Frequently Asked Questions in Admissions

We hope the answers below will help you as you navigate the Admissions process.

Q: When should we start the admissions process / when should we apply?
A: You should tour and apply the October before the year you would like to enroll. So a 5th grade student should tour and apply in October of his/her 5th grade year to be accepted for 6th grade.

Q: What is the tuition at Tampa Prep?
A: View our tuition information.

Q: Do you offer discounts for multiple children?
A: No, we do not.

Q: Do you offer academic or athletic scholarships for students?
A: No, we do not.

Q: Do you take Family Empowerment, Gardiner, Hope, McKay or Step Up for Students Scholarships?
A: No, we do not.

Q: Is there an application fee?
A: There is a $75 application fee. Applications, all supporting documentation and the $75 fee must be submitted by February 1 for the following school year.

Q: What is the average financial aid grant awarded?
A: Our average financial aid grant is 50-60% of the cost of tuition.

Q: How do I arrange a visit to Tampa Prep? Do I need to come to Tampa Prep for an interview?
A: To schedule a tour of the school, please submit an online inquiry.   We can accommodate out-of-state or international applicants by interviewing them via Zoom. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule 813-251-8181. 

Q: Does Tampa Prep have a waitlist?
A:
Ninety-four percent of Tampa Prep families return each year, so open seats are limited. Tampa Prep does make use of a waitlist. The opportunity Tampa Prep has to admit students from its waitlist changes from year to year. 

Q: Do you serve students with learning differences?
A:
We are equipped to provide standard accommodations, but we are not equipped to make modifications to curriculum. Learn more.

Q: Do you have a mandated community service requirement for graduation?
A: No.

Q: How many clubs and activities do you offer?
A: Please see the Clubs and Service page of our website.

Q: Do you offer bus service?
A: Yes. Tampa Prep currently offers morning bus service from the Brandon, Tampa Palms, Carrollwood and Westchase areas based on interest. Should a family ever need to take advantage of our bus service, students may hop on the bus and parents will be charged $10.00 per ride. See this form for more details.

Q: What time does school start and end? 
A: School starts at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Security is on campus from 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  A
fter school every faculty member--unless s/he is coaching a sport--stays in his or her classroom until 4:15 p.m. to be available to offer extra help to students. 

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