As the oldest independent day school in Florida, Shorecrest has provided the consummate college preparatory experience to students since 1923. We have created a close-knit and welcoming community on our 28-acre campus, where approximately 975 students in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay (ages 3 & 4) through 12th grade enroll each year.

Highly qualified teachers provide students with the foundation for lifetime achievement; and a 100% college acceptance rate illustrates our unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Our graduates’ success – in college and beyond – showcases our mission of educating lifelong learners, high achievers, and socially responsible global citizens who inspire us all.

Shorecrest at a Glance

Profile: independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school

Enrollment: 975 students from The Experiential School of Tampa Bay (ages 3 and 4) through 12th grade

Academics: a child-centered, strong college preparatory program that includes 24 Advanced Placement courses

Student Profile:
  • 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
Athletics: 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: The Janet Root Theatre, which opened in 2007, is a state-of-the-arts facility and a centerpiece of Shorecrest's vibrant arts program. Landy Hall, the main high school building, was completed in 2008. It is the first two-story building on campus, and includes classrooms, a state-of-the-art 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. Each building has an arts room, which leads to a shared, outdoor arts patio with a kiln.

The Shorecrest Athletic Center opened in October 2011. The state-of-the-art facility includes a competitive gym, recreational gym, all-purpose weight and cardiovascular rooms, locker rooms, full-service concessions and a ticket booth, as well as office space for athletic faculty. 

College Counseling: The College Counseling department creates comprehensive, individualized plans for each student, beginning in sophomore year. View our 2011-2014 College Acceptance List.

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 drama, playwriting, music, art, and digital film.

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 organization. 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.

History of Shorecrest

The Shorecrest Honor Pledge

I agree to be personally and academically honest and to treat others with respect and courtesy.

Consistent with private schools across the nation, Shorecrest has taken steps to provide stronger guidelines for students in the realm of personal and academic integrity.

"Honor" has many meanings, and at Shorecrest, we emphasize those that place value on honesty, integrity, individual responsibility and on the development of relationships rooted in respect.

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.