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At Corbett Prep, we’re involved in an abundance of exciting, newsworthy activities. We combine tradition and innovation to provide an exciting learning environment.

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summer camp in Tampa

CAMP IDS 2015: Where Everyone Has a Great Time!

Sign up for summer camp in Tampa today and choose from more than 60 options for PreK3 through high school!  March 5, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Learn… Read more


Early Primary Space Simulation Launches
Out-of-this-World Learning at Corbett Prep

STEAM activities for kindergarten and PreK4 spark interest in space exploration. Feb. 26, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Early Primary astronauts donned their paper bag helmets and plastic… Read more

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People Fair Connects Historical Figures
to Modern “Life Lessons”

The Corbett Prep People Fair is a creative way to bring Middle School social studies to life.  Feb. 4, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – For one day in… Read more


Corbett Prep School Garden Lays Groundwork
for Experiential Learning

The Corbett Prep school garden is back with a former student and teacher at the helm. Feb. 5, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – To Will Chorvat, the Independent Day… Read more

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Corbett Prep Fifth Graders Establish Little Free Library

The Fifth Grade Leadership Council installed its first Little Free Library box to promote literacy and a love of reading. Jan. 29, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A new… Read more


Community School of the Arts Reaches New Heights with Two Versions of Peter Pan

Students with Community School of the Arts will perform two versions of Peter Pan this month. Jan. 15, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) –Five casts. Nearly 100 performers. Two… Read more

STEM fair

Corbett Prep STEM Fair Inspires Inquiry
Among Participants, Guests

All fifth graders are expected to submit an individual project to the Corbett Prep STEM Fair. Jan. 8, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The science fair experience takes… Read more

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Fifth Grade iPad Band Adds Innovative Edge to Concert

Fifth graders discovered iPads are instrumental in Corbett Prep concerts as teachers merge music, technology. Dec. 18, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Winter concerts at Corbett Preparatory School… Read more

thespian competition

Corbett Prep Thespians Shine
in Original Musical, Competitions

Middle School actors from Corbett Prep find success in thespian competitions. Dec. 18, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Prep Thespian Troupe 88622 is off to a stellar… Read more

sixth grade orientation

A Morning at Middle School:
Fifth Graders Preview Sixth Grade at Corbett Prep

Fifth graders experience Middle School during a hands-on sixth-grade orientation. Dec. 2, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Fifth graders had an opportunity to immerse themselves in sixth-grade life… Read more

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Corbett Prep Pilgrims Immerse Themselves
in Lives of Early Settlers and the First Thanksgiving

 The interactive social studies unit for kindergarten and PreK4 appeals to multiple intelligences. Nov. 20, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The Early Primary Pilgrims prepared to board the… Read more

middle school electives

Middle School Electives Take Corbett Prep Students
to Mars and Beyond

Middle School electives give Corbett Prep students chance to explore interests in STEM, arts, languages and more. Nov. 13, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Imagine life on Mars… Read more

international study program

Colegios Ramón y Cajal Visit Strengthens Corbett Prep’s International Ties

Encouraging personal, global connections is an important part of Corbett Prep’s international study program. Oct. 31, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A dozen students from Madrid spent three… Read more

character education in middle school

Middle School Annual Community Service Inspires Reflection

Corbett Prep students give back to the community in this tradition, part of character education in middle school. Oct. 22, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Before the busy… Read more


Teacher ‘Power Poses’ Build Confidence, Research Says

A power pose in the classroom or board room projects confidence outwardly while lowering stress levels. Oct. 10, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A TED talk on “power… Read more

coding for kids

Classes Inspire Digital Natives
to ‘Scratch’ the Surface of Coding

Coding for kids teaches students to think logically and creatively while building computer and mathematical skills. Sept. 25, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – With heads bent over laptops,… Read more

international baccalaureate

Corbett Prep Students Embark on a Journey of Exploration

The International Baccalaureate unit started with a hands-on activity designed to grab third and fourth graders’ attention and increase retention of what they learned. Sept. 18, 2014… Read more

