prep this week with modern and Elizabethan flair. Eighth graders studied Shakespeare and prepared short skits to perform before… Read more

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Save the Date: Upcoming Admissions Open House

Tour the lakeside campus and see dynamic teachers in action at our extraordinary Tampa private school. Our next Admissions Open House is Tuesday, Nov. 18! You are… Read more

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Family-Friendly Concert
Increases Music Appreciation for Kids

You’re invited! Bring your family Sunday to the first Reflections concert of the school year! You’ll hear songs you know and love as well as an original… Read more

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Kids’ Classic NEW DATE

We have a new date for the 20th Annual Kids’ Classic Golf Tournament! After a rainy weekend, we needed to move the tournament from Sept. 29 to… Read more


Early Primary Celebrates the Senses

PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten students immersed themselves in activities designed to stimulate their senses at the Senses Celebration, the culmination of an International Baccalaureate (IB) unit on… Read more

back to school

Back to School Night Connects Teachers, Parents

We have two Back to School nights for parents to attend — one tonight for parents of students in PreK3-5th grade and one next week for Middle… Read more

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Corbett Prep Named Best Private School in North Tampa

  The votes for Best Private School are in! For the fourth year in a row, Corbett Prep has been named the Best Private School in North… Read more

Corbett Prep WOW

Prepare to be WOWed on the First Day of School

Model rocket launches, butterfly releases, treasure hunts and more will await students tomorrow as they arrive for a truly unique first day of school. It’s tradition at… Read more


Important Dates for Back to School

The first day of school is approaching fast! Here are some key dates to remember as we start the 2014-15 school year! • THURSDAY, Aug. 14: Parent orientation… Read more

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Teachers are Back!

It was great to see familiar faces — and some new ones as well — on Monday as teachers arrived for the first day of in-service and… Read more