Dr. Susannah Richards sparked a love of literacy in students and teachers alike on Corbett Prep's annual Young Authors Day. As the featured speaker, she spoke to every grade before the backdrop of a cozy bookstore, holding books high and spilling their secrets to capture her audience's attention. Richards is a national leader in English language arts and young adult literature whom Corbett Prep teachers connected with during summer conferences on gifted education.
Nearly 1,000 alumni, teachers, families and students filled the campus on Aug. 18, 2018 for a special 50th anniversary celebration for Corbett Prep/Independent Day School.
Guests enjoyed browsing photos, yearbooks and other memorabilia in the Farish Center. A special program followed in Gatlin Hall that honored long-time teachers Gery Morey, Kathy Folen and Debi Brockmeyer, retired teacher Judy Sobel, board member Bette Maniscalco and retiring Associate Headmaster Pam Ripple.
For 50 years, Corbett Prep has lived its founders' dream to create an educational environment that would cultivate the gifts and talents of every student.
See how Corbett Prep teachers put the school's philosophy into action during our Fall Admissions Open Houses at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.
The 50th anniversary celebration of Corbett Prep/Independent Day School provided faculty and alumni with time to revel in the school's warm philosophy and recall history, writes Tampa Bay Times reporter Scott Purks.
Corbett Prep students are fortunate to attend classes in such a beautiful location, but the school's grounds offer more than just aesthetic benefits. The natural surroundings can help students feel better, behave better, focus better and perform better at school, studies say. Spending time outside can lower your stress, encourage physical activity and inspire creativity.