Tampa Private School Open House

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. Sept. 18, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.)… Read more

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Annual Retreat Builds Middle School Community
of Dignity and Respect

Corbett Prep students engage in Middle School community building activities at their annual retreat. Aug. 29, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Eighth graders jumped to their feet to… Read more

first day of school

WOWs in Abundance Dazzle Corbett Prep Students
on First Day of School

Many of the activities on the first day of school incorporated the idea that education is a journey. Aug. 20, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Teachers blended tradition and… Read more


Back-to-School Books Put Students in the Spirit
for a New School Year

Aug. 8, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The pencils are sharpened, the notebooks are crisp — and students and parents alike are experiencing feelings of excitement, anticipation and… Read more


CAMP IDS Musical Theatre Presents “Dear Edwina Jr.”

The Musical Theatre camp will perform at 1 and 7 p.m. June 26 and 27. June 25, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Produce a musical in two weeks?… Read more

STEM learning

Corbett Prep Middle School Science Merges Engineering and Imagination

Hands-on STEM learning allows Corbett Prep students to learn through experience. May 29, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Middle School teachers at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS are… Read more

community service

Corbett Prep Computers Create Computer Lab at a Uganda School

A donation of 21 laptops established a computer lab at a school in Africa to benefit students and community members. May 22, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) –Students, teachers… Read more

performing arts program

A Standing Ovation for Corbett Prep Fine Arts Performances

Corbett Prep’s performing arts program builds confidence and life skills. May 8, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Whether it was the magical Willy Wonka Junior, the emotional Fiddler… Read more

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Pen Pal Project Helps Students Build Relationships Through Writing

A writing lesson involving pen pals encourages students to express themselves. April 23, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Students today are growing up communicating via e-mail, text and… Read more

prekindergarten art

Corbett Prep Invites Parents to Discover the Wonders of Early Primary

Parents may learn more about Corbett Prep’s Early Primary program at two upcoming events in May. May 1, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Every day Corbett Prep’s PreK3,… Read more

The cast performed songs at a Corbett Prep fine arts breakfast earlier this year.

Community School of the Arts Presents Musical April 25-27

CSA presents a fable of greed, corruption, love and revolution in this award-winning Broadway musical parody. April 17, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The title might make you… Read more

character education traits

Corbett Prep Upper Primary
Examines How ‘Difference Makers’ Succeed

A character traits lesson on people who made a difference helped students relate to their heroes. April 9, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Could you write a bestseller?… Read more

The chance to touch a snakeskin captured the attention of the kindergartners.

Kindergarten Cultivates Inquiry
with Wildlife Research Projects

Kindergartners researched wildlife and gave presentations as part of  the IB unit “Sharing the Planet.”                   March 31, 2014… Read more

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Arts for All Ages Flourish at Corbett Prep

Performances, displays and competitions give opportunities for Corbett Prep students to shine in arts education. March 24, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Television has its Iron Chefs. Corbett… Read more

Riju Datta celebrates his spelling bee win with teachers Kim Rostick and Michael Vokoun.

Spelling Still Counts: Corbett Prep Student Aces Altiplano, Heads to National Spelling Bee

A Corbett Prep sixth grader will compete in Washington, D.C., in May. March 8, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – After acing “mootable,” “fantoccini” and “keest,” it all came… Read more

Camp IDS

Camp IDS: Where Everyone Has a Great Time

From sports to arts to academics, Corbett Prep’s Camp IDS is filled with options for students in PreK3 through ninth grade. March 3, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) –… Read more

Intermediate students buddied up with younger students to work together on hands-on activities at Corbett Prep’s STEAM Fest.

Cooperation and Creativity Pick Up “STEAM”
at Corbett Prep’s Patternpalooza

Intermediate students buddied up with younger students for hands-on activities at STEAM Fest. Intermediate students and younger students worked together on engaging activities at Corbett Prep’s STEAM… Read more


Corbett Prep Black History Month Projects
Encourage Discovery Through Technology

Black History Month provides opportunities for delving deeper into history and technology. Feb. 24, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The faces of civil rights leaders, intellectuals, athletes and… Read more

Social studies teacher Chris Ochoa asked students at the People Fair if they believed one person could change the world.

