Tampa Preparatory School

727 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606

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Tampa Preparatory School is a coeducational college preparatory school for students in grades 6 - 12. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. As students discover their unique identities, they are enriched by a variety of fine and performing arts courses. Participation on state-ranked athletic teams, extracurricular activities and community service endeavors provide additional opportunities for growth and expression. Challenging academics include opportunities for focused concentration in STEM and Global Studies.

Our beautiful campus is located across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa and is equipped with cutting-edge technology, a video production studio, high-caliber science and computer labs, innovative classrooms and superior arts facilities. Our state-of-the art athletic complex includes two full-size indoor basketball courts, outdoor basketball courts, lighted soccer and baseball fields, a wrestling room, a training facility and a swimming and diving center.

Our focus extends beyond typical college preparation to provide a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self. Our belief in a well-rounded education is reflected in our mission to provide a place to think, create, be yourself, aspire to excellence and go beyond. Our faculty members are role models who include these tenets in their teaching and in their lives.

The faculty is composed of high-caliber teachers who assist students in achieving the greatest personal growth. In addition to fine scholarship and enthusiasm for their fields, they have an abiding interest in young people and their influence extends far beyond the classroom. The opportunity for students and teachers to know and respect one another as individuals is one of the greatest strengths of independent schools in general, and of Tampa Preparatory School in particular.

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. 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 for college and the career of their choosing. Tampa Prep graduates enter the world with a solid foundation and a strong moral compass.

In an age that demands instant answers, education cannot demonstrate immediate results; but it can stress the values and standards that provide structure for living in today’s global society. The School’s goal is to develop the academic, intellectual, moral, emotional and physical potential of each student, and to prepare each student as an individual to live a creative, productive, humane and compassionate life.

Explore all that Tampa Preparatory has to offer you and your family at www.tampaprep.org. Set up an appointment to tour our beautiful facility by calling Director of Admissions Dennis Facciolo at 813.251.8481.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address727 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606
Year Established1974
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$18,340-19,025; estimated extras $3000
Merit Scholarships Awarded5
Value of Merit Scholarships$94,345
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded103
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,142,590

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionReview, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades6-12
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History, World History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment. Sports. Tuition Day $250/weeks. 8 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, SACS
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Lacrosse, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsSoftball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School109
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of FL 10, U of S FL 6, U of Miami 5, Boston Col 3, Boston U 2, Am U 2
Average Math SAT600
Average Critical Reading SAT600
Average Writing SAT570
Average ACT26


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$75
New Students185
Percentage of Applicants Accepted78
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)72
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, CTP 4, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorKevin M. Plummer
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2007
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Colby College, MA, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsW. Dennis Facciolo, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment625
Day Students625
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)185
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)440
Student Body EthnicityWhite 75%, Latino 9%, African-American 8%, Asian 8%
Average Class Size18
Student-Faculty Ratio16:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty53
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)58
Male Teaching Faculty24
Female Teaching Faculty29
Faculty EthnicityWhite 92%, Latino 2%, African-American 2%, Asian 4%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage12
Buildings on Campus4
Facilities Value$25,000,000
Endowment Value$3,500,000
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