Partnerships, Accreditations & Recognition
Corbett Prep cultivates many partnerships to ensure the most compelling experiences for students in their growth and development as learners and as mindful individuals.
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
In 2015-16, Corbett Prep partnered with the highly acclaimed Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to adopt its social-emotional programs and piloted RULER 2, a curriculum based on research and mindful thinking and living. RULER 2 is now called the Four Pillars of Wellbeing under the Contentment Foundation. Learn more.
The Contentment Foundation
In 2016, Corbett Prep became the national pilot school for the Four Pillars of Wellbeing, a new research-based curriculum that grew out of RULER at Yale. Lead developer Dr. Daniel Cordaro has conducted trainings with the Corbett Prep faculty and spoken to students via Skype and during classroom visits. Teachers spent the year implementing the curriculum and providing feedback on how tactics worked in the classrooms. The Contentment Foundation made revisions and continues to work with Corbett Prep as it rolls out the wellbeing curriculum to schools worldwide.
Designated as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for PreK3-5th grade in 2009 and Middle Years Programme (MYP) 6th – 8th grade in 2007.
All Corbett Prep teachers and administrators received training in concept-based curriculum and instruction (CBCI). Several received certifications as presenters and trainers after intensive study with Drs. Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning of the CBCI Institute , a part of Professional Learning International.
Gifted Education-Endorsed Teachers
Corbett Prep teachers are endorsed in Gifted Education through a University of South Florida and Corbett Preparatory School of IDS collaborative program.
USF Honors Program, College of Education
Corbett Prep President of Initiatives and Training Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, former Director of University of South Florida SunCoast Area Teacher Training and Education Research (SCATTER) Honors Program in the College of Education, invites USF SCATTER students to train in brain-based teaching methods and observe Corbett Prep teachers.
Kagan Cooperative Learning
Corbett Prep hosts Kagan-led workshops and opens its doors to teachers who visit from all across Florida to learn cooperative teaching strategies from Kagan trainers and observe our teachers in action. Corbett Prep served as a Kagan Cooperative Learning Model School until 2018.
Accreditations & Memberships:
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (BAAIS)
National Blue Ribbon School in 2004
"The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning."
Voted Best Private School in the 2019 People's Choice "Best of the Best" vote in the Tampa Bay Times.
Voted Best Private School North Tampa, Tampa Tribune "Readers' Poll" 4 years in a row.