It’s human nature to venture beyond the next horizon. To push past boundaries. Out-think obstacles. To challenge. To question. Next is the fire in your belly that refuses to let you settle back down. It’s the voice in your heart that says, “Try, just once more.” And it’s that moment when impossible turns possible.

We are Tampa Prep

And we are here to inspire next — the next great discoveries, innovations, and creations. Join us.

Find Your Next

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Tampa Prep

Challenge yourself

We want you to seek out great “ah-ha” moments. Figure things out. Make discoveries. Go exploring. Take a class in Prima Lingua, Forensic Science, African American History or Engineering Design.

Push boundaries

We believe the world needs the next generation of great wonderers — those who delight in figuring out the unknown, asking hard questions, and pushing for the answers.

Flip the script on “Prep”

“Prep school” can be synonymous with a conventional, inflexible approach to education. We are redefining PREP as a dynamic,  preparation for life with a higher purpose than self.

Students come first

We constantly ask, “What’s best for our students?” We are not afraid to shake things up if it means a better, smarter journey for the kids, starting with our 8:50 a.m. start time.

Impossible becomes possible

Where there’s a good idea, there’s a way forward. An entrepreneurial spirit drives our school. Students have access to the most relevant topics and modern learning approaches.

They’ll know who they are when they leave here

We are not a cookie-cutter school that bends students to its will. We embrace all students as they are and provide them a safe, inclusive environment that allows them to focus on their work.

The Power of Next

Our students graduate uniquely prepared to succeed in a world of accelerating change, able to adapt and evolve, just as our school does.

Welcome to Florida’s Most Innovative School

Only 6th – 12th grade school in Tampa Bay

11.2 acre campus in downtown Tampa

695 students becoming thought leaders

15,190 service hours completed by the Class of 2020

62 athletic individual and team state championships


Where a rigorous grounding in skills and knowledge is just the beginning – where teachers and students share inquiry, reflection and analysis on the path to personal understanding.


Where people celebrate the imagination in geometric proofs and formal essays, on canvas, computer and stage, in poetry readings and morning assemblies.


Where people respect differences and can find their place in a diverse community.


Where students develop winning attitudes in academics,
athletics and arts.



Where Florida Keys, museums and community service become classrooms that foster deeper understanding of one’s self, others and the world.