Frequently Asked Questions

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: 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 Step Up for Students or McKay Scholarships?
A: No, we do not.

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

Q: Do you serve students with learning differences?
Students with mildly disabling learning conditions may do well academically at our school. When deemed appropriate, we will offer such students certain accommodations. Our goal is to help these students to adjust and to thrive in our demanding college preparatory environment. That said, we ask parents to realize that, given the size of our school and our available resources, we may not be able to provide all requested accommodations. We do not have the personnel, training, or equipment to handle certain types of medical procedures best left to the student, parent or physician. 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. The cost for this service is $600/semester or $1200/year. See this form for more details.

Q: What time does school start and end? Can I drop off early or pick up late?
A: School starts at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Students may be dropped off early and socialize in the Student Center, gym lobby or courtyard, but are not allowed into the main building until 8:30 a.m. After school every faculty member--unless s/he is coaching a sport--stays in his or her classrooms until 4:15 p.m. to be available to offer extra help to students. For families with middle and upper school students, the younger sibling(s) may stay in one of the middle school hubs until until 5:00 p.m., then move to the Student Center until the older siblings finishes sports, clubs, etc. around 6:00 p.m.