Corbett Prep People Fair Explores
How the Past Influences the Future

The annual People Fair challenges sixth graders to research how one person can affect the lives of many.                  … Read more

During their stay, the students visited Tampa-area landmarks, including the manatee viewing area at Apollo Beach.

Chinese Guests and Corbett Prep Students Build Cultural Connections

Six Beijing students spend a month at Corbett Prep, a fun way to experience a multicultural education for students from both countries. Feb. 19, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.)… Read more

Troupe 88622 received superior ratings in every category the students entered at the Florida Junior Thespians State Festival.

Corbett Prep Thespian Troupe Shines at State Competition

Every entry from Corbett Prep Troupe 88622 received superior ratings at the Florida Junior Thespians State Festival. Feb. 10, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Twenty-eight Middle School performers… Read more

Middle School students and teachers stand on a mobilized platform to experience hands-on engineering at USF.

Corbett Prep’s “Hands On, Minds On”
STEM Elective Engineers Success

Video games help introduce Middle School students to computer programming and engineering basics. Jan. 31, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Video games in class? The activity is more… Read more

Corbett Prep Open House

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS PreK3 Through 8th Grade
Hosts Admissions Open House on Feb. 12

Prospective families may attend an information session and tour the Tampa private school at the open house. Jan. 29, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Preparatory School of… Read more

Friendly competition was the name of the game as staff and students played basketball and volleyball.

Support and Sportsmanship Abound at 11th Annual
Student-Faculty Challenge

Corbett Prep sports teams and staff have faced each other in friendly competition for 11 years. Jan. 10, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Prep spirit was in… Read more

A third grader shares his science fair project on backyard biodiversity with his classmates.

Corbett Prep Students Investigate
Their World at the Science Fair

Corbett Prep will send several student projects to the Hillsborough Regional STEM Science Fair in February. Jan. 16, 2014 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Does sunscreen spray work better… Read more

The Marvin Harvey Basketball School of Excellence teaches teamwork.

Mini-Basketball League Teaches Fundamentals, Character

The Marvin Harvey Basketball School of Excellence is accepting first through fifth graders for a new league. Dec. 11, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Elementary school children will… Read more


Corbett Prep Students Share Gifts of Comfort Through Project Linus

Linus Club participants make blankets for local children in need. Dec. 12, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A beautiful handmade purple and green quilt from a group of… Read more

Coach Kathy Folen and Exploracise founder Carrie Scheiner pass out certificates to one of the Upper Primary classes that completed the “Fitter Smarter Kids” program.

Corbett Prep Students Stretch Minds and Muscles in Schoolwide Fitness Efforts

Students and teachers this year have made healthy choices and fitness a focus in a variety of programs. Dec. 16, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – It can take… Read more

Fifth graders cross the bridge to Middle School to meet their future teachers and learn what to expect next year.

Corbett Prep Fifth Graders Preview Middle School

Corbett Prep helps with the transition to sixth grade by inviting fifth graders to meet teachers and attend classes. Dec. 4, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Fifth graders… Read more

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Community School of the Arts Performs
Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Corbett Prep

Two casts of Tampa Bay area students will perform showings of the musical from Dec. 69. Dec. 6, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Follow the White Rabbit and… Read more

Students in intermediate classes took audiences on a tour of ancient history with their production of Dig It! From left to right, the All Stars, Navigators and Going Places casts shared their talents on stage in three performances.

Intermediate Students Dig into History
with Corbett Prep Production

Students learned geography and history lessons as they rehearsed and performed Dig It! Dec. 2, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Third and fourth graders revisited pivotal moments in… Read more

CSA acting students can get stage experience in dynamic musical theatre performances.

