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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.

Mission Statements

Corbett Prep's mission and philosophy is aligned with IB.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing the common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing, and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Teachers put children first, attending to each student as an individual and as a member of a collaborative learning community. The school combines joy with challenge; stimulating and inspiring lessons with productivity and results; and a strong work ethic focused on excellence with ethical conduct that emphasizes dignity and respect for all.

Corbett Prep Mission Statement

To have a positive impact on the greater community.

To develop globally minded students who are culturally aware and respectful of diversity, (through gender, race, religion, ethnic background and countries of origin).


To accelerate learning by creating a brain-friendly environment that is

  • Joyful and challenging
  • Stimulating and productive
  • Nurturing, with high standards and high expectations
  • Strong work ethic and ethical behavior


Corbett Prep, then Independent Day School, was founded on and remains devoted to the ideal that a happy child – one who is given respect as a unique human being and allowed to fulfill his/her needs to play, to investigate, and to be him/herself – is more open to learning than a child who is unhappy, tense, and fearful.

Founders Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson wrote in 1968: "We consider it our responsibility to foster each child’s capacity for learning, to help him/her grow morally, spiritually, and emotionally, as well as physically and intellectually. Recognizing the many differences in learning rates and styles, we believe in individualizing each child’s school experience to whatever extent is possible for the fullest development of his/her potential. It is our belief that school should be interesting and even exciting; that each child’s work and behavior should be evaluated in terms of his/her own inherent capacity rather than through comparison with others; and that cooperation is more valuable than competition. Our goal is to provide a relaxed but stimulating atmosphere wherein each child feels acceptance and encouragement in the achievement of success through the exercise of responsible choice.”