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Corbett Prep integrates multiple best practices in education.

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Discover what makes Corbett Prep an inspiring place to learn.

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

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Performances give students the chance to reach new heights.

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Students compete in sports as part of the Florida West Coast League.

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CAMP IDS has more than 100 camps for PreK3-8th 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.

Professional Development

FOSTERING a Dynamic Learning Community

Creating a vibrant learning community starts with teachers and staff. Because of our commitment to professional development, we attract and keep first-class teachers. We recognize and respect the teacher as the key to the future, and we focus on training that supports their work in developing a child's highest potential for learning and living.

Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, who has trained teachers locally and internationally for decades, made professional development a priority when she became the head of Corbett Prep – then known as Independent Day School – in the 1990s. Today she remains at the school as its president of initiatives and training, where she can focus on Corbett Prep's mission of serving as a private school with a public purpose. Read more about Dr. Swarzman here.

Professional development

Corbett Prep's commitment to professional development begins with hiring faculty who value opportunities to stretch and challenge themselves. As educators, we embrace the Olympic mentality: the best always work to be better.

This means building in the time for study, reflections, and review. During teacher in-service every Tuesday, half-day workshops monthly, week-long intensive training before the start of school and conferences throughout the year, we provide the clear message that we are a culture that supports a lifelong learning mentality.

Educator Conferences

Corbett Prep regularly invites educators to campus for professional development. As a "private school with a public purpose," Corbett Prep remains committed to and passionate about sharing its learning community with educators from the Tampa Bay area, the state of Florida, and around the world.

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