Discover Your Creative Genius at Corbett Prep’s
Community School of the Arts

Students of all ages from the Tampa Bay area can sign up now for classes in music, dance, art and theatre. Nov. 19, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) –… Read more

Students tracked bracelet sales to keep momentum going during the challenge.

Corbett Prep Tops Nation in Raising Money
for Afghanistan Schools

Students sold bracelets to raise more than $4,300 for the Project New Hope Challenge. Nov. 12, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Green bracelets appeared everywhere this fall at… Read more

Metropolitan Ministries was one of many organizations where students gave a hand.

Middle School Students Build Heartfelt Connections
on Community Service Day

Corbett Prep Middle School students get a practical opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Nov. 6, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The Community Service… Read more

Corbett Prep students sit in front of a webcam so their instructor in China can see them while he teaches.

Middle School Students Say Ni Hao
to Chinese Taught from China

A teacher in Shenzhen uses technology to appear in class at Corbett Prep for the school’s Chinese elective. Nov. 1, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Twice a week… Read more

Corbett Prep Open House

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

Prospective families may attend an information session and tour the Tampa private school. Oct. 10, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a school for… Read more


Fall-themed Lessons Focus on the Farm for Early Primary Students

PreK4 and kindergarten teachers bring to life a classroom unit on rural communities and farming. Oct. 25, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Parents waited with cameras poised, ready… Read more

Kindergarten classes studied how communities rely on people with many different skills.

Frog Town Builds Hands-On Learning
and Understanding of Community

This kindergarten lesson gets teachers and parents involved to build a town designed to meet multiple needs. Oct. 16, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – A trip to Frog… Read more

“Engineer Like an Egyptian,” written for Corbett Prep, asks students to design and build a prototype of a pyramid that meets certain specifications. The unit prepares students for challenges they may encounter throughout the process.

Pyramid Construction Teaches Lessons
in Engineering, Patience

The multi-age third and fourth grade class learn STEM skills and how to “Engineer Like an Egyptian.” Oct. 15, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The challenge: Build a… Read more

Student ambassadors from the Middle School

Ambassadors Offer a Warm Welcome to Corbett Prep Visitors

Corbett Prep Middle School students gain leadership experience volunteering to help newcomers at special events. Oct. 9, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – The students who volunteer as ambassadors… Read more

Music teacher Michael LeBlanc leads rehearsals two mornings a week.

Corbett Prep’s Fifth Grade Band Hits the Right Note

More students than ever are taking additional responsibilities and joining beginning band. Oct. 4, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Almost half of the fifth graders at Corbett Preparatory… Read more

Students voted as if they were in the 1800s on whether America should expand and explained their reasons.

Drama Class Allows Corbett Prep Students to Experience Manifest Destiny

Teachers link drama class to a fifth grade social studies unit so students can re-enact what they learn. Sept. 25, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – On the floor,… Read more


PreK3 Class at Corbett Prep Learns
to Make Sense of their Senses

Everyday items turn into moments of discovery in the pre-kindergarten lesson plan “Sensational Senses.” Sept. 23, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Smelling garlic and basil on pizza. Hearing… Read more

A variety of performances are planned for an uplifting night.

Corbett Prep Community Comes Together
“For the Love of Lucia”

A group of faculty and alumni organized a benefit concert to raise money for the medical needs of a teacher’s daughter. Sept. 20, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) –… Read more

Fifth graders had 60 seconds to write down ideas for raising more money for Project New Hope.

Corbett Prep Students Seek to Change the World,
Bracelet by Bracelet

Bracelet sales will raise money to bring educators from Afghanistan to the United States for training. Sept. 24, 2013 (TAMPA, Fla.) — Students at Corbett Preparatory School… Read more

Marvin Harvey Basketball

Mini-Basketball League Teaches Fundamentals, Character

The Marvin Harvey Basketball School of Excellence is accepting first through fifth graders for a new league. Sept. 16, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Elementary school children will… Read more

PFA members craft messages to appeal to a wide variety of learners, adults and children, in the Corbett Prep community.

