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Upper School

While our students score in the highest percentiles of standardized tests and earn scholarships to prestigious universities, the real measure of success for Tampa Prep students is how well-equipped they are to meet the challenges of college and their chosen careers.

Preparation for life, as a Freshman

Following the trend of freshmen transition courses at colleges and universities nationwide, we have engineered a one-of-a-kind Freshman Transitions curriculum built into our class schedule. 

Tampa Prep, Upper School students, mentor their younger peers through Peer Counseling, Freshman Transitions, and Middle School Leadership Club programs. The transition from Middle School to Upper School is seamless as students find their unique voices, become confident to address the student body at assemblies, and approach adults with original ideas and suggestions.

Technology Integration for All

Tampa Preparatory School continually redefines technology integration in education in Tampa Bay and beyond. Our one-to-one iPad program is successful because faculty have extensive opportunities to learn the newest educational tech tools. Professional development training facilitated by our Technology Integration Specialist is scheduled throughout the year through full-faculty Tech Checks and informal Play ‘n Learn sessions. Teachers use engaging tools and lead the way in exploring the newest trends in education, like flipped classrooms, project-based learning, design thinking, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence platforms.

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Opportunities to Shine

Our academic program is outstanding at every level. It includes Advanced Placement offerings in six subject areas and concentrated studies in the Arts, Biomedical, Global Studies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). These academic tracks challenge students to become better problem solvers and dive deeply into a particular area to discover what it means to become an expert in a field of study. Through their chosen concentration, students can explore creative pursuits, travel the world, and impact communities.

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A Flipped Classroom

The best education happens when people from diverse backgrounds and experiences converse. Through the Harkness Method, students study assigned readings at home, followed by vigorous classroom discussions among intellectually and emotionally engaged peers the next day. These discussions allow students to hold each other accountable while also developing perspective, listening skills, empathy, and a sense of self. A successful educational journey is not just about being able to recite correct answers. It’s about being able to think about what is being studied critically, developing one’s voice, and learning to express it with confidence.

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Pushing the Envelope on Education

We’ve transformed an ordinary education into the absolute best experience for our students. We’re not afraid to shake things up if it means a better, smarter journey.

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