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Corbett Prep integrates multiple best practices in education.

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Corbett Prep offers the IB program for PreK3 through eighth grade.

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Global perspectives benefit students as the world becomes more interconnected.

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Corbett Prep commits to hiring the best and brightest teachers.

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Lifelong Learning Begins With Teachers

Teachers – and parents – who prioritize lifelong learning become models for students in how they approach education. Is education about achieving high test scores or earning a certain degree? Or is it a process of growth, discovery and understanding that extends far beyond your last days of schooling or university?

If teachers equip students with the tools to learn how to learn, they prepare them for an interconnected world, show them how to problem solve and cultivate curiosity inside and outside of the classroom. They help themselves as well, leading to less career burnout and increasing their understanding of the subjects they teach and how to better convey that to students.

To accomplish all this, schools first have to teach the teachers.

It starts with establishing a workplace that values continuous improvement. At Corbett Prep, teachers regularly meet in divisions and as an entire school to discuss best practices, review current educational research and look for ways to build upon past successes. Teachers study, implement, refine and then start the cycle over again. Corbett’s dedication to the professional development of its teachers is paramount because research shows consistently that teacher quality is the most important factor influencing student achievement. 

The school has created a coaching culture that celebrates successes while accepting that there always is room for improvement. Faculty and staff learn to listen to feedback without defensiveness and respond thoughtfully, a skill that when passed on to their classes helps students become open to constructive criticism and develop a growth mindset.

Read more about the growth mindset and professional development at Corbett Prep in the August 2022 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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A kindergarten teacher leads a line of students dressed as astronauts to a model rocket launch on Space Day.
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Corbett Prep remains dedicated to the professional development of its teachers, because research consistently shows that teacher quality is the most important factor influencing student achievement. 

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Corbett Prep continues the legacy of its former head, Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, through the new teacher development endowment fund named in her honor.

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Seventh graders in flamingo hats pose with their trophy after winning third place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
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Corbett Prep's Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team competed at World Finals at Iowa State University in May, bringing home a third-place trophy, an accomplishment that wrapped up an outstanding season for the school's young OM program.

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The Student Success Department, which formed in Fall 2021, highlights the value that Corbett Prep places on the uniqueness of every learner. It brings together the many sources of support Corbett Prep offers while adding new programs that benefit all students.

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Students dressed in black pose together in the courtyard of Blake High School after the district Thespian competition.
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Thespian Troupe 88622 wrapped up a busy competition season of mainstage theatre, one-act plays and individual events that challenged Middle School students to express themselves creatively, support one another as a team and demonstrate maturity and responsibility on and off stage.

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