Shorecrest Preparatory School

Shorecrest is a non-sectarian preschool -12th grade independent college preparatory school located in Tampa Bay.
By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives.
Our mission is to educate a diverse community of students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement and the development of a commitment to social responsibility.

School News

  • Four Shorecrest Seniors Named National Merit Finalists - 04/13/2016 - Shorecrest seniors Jared Hirschfield, Josh Katz, Luke Peterson, and Henry Walsh have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All four students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next roun...more
  • Shorecrest Prep Gets Nod from Relay For Life - 01/02/2016 - For more than a decade, Shorecrest Preparatory School has been a Relay For Life school, having raised more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society over its ten year tenure. 
  • Shorecrest Adds an “A” to STEM with “Celebrate the Arts” - 03/18/2016 - Weeklong Celebration of Art April 11-16 Features Teach-in with Local Artists, Student Performances, Salvador Dali Exhibit and More

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1923

Student Body

Total Students 964 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Shorecrest Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 26 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1858
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies according to grade level. Payment plans include annual, semi-annual, monthly. Need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director Dr. Jean Spencer Carnes
Admissions Associate Sandy Waldron

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDiving,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 61 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acting Club, Archery Club, Astronomy Club, Band, Board Games, Building Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Clio Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Cum Laude Society, Dance and Drama Club, Eco Club, Equestrian Club, Eric Carle Stories and Inspired Art Club, Etiquette Club, Finger Sculpting Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Geocaching Club, Geography Club, Go Global Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, Interact Service Club, Intramural Sports, Jazz Band, Junior Exchange/Excel, Key Club, Latin Club, Latin Honor Society, Lego Robotics Club, Leo Club, Literature Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Multicultural Club, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Nature Detectives Club, Peer Counselors, Photography Club, Quill & Scroll, Recording Arts Club, Rho Kappa Society, Running Club, S.A.D.D., Sailing Club, Science Club, Scouts, Shorecrest Martial Arts Club, Song Writing Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Thespians, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Universal Language Club, Vegetarian Club, Youth & Government Acting Club, Archery Club, Astronomy Club, Band, Board Games, Building Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Clio Club, Cooking Club, Eco Club, Etiquette Club, French Club, Geography Club, Go Global Club, Jazz Band, Key Club, Latin Club, Leo Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Quill & Scroll, Running Club, S.A.D.D., Sailing Club, Science Club, Scouts, Spanish Club, Thespians, Creative Writing Club,
Cum Laude Society,
Dance and Drama Club,
Equestrian Club,
Eric Carle Stories and Inspired Art Club,
Finger Sculpting Club,
French Honor Society,
Geocaching Club,
Habitat for Humanity Club,
Interact Service Club,
Intramural Sports,
Junior Exchange/Excel,
Latin Honor Society,
Lego Robotics Club,
Literature Club,
Multicultural Club,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Nature Detectives Club,
Peer Counselors,
Photography Club,
Recording Arts Club,
Rho Kappa Society,
Shorecrest Martial Arts Club,
Song Writing Club,
Spanish Honor Society,
Student Council,
Tri-M Music Honor Society,
Universal Language Club,
Vegetarian Club,
Youth & Government,

School Notes

  • The investment in a Shorecrest education delivers:
  • - A community of highly engaged parents, the area`s best professional teachers and bright, motivated students.
  • - The highest level of school safety, security and protection through the area-exclusive partnership with Critical Intervention Services and its School Protection Officer Program.
  • - The Experiential School, the Tampa Bay Area`s top preschool, providing 3, 4, and 5-year-old students with the best preparation for kindergarten.
  • - Lower School (K-4) and Middle School (Grades 5-8) curricula that are the ideal blend of progressive and fundamental educational programs.
  • - The best college and individual counseling in the region; with the best college preparation and placement in Pinellas County.
  • - Overall, the most successful athletic program in Pinellas County.
  • - Overall, the most awarded arts program in the region.  
  • - A school-wide commitment to Service Learning and worldwide partnerships that help foster a global perspective.
  • In a safe, student-centered environment, Shorecrest students learn to make wise choices from their many opportunities. The School supports its students through the challenges of the school year with one-on-one attention from dedicated faculty, with robust services like The Learning Center and the College Center, and with the most advanced educational technology. Through the academic demands of the curriculum, to the physical demands of the athletic programs, from the theatre stage to charitable organizations throughout the community, Shorecrest students find balance in an increasingly complex world.

Profile last updated: 04/13/2016

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School Reviews

Sending my daughter to Shorecrest has been one of the best decisions my husband and I have every made. We are so happy with the fantastic teachers and education that she is receiving. It has been worth every penny as she is far more advanced academically than other children in our neighborhood who do not attend Shorecrest.
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