Corbett Prep Drama/Dance Teacher Julie Nelson traveled to New York in November to see one of her students appear on Broadway. A few months later, the fourth grader returned to Tampa with a surprise for his influential teacher.
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The eighth-grade students began by considering the many ways they could make a difference in the world. Through the IB Community Project, students experienced the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time and put their chosen subject into a global context
This peahen spent Mother's Day sitting on her baby peacock eggs at Corbett Prep. Peacocks have called Corbett Prep/Independent Day School their home for 50 years. Middle School Science Teacher Gery Morey says farmers first brought the peacocks to the Carrollwood neighborhood as watchdogs for their orange groves.
Whether they helped in classrooms or with events, planned cookouts, filled Thursday Folders, chaperoned field trips, built sets for plays or served on committees, volunteers make Corbett Prep special.
Three casts featuring more than 80 students from the Tampa Bay area are appearing in the Broadway classic Cats. The students are enrolled in Corbett Prep's Community School of the Arts, which offers performing arts opportunities as well as music, drama and dance lessons to students at Corbett Prep and the greater community.
The Warriors' Pride Chorus provides opportunities for fourth and fifth graders who would like to pursue music at a more advanced level. The chorus produces a musical each year, allowing students to gain experience on the stage, singing, dancing and acting. Students can also take on leadership roles in stage management and technical theatre.
Published annually, the Corbett Prep Press highlights some of the dynamic, meaningful, and creative educational experiences that occur at Corbett Prep every day and contribute to the school’s joyful, brain-friendly learning environment.
Research shows that students are more likely to achieve academically when they are involved in a learning environment that is emotionally healthy, stimulating, and sets high expectations.
Corbett Prep 8th graders showcased their volunteerism and altruistic interests in the 2019 International Baccalaureate Community Service Project Expo held in the Grand Room Wednesday! The students began combining years of learning with IB expectations by asking themselves, "How can I make a difference?"
Through this process, our 8th graders came up with service projects with a purpose. This exploration brought awareness to the diverse needs for service locally, nationally and internationally, which ranged from reading to children at an orphanage in India to raising money for animal shelters.
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