Parent Leaders Partner in Effective Communication at Corbett Prep

PFA members craft messages to appeal to a wide variety of learners, adults and children, in the Corbett Prep community. Headmaster Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman welcomed the… Read more

Tyler Hostler-Mathis

Red, White and Blue Day Inspires Appreciation for Heroes of 9/11 and Beyond

Students show gratitude and discuss what makes a hero on the Sept. 11 anniversary. Sept. 11, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Krissy Lloyd was just a year old… Read more

Middle school teacher Tom Bronson helps a student send his mission-filled rocket to the sky.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS WOWs
on First Day of School

PreK3-8th grade participated in WOW activities, a tradition that lets teachers showcase how they merge brain-based research with creativity and fun. Aug. 21, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) –… Read more

Honk Jr

Camp IDS Musical Theatre Presents HONK! Jr. ~ The Musical

Camp IDS presents HONK Jr. Aug.1 and 2 at 7:00 pm and Aug 3 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm July 31, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – HONK, Jr…. Read more

May 21, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) - Les Misérables School Edition comes to Blake High School June 6-9 when musical theatre students in the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS perform six productions of the legendary Broadway hit. Evening performances will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 6-9 at 7:00 p.m. Matinees will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held at Blake High School. The CSA production will feature a 24-piece live orchestra and an incredibly talented cast of over 70 high school, middle school, and elementary school actors from 22 schools around the Tampa Bay area. Current Corbett Prep students who will perform are Laurel Floen (Ensemble), Emma Friedman (Cosette), Noa Friedman (Cosette), Connor Goering (Gavroche), and Tallulah Nouss (Cosette). Corbett Prep alumni performers include Cassidy Brown (Madame Thenardier), David Friedman (Javert), Olivia Hamilton (Ensemble), Emily Lewis (Fantine), Alex Rivera (Ensemble), Cole Shaler (Constable), Daniela Silva (Ensemble), Gabby Shaikh (Eponine), and Jonah Watson (Enjolras). Tickets are available in the Corbett Prep office for $10 and can also be purchased from parents of the Corbett Prep students who are in the show. All shows take place at Blake High School for the Performing Arts, 1701 N. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607. Tickets purchased at the window on the day of the show will be $15. For more information call Community School of the Arts at (813) 961-3087 ext. 335. *Because of the violence and thematic elements, the Community School of the Arts production of Music Theatre International’s Les Misérables School Edition is recommended for ages 13 and above. Total running time is about 2 ½ hours.

Community School of the Arts Performs at Blake High School
Les Misérables June 6-9

May 21, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Les Misérables School Edition comes to Blake High School June 6-9 when musical theatre students in the Community School of the… Read more

Corbett Prep Sends Shirts to Students at L’Ecole du Village in Haiti

Corbett Prep Sends Shirts to Students at L’Ecole du Village in Haiti

May 13, 2013 (Tampa, FL) – Students at L’Ecole du Village in Haiti held on tightly to their gently-worn Independent Day School Corbett Campus (IDS-CC) shirts. To… Read more

Corbett Prep’s Magical Musical Theatre Performances

Corbett Prep’s Magical Musical Theatre Performances

May 10, 2013 (Tampa, FL) –  After just minutes in the audience of the Warriors’ Pride Chorus performance of “G2K Once Upon a Mattress,” Rodgers and Hammer-… Read more

WIDS Student Journalists Tour Local Bay News 9

WIDS Student Journalists Tour Local Bay News 9

May 10, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – One of the many middle school electives at Corbett Prep, WIDS offers students opportunities to experience first-hand what it’s like to… Read more

CSI science campers become crime scene investigators as they refine their observation and inference skills and perform exciting forensic science experiments.

Camp IDS: Where Everyone Has a Great Time!

Performing, broadcasting, cooking, canoeing, and painting are just a few of the choices campers have when coming to exciting Camp IDS. Highly-trained eacher-counselors lead teams to provide… Read more

After an in-depth study of the water cycle, students enjoy a form of precipitation rarely seen in Florida ~ SNOW!

