Shorecrest Preparatory School

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Tel: (727)456-7511
  • 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.
  • Our Core Values are guiding principles that all members of the Shorecrest community strive to embrace and model. Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Knowledge, and Compassion are embedded into our school culture.

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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1923

Student Body

Total Students945 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by GradeShorecrest Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses26 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(PreK-8 wear uniforms; 9-12 has dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies according to grade level. Payment plans include annual, semi-annual, monthly. Need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDr. Jean Spencer Carnes
Admissions AssociateSandy Waldron


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Clio Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, Intramural Sports, Latin Club, Latin Honor Society, Literature Club, National Art Honor Society, Recording Arts Club, Science Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Universal Language Club

Club or Organization:
Cum Laude Society, Eco Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Interact Service Club, Key Club, Lego Robotics Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Counselors, Quill & Scroll, Rho Kappa Society, S.A.D.D., Scouts, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Vegetarian Club, Youth & Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting Club, Band, Chorus, Dance and Drama Club, Jazz Band, Thespians

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.
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School Reviews

5  2/9/2014
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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