Shorecrest at a Glance

Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is a non-sectarian PK3-12th 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. 
Profile: independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school

Enrollment: 975 students
  • The Experiential School of Tampa Bay: 3 year old Alpha Class & 4 year old Jr. Kindergarten
  • Lower School: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Middle School: Grades 5 - 8
  • Upper School: Grades 9 - 12

Academics: a child-centered, challenging college preparatory program that includes 25 Advanced Placement courses

Student Profile:
  • 100% of seniors are accepted to college
  • Average GPA of Class of 2014: 3.84
  • $7.5 million in scholarships offered to 97% of the Class of 2014
  • 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
  • National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars in 2014: 9, National Merit Scholars: 2
Diversity: Shorecrest is becoming increasingly diverse in many ways - more bilingual families, more parents born outside of the U.S., more variation in religious beliefs and more non-traditional family units than ever before 
  • 17% of families receive Financial Aid. Shorecrest offers a Flexible Tuition Program through which families may receive reduced tuition based on demonstrated need. In 2014, $1.9 million was distributed
  • 2 Trustees Scholars may be awarded full tuition annually - students in the top 25% of their class academically who show demonstrated need
  • 80% of families are dual income
  • 20% of student body are students of color 
Arts: Dynamic arts programs in musical theatre, playwriting, music, fine arts, computer graphics and digital film

Athletics: 49 competitive athletic teams for Middle School, Jr. Varsity and Varsity. We are the Chargers! Our colors are green and gold. Our mascot is Sparky, the lightning bolt.

Technology: Thoughtful integration of technology in all curricular areas. 1:1 iPad program for students in grades 5-12. Up-to-the-minute equipment such as interactive whiteboards, document cameras, handheld technologies and closed circuit TV system; campus-wide wireless network.

Service Learning: Students and teachers at all grade levels take on leadership roles to support local, national and international service organizations. The full community participates 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.

College Counseling: Comprehensive, individualized plans for each student, beginning 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 — the majority have advanced degrees. One-third of the faculty members are bilingual.

Campus: 28-acre campus located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a small city located on Tampa Bay

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.