By empowering children to learn and succeed, they are fulfilling their goal of preparing students for life.
Tampa has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida. It is part of the Hillsborough County public school system, whose mission is to provide the education and support that enables each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen. By empowering children to learn and succeed, they are fulfilling their goal of preparing students for life.
There are a myriad of programs that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities, from advanced academics to specific career education in the fields of aerospace, biotech, and architecture, to name a few. The ESE curriculum is a program that focuses on students with special needs and allows them to develop academically based on their demands. Hillsborough Public Schools are devoted to providing a high-quality educational experience to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary success.
4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational independent, Episcopcal day school for Pre-K to grade 12 students. Berkeley’s upstanding academic values educate the whole child by nurturing students’ emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical development so they can reach their highest potential. Their curriculum encompasses a balanced combination of academics and arts, activities and clubs, competitive sports, and community service. Their emphasis on academic excellence and social responsibility helps build students’ confidence and instills in them a shared sense of purpose.
727 W Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Tampa Prep is the only grades 6-12 college prep school in Tampa and has been named one of Florida’s most innovative schools. Their curriculum is redefining “prep” as a dynamic, progressive approach to education. Their program of studies provides its students with a foundation and preparation for life in all ways - from how to treat others, to how to learn, to how individuals can make an impact. Enrolled students are promised an elevated learning experience that challenges them in ways that more traditional environments cannot.
1515 W Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
Known for its excellence in academics with an emphasis on character development enhanced by an abundance of extracurricular activities, sports, and arts, Carrollwood Day School prides itself on being a community of learners. Offering education from Pre-K to grade 12, CDS stands out as a leader in its commitment to educate the whole child. It is recognized nationally for its academic richness, and its innovative school-wide emphasis on character development.
3319 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629
The Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic school for boys and girls in Pre-K through 8th grade and an all-girls high school. Founded in 1881, the academy is located on 19 acres vis-à-vis scenic Bayshore Boulevard, and close to downtown Tampa. The Academy empowers and encourages students to be their authentic selves who, while pursuing their highest academic potential, engage in critical thinking, and lead culturally aware, spiritually active lives.
4701 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Jesuit High School is dedicated to the formation of young men in the Tampa Bay area in the deep-rooted tradition of Jesuit education, dating back to the 16th century. Their philosophy as educators is to help students find God in all things, and explore wide-ranging cultures and academic areas. Jesuit High School is committed to helping all students discover the deeper meaning and purpose in their lives, while at the same time finding their identities within the larger society.
4630 N Rome Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Tampa Catholic High School is a co-educational Catholic school with the mission of cultivating academic excellence while growing personally and spiritually, and serving the community. They believe by forming a partnership with parents, students are given a more holistic education that fosters courage for moral and spiritual leadership. At Tampa Catholic High School, students are encouraged to celebrate the value and dignity of each person, pursue excellence in all endeavors, and to place individual talents at the service of others, especially those marginalized.
6801 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33610
The Universal Academy of Florida (UAF) was founded to help Muslim youth acquire a top-tier education while being in line with Islamic values. Students from PK to grade 12 can expect a competitive academic curriculum that promotes Islamic understanding and practices.
7834 N 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
Paideia Classical Christian School (PCCS) is a co-educational Christian school offering grades from kindergarten through grade 12. As a classical school, their central focus is on the Language Arts (logic, grammar, and rhetoric). PCCS’ goal is to educate students in not what to think, but in how to think: maturely, thoroughly, and biblically.
3001 Lee Academy CT
Tampa, FL 33614
Lee Academy is set on 6 acres of lakefront property, and offers a unique learning experience for advanced learners Pre-K through 12th grade. Their mission is to empower students to strengthen their gifts, pursue their passions and reach their full potential. Their education approach is shaped by Dr. Barbara Clar’s Integrative Education model, which gives equal importance to the four human functions - emotional, cognitive, physical and intuitive.
3909 S Macdill Ave
Tampa, FL 33611
Bayshore Christian School is a top-rated non-denominational Christian school in the Tampa Bay area. The student teacher ratio is 11 to 1, and the school serves students from 2 years old through the 12th grade. Their success as a small school stems from their Christian values, small class sizes, and excellent academics. Students are supported in their study and service opportunities.
