Tampa Preparatory School is the premier independent school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6–12. Tampa Prep’s focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens in a very inclusive community has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for over 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
Tampa Prep teachers are constantly living the school's mission, as well as regularly asking themselves and their colleagues the question "what's best for kids?" Faculty are experts in their academic discipline, interested in the latest cognitive science research, and creative in their lesson planning. They strive to collaborate with other teachers both congenially and collegially. While they are passionate about the subjects they teach, they also understand that great educators should be deeply interested in adolescent development, which includes getting to know their students in healthy ways. Tampa Prep's faculty are dedicated, hard working, lighthearted, and community minded. While they are confident in their abilities and approaches, they understand the importance of professional growth and self-reflection. Our teachers embody the school's mission and values.
Tampa Prep offers full-time employees paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Employees can also participate in the school's 403b matching program through TIAA-CREF. Over $60,000 are allotted annually for faculty professional development.