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Saddlebrook Prep

Juniors from all over the world, training in Saddlebrook's golf and tennis camps, wanted to extend their training and maintain their academic studies, so Saddlebrook Preparatory School was created. Nearly 100 students are enrolled in the school from 26 different countries, forming a multi-cultural learning environment at our Tampa Preparatory School. Students from all over the world make friends for life as they study, train in the intensive sports program, and enjoy many recreational activities together.  Students, in Saddlebrook Prep's fully accredited college-preparatory school, for grades 3 through 12 and post-graduates, benefit from a highly educated, dedicated teaching staff and a small student-to-teacher ratio of 10-to-1. A Prep student may live in the boarding program or with a parent or legal guardian in various housing options within the Saddlebrook community.

At Saddlebrook's secure, gated resort, the amenities are all within easy walking distance. Juniors safely stroll, bike, or are shuttled between accommodations, classes, sports and fitness training, and meals while supervised by Resident Assistants, teachers, and coaches.

Golfers training at the Saddlebrook Golf Academy play on the Driving Range and Training Center, and golf on the resort's two 18-hole Palmer designed championship golf courses. Student-golfers compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, traveling individually or on a team, depending on the event and player.

Tennis players train on Saddlebrook's 43 tennis courts of four Grand Slam tournament surfaces, where they work with their coaches every afternoon. Just as golfers do, student-athletes on the tennis program, participate in local, regional, and national tournaments, traveling as part of the Saddlebrook Prep Team, or individually, depending on the tournament and player situation. 

Academy graduates attend prestigious universities, typically with scholarships in their sport, or they may opt to become professionals.

Saddlebrook Prep's many exceptional advantages include:

  • Saddlebrook Resort is located 30 minutes north of Tampa International Airport. The comfortable, great Florida weather in Tampa Bay allows for year-round excellent training.
  • The Prep School provides student housing, dining, training, meals and recreational facilities all within close, easy access inside our secure, gated resort. As well, we ensure complete responsible guardianship supervision.
  • We provide world-class golf and tennis instruction.
  • Two 18-hole championship Arnold Palmer designed signature golf courses are on-site.
  • 43 tennis courts, including all four Grand Slam tournament surfaces, are on site. Some are lit for night play.
  • Students have access to our state-of-the–art Fitness Center and organized personal fitness training championship programs.
  • A variety of fun activities are planned weekly, such as organized sporting events and games; Dive-In Movies; trips to movies, malls, local attractions, recreation centers, and much more.
  • Golfers play at least two full rounds of golf weekly.
  • Students play on the Driving Range and Training Center and on the private resort golf courses.
  • We work with each player's natural tendencies, not teaching only one swing or method.
  • Golf students participate in three major junior-ranked tours.
  • Tennis students participate in USTA-sanctioned tournaments.
  • Students meet individually and in groups with Sports Psychologists regularly.
  • Saddlebrook Prep has the dual accreditation of the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Students benefit from the low student–to-teacher ratio of 10–to–1.
  • SAT preparation classes are offered; college placement counseling and application guidance is provided.
  • ESOL classes are available for students working to learn and to perfect the English language.
  • A high-speed wireless internet system reaches the school, dorms, and throughout the resort campus.
  • A media technology library and lab is available to students.
  • Dedicated teachers, tutors, and summer school are available to meet students' needs.