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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.


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Corbett Prep’s independent approach to education began in 1968 when its founders, Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson, sought to establish a school that cultivated the gifts and talents of every student.

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Remembering Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman
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Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman led Corbett Prep for more than two decades, placing a priority on professional development and brain-based teaching methods. In 2021, she won an FCIS award for her dedication to education.

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A kindergarten teacher leads a line of students dressed as astronauts to a model rocket launch on Space Day.
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Corbett Prep remains dedicated to the professional development of its teachers, because research consistently shows that teacher quality is the most important factor influencing student achievement. 

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Two PreK3 teachers hold up photos from a personalized book as they read to students outside.
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Corbett Prep continues the legacy of its former head, Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, through the new teacher development endowment fund named in her honor.

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Corbett Prep Press

Published annually, the Corbett Prep Press highlights some of the dynamic, meaningful, and creative educational experiences that occur at Corbett Prep every day and contribute to the school’s joyful, brain-friendly learning environment.

Research shows that students are more likely to achieve academically when they are involved in a learning environment that is emotionally healthy, stimulating, and sets high expectations.



Purple and green Corbett Prep Press cover for 2019-20: One Community


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Corbett Prep Research

Corbett Prep's educational practices are the subject of numerous scholarly publications. Browse the citations for research about Corbett Prep as well as the thinking that has influenced the educational strategies Corbett Prep teachers employ in the classrooms.