Shorecrest at a Glance

As the oldest independent day school in Florida, Shorecrest has provided the consummate college preparatory experience to students since 1923. 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.
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 24 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
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.