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.
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.
With butterfly releases, rocket launches, magic and more, Corbett Prep teachers inspire students on the first day of school to think about the kind of year they want to have and how they will work together.
Known as "WOWs," these first-day traditions make for a memorable start to each school year. In August, teachers plan activities for each grade level to help students set goals, learn to work in teams and build community, setting the tone for the new school year in a positive and engaging way.
Thank you to everyone who voted for the "Best of the Best" People's Choice awards from the Tampa Bay Times! Your support helped us win the gold award for "best private grade/middle school" and the silver award for "best preschool!"