Head of School Message


Welcome to Academy Prep Center of Tampa!

It is my great privilege and honor to lead Academy Prep Center of Tampa into its 14th year.

To date, there are 215 Academy Prep Tampa graduates, and we are eager to send hundreds more striding to become future leaders in our community.

In an area where within a mile radius of the school less than half the adults hold a high school diploma, 97% of Academy Prep graduates graduate from high school on time, with 84% of our graduates moving on to college. This is accomplished through our students’ personal will and determination to succeed – nourished by our rigorous academic and enrichment program – followed by at least eight years of intensive graduate support.

In addition to academics, we encourage artistic, athletic, and social development among our students. This past year, our youth choir ensemble had the honor of performing the National Anthem for a Tampa Bay Rays game with the New York Yankees. Our chess team competed in the 2016 National K-8 Chess Tournament in Indianapolis; our students are beginning to rank among the top youth chess players on a national level.

These opportunities come to fruition through the support of our incredible community that believes in our students and our mission. On behalf of our students, graduates, families, staff, faculty and trustees — thank you for helping us shepherd our youth to their limitless potential.

Best always,

Lincoln J. Tamayo
Head of School
Academy Prep Center of Tampa