The Ultimate Warriors Volleyball Academy (UWVA) draws from international training techniques and strategies for youth volleyball in addition to Division I coaching philosophies. As part of the Community School for Sports (CSS), the volleyball academy is based at Corbett Prep but open to students from any school in the Tampa Bay area. It is modeled after CSS' popular Ultimate Warriors Basketball Academy and takes a positive approach to learning sports.
The seventh grade trip to Wolfcreek pushes students to overcome their fears and learn to rely on one another as they spend a week in the woods with minimal supplies. ABC Action News visited Corbett Prep to capture the excitement when the students returned home.
Research shows that students who attend schools that encompass kindergarten through 8th grade — such as Corbett Prep, which actually starts in PreK3 — have more chances to be "top dogs," a privilege that translates into a better experience socially and academically for students.
Become part of Ariel's world as the Middle School Thespian Troupe 88622 presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." The students have prepared these special performances for the Florida Junior Thespian Mainstage Competition. Be sure to join us for this beloved show Oct. 11-12.
Founders Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson embraced a philosophy that happy students – respected as individuals and allowed to fulfill their needs to "play, investigate and be themselves" – were more open to learning than students who felt unhappy, tense and fearful at school. Corbett Prep will host Admissions Open Houses for prospective families at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019; Wednesday, Jan. 22; Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, April 2, 2020.
6th, 7th & 8th Grades
In addition to preparing our students to soar in a high school setting, Corbett Prep Middle School teachers support the student in developing the confidence, leadership, and character they will need in the future.
With opportunities to earn high school credits, our rigorous academics are aligned with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and are flexibly designed to meet individual needs. Variety and choice through specials, electives and clubs, athletic excellence and opportunity for all students, and a dedicated group of teachers who truly connect with each student blend to create a one-of-a-kind middle school experience.
Corbett Prep treats its Middle School students as leaders of the entire school, providing opportunities in on- and off-campus retreats for the students to practice leadership skills, discover their personal strengths, and work together as teams. Students in the Middle School and Intermediate Division also serve as buddies throughout the school year for Field Day, STEAM Fest, and other special activities.
Students attending schools that include the elementary and middle school grades have a better experience socially and academically, new research shows.
They're happier, perform better academically, and encounter less bullying than students who go to traditional middle schools.
Read more about the findings of the study, published in 2016 in the American Educational Research Journal.