Corbett Preparatory School at IDS, in Tampa Florida, USA, has evolved into a Human Networked Organization with its continuous improvement approach to growth and its focus on success for all students. The International Baccalaureate curriculum guides teacher planning, along with the integration of the ISC’s Global Learning Benchmarks into daily classroom life. The curriculum includes strong programs in music, drama, the arts, physical education and sports, which are in abundance for all students. A program for Social/Emotional learning has become a major feature of the curriculum, which comes from the work of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the Contentment Foundation.
Students at Corbett Prep participate in a wide range of international learning opportunities, such as partnerships with schools, school visits in other countries and hosting students and teachers from abroad. Teachers become stronger global citizens through school partnerships, seminars, and summits, forming personal international friendships, and even teaching professionals in other countries various new programs of learning. Over time, this school has attracted a professional staff from all parts of the globe who provide a daily context for learning about other cultures and ways of viewing the world.