Welcome to Shorecrest!

There has never been a more exciting and important time for students, parents and teachers to collaborate to provide students with life-changing educational experiences. Our community at Shorecrest is engaged in on-going school improvement initiatives for children and their families.

Our Mission and Vision 2015 begin with the end in mind. We are committed to providing students with the skills, habits of mind, experiences and knowledge that prepares them for college and meaningful careers. The College Office, in collaboration with the faculty, guides our Upper School students so they make an impact on Shorecrest while they are here and then have incredible options as they select and begin their university studies and lives. Upper School students have increased opportunities for elective studies with both the John Hopkins University On-Line program and the Hybrid Learning Consortium on-line advanced course offerings. In addition, 1/5 of the students will participate in the Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) as they engage in course work, seminars and experiences to prepare them for the global marketplace and communities in which they will engage.

We know that strong relationships between teachers and students result in strong social-emotional health of our students. The increased focus on advisory, with Developmental Design in the Middle School and Responsive Classroom in the Lower School, are just a few of the ways Shorecrest faculty and staff extend themselves to support our students.

Our new collaboration with Critical Intervention Services (CIS) is expected to create a model for school safety, security and protection. Parents, students and faculty will find that while maintaining an open and welcoming campus, Shorecrest and CIS are developing systems to ensure that all members of our community are safe and secure so that learning and community-building experiences are maximized.

The Experiential School for 3 and 4 year olds combines with the Lower School to provide more than what a casual observer might think possible for young children. We believe our approach allows children to Learn More Faster, Live Learning, Think for themselves, Feel Good about themselves, See the World Differently and allows parents to know and understand what is happening with their children.

Most importantly, the Shorecrest faculty is committed to their students, to their professions and to collaborating with parents. We know we are fortunate to be here with our talented students and supportive parents. Our highly successful athletic programs regularly rank in the top of our region. The award winning Arts program regularly places students in great competitions, conservatories and universities. We are thrilled to celebrate a 2014 graduate who won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and just as pleased to celebrate students who perform great acts of leadership and service around greater Tampa Bay.

Come visit Shorecrest. We welcome your interest and your involvement.


Mike Murphy, Headmaster
Shorecrest Preparatory School

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, FL.