18105 Gunn Highway
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: 813 264 4500
Fax: 813 963 0675

About KPHS


To offer a different approach to high school, where students with unique learning styles thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

Message from Head of School


On behalf of our entire community, welcome to Keystone Prep High School.

 Keystone Prep is an EXTRAORDINARY PLACE, dedicated to serving young adults who think and learn differently or who need specific support and accommodations for their educational success.

 Located in northwest Tampa Bay, in the heart of Hillsborough County, our students come from Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, South Tampa, St. Petersburg, Wesley Chapel, and Westchase.

 Some schools may find our students challenging or may be unable to provide the in-depth accommodations we offer. Those schools may overlook when students isolate, an act that can easily lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness or failure. Other schools may not see a student as bright due to their learning needs. 

 We are dedicated to teaching students who may see themselves as “different,” but at KPHS being different is what we are all about. We encourage our students to explore their uniqueness and do not expect or want them to be cookie-cutter students who act and think alike. Many parents tell us that, before attending KPHS, their child was often misunderstood at other schools and their learning success was limited … not so at KPHS. We do not allow our students to be overlooked.

 We maintain a classroom student-teacher ratio of twelve to one. We hire top-quality educators who have previously worked with creative learners, who embody and model compassion, empathy, kindness, and patience, and who use their relational expertise to find the best in each student. The staff looks deeply into the heart of each and every student and encourages their individuality and guides them in their personal passions. The staff works diligently to create individualized learning plans that foster each student’s personal success.

 While students at KPHS do not require an official medical diagnosis to attend, we are well suited and our staff is well trained to serve students with Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning Deficits, Inconsistent or Low Achievement or Motivation, Low Self-Esteem, Mild Learning Disabilities, Receptive Language Delays, Social Anxieties, and others.

 KPHS is uniquely qualified to serve specific types of learners, some who do not thrive in traditional educational settings. We work with young people whose educational ability ranges from that of average intelligence to the extremely gifted in order to help students find purpose and direction in school and after graduation. The blend of the typical student learner needing supports and the diagnosed student learner needing accommodations along with specialized and trained educators creates a thriving educational community for all.

 KPHS desires to be one of the finest high schools in the nation to serve the students who often get lost in other schools.

 Partner with us to make your child all that he or she can be here at Keystone Prep High School. Welcome aboard!

 Mrs. Petrillo – Head of School

Keystone Prep High School
18105 Gunn Highway
Odessa, Florida 33556
(813) 264-4500

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