Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of school are you – private, charter, public?
Tampa Day School is a private, college prep school accredited through FCIS & SACS

What is the profile of the Tampa Day School student?
Our school is designed to serve children with average to above average cognitive abilities without major behavior disorders or significant communication disorders.

The types of children we best serve are:

  • Students with mild learning disabilities including Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity
  • Students experiencing stress or anxiety in traditional classrooms
  • Students struggling with low self=esteem or underachievement

What are your class sizes?
Our maximum class size is a 1-to-12 teacher to student ratio.

What are the credentials of your teachers?
We realize that experienced, highly trained teachers are the foundation of a strong educational program and therefore have established a rigorous hiring process for faculty. For consideration for our program, teachers much have three or more years of classroom experience, have experience work with student with various learning styles, demonstrate strong classroom management practices, exhibit a high level of enthusiasm for their subject and have an up-to-date working knowledge of best practices in teaching, display active ongoing professional development/affiliation with professional associations, and demonstrate passion for teaching. Our program is structured to support weekly team collaboration, consultation with a variety of support service professionals, ongoing professional development, review and adoption of research-based curriculum and instruction. As a result of the supportive, professional learning community, teachers experience a high level of collegiality, effectively improve student outcomes, and express a high level of job satisfaction. We attract and retain excellent teachers who thrive on the challenge of making sure that each and every student makes gains and success in school.

What are your school hours?

2nd-3rd Grade: 8:25am-3:05pm
4th-8th Grade: 8:25am-3:45pm (includes required Homework Lab)

9:00am-3:05pm (all students)

Do you offer before and after school care?

We offer before care at 7:30am and aftercare from 3:45-6:00pm (for a fee)

Do you have before or aftercare extracurricular activities?

  • Homework Lab is from 3:05-3:45pm
  • Clubs are offered after Homework Lab from 4:00-5:00pm
  • Aftercare Program is offered from 3:45-5:30pm
  • Before Care, Homework Lab (2nd-3rd grade), Clubs and After Care incur separate fees

Do you accept the McKay Scholarship?

We do accept the McKay Scholarship for those students who qualify through the public school. Please understand that the McKay Scholarship only pays for a small portion of the tuition.




Jun 02
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Jul 07
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Aug 04
8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Jennifer is graduating in a few weeks. Something that was hard to conceive 5 years ago. A big turning point in Jen’s academic and social life was when she enrolled at Tampa Day School…we credit your great guidance and your great teachers with putting Jen back on the right track.

David and Monica, Parents of a TDS Alumna
12606 Henderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625