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Tampa Prep!

As the only grades 6-12 college prep school in Tampa, we are redefining “prep” as a dynamic, progressive approach to education. One that provides its students with a foundation or preparation for life in all ways–from how we treat others, to how we learn, to how we as individuals can make an impact.

Preparation for life, with a higher purpose than self

Known as Florida’s Most Innovative School, we promise our students a carefully crafted place of education to elevate their learning experience and challenge them in ways that more traditional environments cannot.

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Welcome to Tampa Preparatory School,
home of the Terrapins!

I am delighted that your family is considering Tampa Prep. When you meet our students and faculty you will see how diverse they are in culture and interests, which means here you will definitely find your place. It is an honor and pleasure to lead this dynamic and vibrant community of students, faculty and families.

Kevin Plummer
Head of School

Mission & Values

We encourage our students to…


Where a rigorous grounding in skills and knowledge is just the beginning.


Where our entire school celebrates imagination.

Be Yourself

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

Aspire to Excellence

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

Go Beyond

Where the world becomes the classroom that fosters deeper understandings of one’s self and others.
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Curiosity. Honesty. Kindness. Respect. Responsibility.

Our core values are the foundation on which we build our success. Some of the ways our core values are reinforced are through our:

Honor Code

The Honor Code at Tampa Prep supports the School’s mission to provide “a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self.”

Class Seminars

During Upper School and Middle School advising, students participate in discussions and exercises focusing on character.

Peer Counselors

This group of select high school students meets with Middle School advising groups once per month (ninth-grade students quarterly) to serve as positive role models. They lead discussions on topics such as peer pressure, success in school, and our core values.

Service Projects

Students initiate numerous service projects through clubs, classes, and individuals, and all students participate in Terrapin Days, helping others through acts of community service.

Harkness Discussions

This discussion method models and reinforces respect and consideration for the opinions and views of others.

What’s Next?

Where our students learn matters.

Our new BOLD Building (Building of Learning & Discovery) is scheduled to open Fall 2024 and will be on the cutting edge of STEM learning. By Building Bold, we will expand our space into a place where the impossible becomes possible.

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