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The Boys Preparatory Academy

The Boys Preparatory Academy offers a college preparatory culture in a single gender environment.  Students work in a technology rich learning environment where teachers guide instruction with Smartboards in every classroom and where students use iPads to participate in a rigorous curriculum. The focus on academic excellence promotes achievement, pre-AP readiness, professionalism, self-confidence and motivation in a stimulating atmosphere that prepares young men for success and allows them to grow as leaders while developing a positive self image.  After school, students have the opportunity to extend their learning and expand their horizons through Enrichment Academies that include Debate, Model United Nations, Strategic Games, Golf, Academic Tutorials and other programs based on student interests.  

Application for 2014-2015

Boys Preparatory Academy is one of many magnet schools in the Hillsborough County Public Schools Choice program.  There is an application period and lottery process to attend BPA.
Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School may apply online. Students not currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School must complete and submit a paper application.  The next application period for middle school is November 12, 2014 - December 17, 2014.

Selection for middle magnet schools is done via computer lottery. Applications are not processed on a first-come first-served basis.

You will be notified via U.S. Mail. Results for middle applications will tentatively be mailed the end of February after the application period has closed.  Notification will be mailed to the address specified on the application. If you are offered a seat at one of your choices, you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer.

What People Are Saying...

"From boys to men."

"Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy, first all-boys public school in Tampa, enjoys success."

"It's preparing them for college."

"The boys are now family."

"iPad creator Steve Jobs is a familiar name, even with kids this young. It's fitting considering how he has changed their world and made it accessible with the swipe of a finger."

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Molding young men of distinction who will achieve greatness


In a single gender environment, we will deliver an education which will inspire and empower young men to master rigorous academic standards by instilling in them a strong work ethic and expecting them to model core values in both school and community.

Schedule a Tour

To schedule a tour, please contact Kathy Wasserman, Lead Teacher at 813-744-8108 ext. 266 or

We offer two-hour Shadowing Opportunities for your son to be paired with a current BPA student and follow his schedule.  Your son will get the chance to familiarize himself with our campus, teachers and students.  To schedule a Shadowing Opportunity, please contact Kathy Wasserman, Lead Teacher at 813-744-8108 ext. 266 or

Edsby Registration

Parents registration is now open. For instructions on how to register online, as well as parent account usage, click here. Should you be unable to register online, you may visit the school with proper identification and complete a registration form. You may print and complete the form here.

InSync Education provides families, students, and educators an online tool available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device.  Parents K-12 is an online database of academic resources and activities designed specifically for parents of school-aged children. All Parents K-12 resources are searchable and aligned to Common Core standards.

Boys Preparatory Academy Franklin Middle Magnet School 3915 21st Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 744-8108