independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school
Enrollment: 975 students from The Experiential School of Tampa Bay (ages 3-5) through 12th grade
Academics: a child-centered, challenging college preparatory program that includes 24 Advanced Placement courses
- 100% of seniors are accepted to college
- Within the 76 students of the Class of 2014, 397 AP courses were completed
- 86% AP examination pass rate, compared to 61% national average and 48% Florida average
- Average GPA of Class of 2014: 3.84
- National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars in 2014: 9, National Merit Scholars: 2
- $7.5 million in scholarships offered to 97% of the Class of 2014
49 competitive athletic teams for Middle School, Jr. Varsity and Varsity
Campus: 28-acre campus located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a small city located on Tampa Bay
New Facilities: Landy Hall, the main high school building, was completed in 2008. It was the first two-story building on campus, and includes classrooms, a computer lab, a college center and a closed circuit TV system. The Middle Division Arts and Sciences Center opened in August 2009, and includes classrooms, science and computer labs, music and drama rooms and a covered outdoor pavilion. Both buildings have an arts room, which leads to a shared, outdoor arts patio with a kiln.
The Shorecrest Athletic Center opened in October 2011. The facility includes a competitive gym, recreational gym, all-purpose workout center, locker rooms, full-service concessions and a ticket booth, as well as office space for athletic faculty.
Faculty: 101 professionals committed to their students and the development of the curriculum. Average tenure is 12 years — majority with advanced degrees. One-third of the faculty members are bilingual.
Arts: Dynamic visual and performing arts programs in musical theatre, playwriting, music, fine arts, computer graphics and digital film. The Janet Root Theatre, which opened in 2007, is a state-of-the-arts facility and a centerpiece of Shorecrest's vibrant arts program.
Technology: Thoughtful integration of technology into all curricular areas; state-of-the-art equipment such as interactive whiteboards, documents cameras, handheld technologies and closed circuit TV system; campus-wide wireless network. Students in grades 5-12 are in a 1:1 iPad program.
Service Learning: Students and teachers at all grade levels take on leadership roles to support local, national and international service organizations. The full community particpates in a Holiday Gift Drive for children in the Guardian ad Litem program and an annual Relay For Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. All Upper School students participate in a week-long service program each spring.