Weather Forecast at Corbett Prep: Sunny with a Chance of Snow?

April 24, 2013 (Tampa, FL) – Prepared with mittens, extra socks, scarves and hats, the Early Primary students geared up for a “snow day” as part of… Read more

PreK3 pretended to be Claude Monet and created impressionistic paintings seen here in student art show.

Corbett Prep PreK3 Artists Model the Masters

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~ Pablo Picasso April 9, 2013 (Tampa, FL)—PreK3 students sat… Read more


Corbett Preparatory School of IDS to Host Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) Conference April 5-6, 2013

March 20, 2013 (Tampa, FL)—“More Possibilities in Gifted Education” is the theme for this year’s FLAG conference, and the public is invited to attend. “FLAG is very… Read more

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Young Ladies and Lords of Corbett Prep Castle Host a Feast Fit for a King and Queen

March 20, 2013 (Tampa, FL)— “Hear ye! Hear ye!” the King’s page from a faraway land proclaimed as he announced the King and Queen’s upcoming visit to… Read more

Corbett Prep Thespian Troupe 88622 Shines at State Competition

Corbett Prep Thespian Troupe 88622 Shines at State Competition

March 11, 2013 (Tampa, FL)— Twenty-three Corbett Preparatory School of IDS middle school students and their teachers traveled to Melbourne, Florida, to compete in the Florida Junior… Read more

Corbett Prep first and second graders participated in hands-on science experiments in historic Plant Park at the University of Tampa.

Explorations and Investigations in Science at the University of Tampa

Corbett Prep Upper Primary Students Participate in Science-themed Field Experiences March 11, 2013 (Tampa, FL)—After a trimester of classroom Explorations and Investigations, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS… Read more


Corbett Prep Middle School Musical Theatre Presents Grease!

Public is welcome to attend one of four highly spirited performances of the musical favorite. March 6, 2013 (Tampa, FL)— Grease will be the word at Corbett… Read more

PreK4 teachers officiated the wedding of Q and U for students as honored guests.

Letters Q and U Wedding– Corbett Prep PreK4 Students Celebrate Lifelong Learning

Feb. 22, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Corbett Preparatory School of IDS PreK4 teachers introduced the inseparable couple qu to their students using the strategy “See, Think, Wonder,”… Read more

Corbett Prep eighth grader Tyler Lawrence presents his research to fellow students using Prezi software.

Technology Research Projects Give Students Freedom in Honoring Black History Month

Feb. 21, 2013 (TAMPA, FL)– When Darina Glover, Corbett Prep Director of Instructional Technology and middle school teacher, assigns a project, the students dig in because they… Read more

After the rocket launch, Corbett Prep early primary students continued their space mission simulation in a variety of discovery centers.

Earth to Corbett Prep’s Early Primary Astronauts: SOAR!

PreK4-Kindergarten Students Explore and Discover Space in Meaningful Hands-On Learning Unit Feb. 12, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) –With T-minus twenty minutes and counting, the early primary astronauts at… Read more


Live from Corbett Prep! Sixth Grade Students Deliver Moving Monologues in the 14th Annual People Fair

Feb. 5, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – What do Marie Curie, Steve Jobs, Jackie Robinson and sixth grade Corbett Preparatory School of IDS students have in common? They… Read more

Corbett Prep Open House

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. Jan. 24, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a school for PreK3 through eighth… Read more

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Scenes from Corbett Prep’s 10th Annual Student/Faculty Sports Challenge

Jan. 22, 2013 (TAMPA, FL)–Coach Rob Heller describes the 10th Annual Student/Faculty Sports Challenge as the “epitome of the supportive relationships among the teachers, students, and parents… Read more

The stage presence of Corbett Prep students illustrates a level of confidence that shines and contributes to their future success!

