Shorecrest Preparatory School

Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #1 - The Middle School LEGO Robotics Team has won a number of awards and competitions and is a popular activity for students in the 5th-8th grade Middle School.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #2 - Shorecrest serves students in preschool through 12th grade.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #3 - Visual and performing arts are critical parts of the Shorecrest curriculum.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #4 - Our athletic teams, for the fourth straight year, have ranked in the top 15 of the 100 schools in our region for overall athletic performance as ranked by Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #5 - Shorecrest offers a robust STEAM curriculum with emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Robotics and Computer Science programs are integrated school-wide.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #6 - Shorecrest offers a student-centered program that includes project-based learning for maximizing students' understanding and creativity.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #7 - Shorecrest rests on a beautiful 28-acre campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pictured here is the 7th/8th grade Arts and Science Building.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #8 - Shorecrest consistently has the highest SAT scores and AP pass rates in the region.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #9 - Shorecrest offers the Global Scholars Initiative, an enhanced academic track for students who wish to do in-depth study of international and global topics.
Shorecrest Preparatory School Photo #10 - At Shorecrest, it's in kindergarten that students learn to put their voices to paper, to follow their own questions to get answers, to sort numbers and understand math concepts, and to begin to explore how they fit into the world around them.
Shorecrest is a non-sectarian PK3 -12th grade independent college preparatory school located in the Tampa Bay Area.
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.

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Shorecrest Preparatory School places among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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 Students994 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Shorecrest Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
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
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,600
Tuition NotesTuition varies according to grade level, $8,900-23,600. Payment plans include annual, semi-annual, monthly. Need-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Admissions DirectorDr. Jean Spencer Carnes
Admissions AssociateKim Hudson


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: NS-12 | 481 students
    4.6 miles
    990 62nd Avenue NE
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727) 525-1419
    4.6 NS-12
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 695 students
    6.8 miles
    7777 62nd Avenue North
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
    (727) 541-7593
    6.8 PK-12
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: K-8 | 434 students
    1.8 miles
    2021 62nd Ave N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727) 522-3000
    1.8 K-8
  • Clearwater
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    14.3 miles
    801 Drew Street
    Clearwater, FL 33755
    (727) 446-1722
    14.3 PK-12
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 269 students
    1.7 miles
    250 78th Avenue Ne
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727) 526-8194
    1.7 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We transferred our son to Shorecrest mid-year and WHAT AN AMAZING SCHOOL! Night and day from the last one. They recognized where he was coming from and that he would need help getting up to speed. The team of teachers has been SO patient and helpful. The students are incredibly nice and academically... he's finally challenged! I really wish we would have chosen Shorecrest from the very beginning of the school year.
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I feel incredibly lucky to have attended Shore crest for the past 14 years. It's not every school that you can find success and passion in every aspect of the school: academics, athletics, arts, leadership, community, etc. I have been able to grow my leadership skills, communicate successfully with others, and have thought-provoking in-class discussions that have allowed me to think for myself. I am leaving Shore crest with a greater sense of self and more knowledge than I ever thought I could have as I'm moving onto college in a few weeks.
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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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