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Find Your Passion, Right Downtown

At Tampa Prep, we want all of our students to seek out great “ah-ha” moments through which future leaders find their footing and step forward, initiating student-led clubs and special interest groups.

Our downtown location is ideal for community partnerships, which include Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida. It allows students to gain real-life experience in their areas of interest.

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School Clubs

Middle School Clubs

  • D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) Club
  • Football Club
  • Harry Potter Club
  • JSU (Jewish Student Union)
  • Library Leaders
  • Lunch Bunch
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Pokemon Club
  • Prep Student Leaders
  • Progress Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Sunshine Readers / SSYRA

Academic Clubs

  • History Club
  • Latin Club
  • Math Club
  • Writing Center
  • Spanish Club
  • Model UN Club
  • Debate Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Economics and Politics Club

Cultural Interest Clubs

  • First Priority
  • Indian Culture Club
  • Salam in Islam
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Korean Club

Student Council

The stated mission of the Tampa Preparatory Student Council is to “improve the quality of student life and to represent the school in the greater community.” Student Council is the link between the students, faculty, administration, and alums of Tampa Prep.Council members request that Upper School students share their concerns and suggestions. As a group, they discuss ideas about how to serve their fellow students best, solve issues and improve the community for all. Student Council organizes many activities in the Tampa Prep Community each year, such as:

    • Homecoming
    • Spirit Week
    • Pep Rallies
    • Red Shell: Student Council funds and supports the spirit club, Red Shell. Red Shell was formed to improve attendance at sporting events and promote school spirit.
    • Black Box Unplugged: This event showcases theatrical and musical talents from the Tampa Prep community held with little amplification in the Smith Black Box Theater.
    • Rock the Lot: A Tampa Prep tradition, this concert of student bands is held in the senior parking lot just before seniors leave campus for their three-week internships

Service Groups

In addition to the service clubs listed below, all students participate in Terrapin Days, a commitment to community service, throughout the year.

Read student reflections about Terrapin Day.

  • Best Buddies
  • Coloring the Community
  • Environment Club
  • Cookies for a Cause
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  • Threads for a Cause
  • Cass Key Club (St. Peter Claver tutoring, Graham Elementary tutoring, Brookdale Bayshore)
  • Peer Counseling
  • Speak Up for Teen Mental Health
  • Tampa Prep’s CDF (Children’s Dream Fund) Care Squad

Social Justice & Equality

  • Culture Shock (diversity, equity, and inclusion issues)
  • Rock the Vote
  • Prep Alliance for Global Action (includes STAND, UNICEF, and Amnesty International)
  • Teen Court
  • Politics Club
  • WOKE
  • Feminism Club
  • Black Student Union

Arts Clubs

  • Coloring the Community
  • Writing Club
  • Painting Club
  • Theater Club
  • Fashion & Design Club
  • Creative Arts Club
  • Literary Theory Club


  • Maker Space
  • Math Club
  • Medical Explorers
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Imagineering Club
  • Women in STEM

Just For Fun

  • Anime Club
  • Book Club
  • Beach Volleyball Club
  • Pickleball Club
  • Library Leaders
  • Chess Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Investment Club
  • Cards/Games Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
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Honors Societies

Tampa Prep is proud to induct students into several national and international Honor Societies each year.

Cum Laude Society

This prestigious international honor society was founded in 1906 to promote learning and scholarship in secondary schools. A faculty committee selects juniors and seniors based on each student’s grade point average. Not more than 10% of the junior class are inducted Cum Laude; not more than 20% of the senior class are inducted as members.

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is the national high school mathematics honor society. Full membership is open to students who have completed Algebra 2 and continue enrolling in more advanced mathematics courses.

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS recognizes students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service. To be eligible, students must be in 7th or 8th grade, have attended Tampa Prep for at least two semesters, and have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

National Latin Honor Society

Students who complete Latin II, III, or an AP level Latin class with an A- average or better are enrolled in the National Latin Honor Society sponsored by the American Classical League the following fall. Membership is annual and must be earned annually.

Quill and Scroll

Quill and Scroll is an international honor society that encourages and recognizes individual student achievement in journalism and academic publication. To join, juniors and seniors must be in the upper third of their class, have done superior work in journalism or school publications, be recommended by the publication’s faculty advisor, and be approved by Quill and Scroll’s executive director.

TRI-M National Music Honor Society

TRI-M is under the supervision of The National Association for Music Education. The purpose of this organization is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in music students of secondary schools.

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