Corbett Prep’s Fine Arts Program: Committed to Creativity

“Creativity is not some exotic, optional extra. It’s a strategic issue,” says Sir Ken Robinson, international advisor on education in the arts and respected speaker on TED… Read more

Eighth grade English students in Mr. Vokoun’s class model the “tableau” approach for teaching creative ways to boost reading comprehension.

Corbett Prep Eighth Grade English Students Model Reading Strategies at National Convention

Dec. 11, 2012 (Tampa, FL) – “Freeze!” directed Michael Vokoun, eighth grade English teacher at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. Mr. Vokoun and his students choreographed scenes… Read more

Students at Corbett Prep meet monthly via videoconference with fellow middle schoolers in Sweden to discuss global lessons and share ideas and experiences.

Prepping for the Future by Making Global Connections: Corbett Prep Middle Schoolers Videoconference with Sweden

Dec. 6, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – At 7:30 a.m., when most middle school students are just arriving to school, the Corbett Prep Global Explorers are beginning their… Read more

5th graders in social studies replicated ancient Egyptian architecture.

Middle School for the Morning

Dec. 5, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) —Ever wonder what academics are like in middle school? Corbett Prep fifth graders headed across Orange Grove Drive to the middle school… Read more

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Isn’t Life Grand at Corbett Prep!

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley Nov. 26, 2012 (TAMPA,… Read more


Corbett Prep Pilgrims Arrive in America on the Mayflower to Experience Lives of Early Settlers and the First Thanksgiving

Nov. 19, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) — Dressed in their vests, collars, and aprons, PreK4 and Kindergarten Pilgrims and their teachers at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS set… Read more


With a Spirit of Gratitude, Corbett Prep Students Make a Difference in National and Local Community

Nov. 13, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) –“We’ve got your backs, P.S. 53 in Far Rockaway, New York.” In the spirit of solidarity and support, Corbett Prep sixth grade… Read more


Seeing Science Through the Looking Glass Waters of Rainbow River

Nov. 6, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – “My favorite part was diving and seeing all the springs. The free diving was awesome; we could see caverns and collect… Read more

Intermediate students cast their votes online.

Middle School Election Club Encourages Student Voice in Mock Election for All Students

Nov. 6, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – Early voting was in full swing at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS when the polls opened at school last Friday morning…. Read more

Intermediate Grounds

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS PreK3 Through Eighth Grade Hosts Admissions Open House Nov. 28

Prospective families may attend an information session and tour campus. Nov. 2, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a school for PreK3 through eighth… Read more


Self-Reflection Important for Top Educators at Corbett Prep

Nov. 1, 2012 (Tampa, FL) – A half-hour after their students have been dismissed on any given Tuesday afternoon, you will find Corbett Preparatory School of IDS… Read more

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Corbett Prep and Colegios Ramón y Cajal: Global Partners in Lifelong Learning Create Lifelong Friendships

Nov. 1, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) — “I was able to have a sister for three weeks!” announces Corbett Prep fourth grader Kailey McDonald of her experience having… Read more


Corbett Prep’s Early Primary Paleontologists Dig Archeology

Oct. 17, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — Outfitted in their archeologist attire, PreK4 and Kindergarten students grabbed their brushes, shovels, and picks and began digging! Corbett Preparatory School… Read more


For Corbett Prep Intermediate Students, Science Is a Walk in the Park

Oct. 10, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – Located in the shadow of downtown, the University of Tampa’s historical Plant Park provided the perfect backdrop for 3rd-5th grade Corbett… Read more

All About Kids

Field Trip to Corbett Prep: Teacher Workshop for USF SCATT Honors Students

SunCoast Area Teacher Training (SCATT ) Honors Program’s graduating seniors visited the school for training in positive classroom communication with Headmaster Dr. Joyce Swarzman. Oct. 8, 2012… Read more


Middle School Teachers at Corbett Prep Make Math Colorfully Hands-On

Sixth grade math students at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS enjoyed using jelly beans to make abacuses to help them understand and apply math concepts. Research supports… Read more

Corbett Prep Students Commemorate 9/11 by Serving Others in the Community on Red, White, and Blue Day

Corbett Prep Students Commemorate 9/11 by Serving Others in the Community on Red, White, and Blue Day

Sept. 11, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – At precisely 9:11 a.m., seventh grader Krissi Lloyd and eighth grader Connor Goering played Taps on their trumpets over the loudspeaker,… Read more

As part of their first-day activities, multi-age teachers Debi Brockmeyer and Kim Fowler discussed the value of caring with their first and second graders, the "Cool Cats."