1520 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
Lutz, FL 33549
Center Academy is a special education school located in Lutz, a suburb of Tampa. The academy was founded in 1968 with the vision to fulfill the need for a specialized, full-day school for students who were falling through the cracks in traditional schools. Specialized classes are offered for middle and high school students with learning differences. The small class sizes allow the teachers to accommodate each student’s unique learning style. Center Academy’s individualized curriculum combined with its environment that embraces learning differences, helps children gain the confidence and ability to succeed academically and socially.
2902 W. Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33618
Jimmie B. Keel Library is located within moments of Carrollwood Village. In 2014, a 10,000 square foot expansion of the original 25,000 square foot building was completed and features a glass enclosed children’s room and story time room, a second community room over twice the size of the original, a cafe, and larger work spaces. For customers on the go, the library offers aconvenient drive-thru window for checkout and return of library materials. The library is powered by solar panels and provides electric car charging stations.
3909 W. Neptune Street
Tampa, FL 33629
Charles J. Fendig Library serves residents in Hyde Park and consists of a diverse collection of books, magazine, newspapers, video, compact discs and more for customers of all ages. Staff provides homework support to students enrolled in Hillsborough County schools. As of November 2021, the library has undergone an extensive renovation project that will include new roof, new flooring throughout, additional meeting spaces, and new furniture that will provide the community with a modern and safe library to enjoy for years to come.
900 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
John F. Germany Library serves as the flagship library of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system. It is also the local library for residents of South Tampa neighborhoods, like Hyde Park. Customers are offered a wide variety of popular materials in music, videos, audio books, bestsellers, videos, and much more. Professional staff provide accurate answers to basic information requests and assist those seeking in-depth research for business, school, or personal projects. It is also home to local history collections and numerous comprehensive research tools. Throughout the year an array of fun and educational programs are presented, and a permanent art collection adds to the enjoyable experience at John F. Germany Library.
4680 West Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33624
Carrollwood Village Park is in the heart of the Carrollwood Village neighborhood. The park was completed in 2019 and features a variety of fun amenities including, a large and small dog park, a skate park, a splash pad for children, outdoor ping pong tables and chess boards, fitness trails, corn hole, fitness equipment, a nature center and more. Annual events like the dog Halloween costume contest, Spring Concert, Holiday Village, and the Park Fitness Competition boost the community’s sense of identity as welcoming, fun, and engaging. The park is surrounded by a scenic lake and lush vegetation, making it a charming place to spend time outdoors.
2640 N. Lakeview Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
A popular park for sports enthusiasts, Northlakes Sports Complex features six lighted tennis courts, two racquetball courts, a playground, a volleyball court, a basketball court, three fields, four horseshoe pits, and newly added lighted pickleball courts. The lighted fields and courts make it an enjoyable visit day or night. The park is home to several community sports teams and leagues from pickleball, tennis, baseball, volleyball, and soccer.
17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, Fl 33549
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the five lakes, cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, and the lush wildlife at Lake Conservation Park. It’s the ideal spot for hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, and horseback riding. For those interested in BMX and radio-controlled car racing, the park offers a non-profit track where you can partake in the experience or enjoy the show. There are heaps of opportunities to enjoy the time outdoors with friends and family.
802 S Rome Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Nestled in the middle of Hyde Park Village, Anderson Park offers a quiet and enjoyable trip for the whole family. Several playgrounds built on a padded surface keeps parents’ worries at ease for falls. Other park amenities include two basketball courts, shaded walking trails, a splash pad, grills, and picnic areas. After soaking up the fun at the park, head over to Swann Ave (only moments away) to grab a cup of coffee or ice cream.
600 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Curtis Hixon is a park located on the 2.6 mile long pedestrian walkway called the Tampa Riverwalk, which runs along Downtown Tampa. It is an 8 acre park that features a beautiful lawn that is host to numerous concerts and family events throughout the year. Bring the kids to splash around in the water features or take your dog out for a trip to the dog park. Tak advantage of the proximity to the water taxi station to enjoy the views and fun along the Hillsborough River.
5300 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
Take in the beautiful views of the Downtown Tampa skyline from the Ballast Point Park Pier. Located right off of scenic Bayshore Boulevard, the park provides family fun for all ages. Some park staples include the splash pad and large playground, and fishing off the pier. Take advantage of the bait shop located on the pier to find all your fishing needs, and grab some ice cream at the park’s restaurant to round up the day.