Warrior Tradition Sets Stage for Learning at Corbett Prep

At Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, teachers launched the new school year with joy and excitement, focusing on the values of kindness, caring, compassion, and cooperation that… Read more

Faculty at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS Model Lifelong Learning for Students

Faculty at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS Model Lifelong Learning for Students

Annual faculty in-service at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS is a week-long tradition devoted to professional development, the “Olympic mentality,” and student success. Aug. 29, 2012 (TAMPA,… Read more

Early Primary PreK3 classes of the Flower Patch planted flowers.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS Continues to WOW! First Day of School: Extraordinary Learning Right from the Start

Aug. 22, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – Congo drums, clapping and laughter; singing, creating and circles of interaction; and bright colors, cheering and launching rockets are just a… Read more

Middle School English teachers Mrs. Cindy Strickland, Mrs. Cris Jones, and Mrs. Kat Quin cleverly offer the "gifts" of communication and the power of positive words.

Middle School Students at Corbett Prep Begin First Day Using “Gifts” for Games

Aug. 22, 2012 (TAMPA, FL) – Equipped with survival, aka “school” supplies, Middle School students arrived the first day of school at the newly renamed Corbett Preparatory… Read more


IB Exhibition Showcases Students’ Passion for Making a Difference

June 8, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Proudly wearing a bright yellow firefighter’s helmet, Mathew Garneau, a fifth grader at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus, eagerly described the organization… Read more


CATS Comes to Stage at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus

Musical theatre students in the Community School of the Arts at IDS-CC will offer multiple performances of the legendary musical June 7-10. May 22, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.)… Read more

With assistance from FCEE volunteer Jan Baskin of Florida Hospital-Tampa Bay Division, IDS-CC humanities teacher Stephen Shoe implemented the business ethics program in his Debate Club with students Jack Tolliver, Josh Nadler, Emily Baruch, Camryn Hak, Camelia Elkasri, and Sam Goetz.

Middle School Students at IDS-CC Get a Jump-Start on Business Ethics

May 15, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.) – By testing a new business ethics education competition – and becoming one of a handful of finalists from across the state… Read more


Independent Day School-Corbett Campus Student Wins Bright House Networks StudentCam Competition

Connor LaVoy, an eighth grader at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus, places first in the Tampa Bay area in video documentary competition. May 15, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.) –… Read more

Camp IDS

Camp IDS: Where Everyone Has a Great Time!

Every year, hundreds of children return to Independent Day School’s Summer Camp because of the program’s extensive selection, highly trained teacher-counselors, safe and nurturing environment – and… Read more


Primary Students at IDS-CC Become Pint-Sized Researchers

PreK4 and kindergarten students at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus investigated a wide variety of science topics as they practiced skills that will help them become knowledgeable researchers…. Read more

Aladdin Jr.

Aladdin, Jr. at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus

Warriors’ Pride Chorus to stage four performances, April 2 & 3 March 28, 2012 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Get ready to visit Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every… Read more

National Geographic

IDS-CC Student is a National Geographic Bee Semifinalist

Independent Day School-Corbett Campus eighth-grader Matheus Caldeira is one of just 100 students across Florida to qualify for participation at the state level of the National Geographic… Read more

Cornelia Corbett

Independent Day School Changes Name to Honor Corbett Family

Independent Day School-Corbett Campus will become Corbett Preparatory School of IDS to honor long-time school leader, visionary, and benefactor, Cornelia Corbett, and her family. March 13, 2012… Read more