Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

From the Headmaster

Children, parents, teachers and alumni like to know that they can rely on their school to be dependable and consistent. Members of our school community know they can rely on us to create an environment that is:
  • Safe but not a fortress
  • Grounded in fundamentals but vibrant and experiential
  • College preparatory but Life Long minded
  • Nurturing but challenging
  • Individually focused but dedicated to community development
  • Character centered but non-sectarian
At Shorecrest we strive to provide choice, support, and balance in all that we do.
From the moment a parent, guardian or grandparent calls to inquire about the school, to when a students walks across the stage with a Shorecrest diploma, our faculty and staff reaches out to support the educational needs and ambitions of our students and their families.
At Shorecrest, we balance a progressive, liberal arts curriculum which focuses on math, science and technology as well as English, history, art, physical education and character development, with a pragmatic approach that ensures students have developed skills and knowledge which will increase opportunities for them as they explore their interests, university choices, and careers.
We take great pride in the accomplishments of the students and graduates of our school. Their contributions to our immediate community while they are at Shorecrest and their even more significant contributions to communities in our region, around the county and the world reflect the values our teachers, coachers and directors work to instill. We take joy in knowing that we are in a partnership with our student’s families. Together, we know we can transform the lives of our students.
This is a great time to be a student at Shorecrest. More than ever before our students have opportunities to discover and develop their abilities, their passions and their dreams. I invite you to visit our campus and observe why we believe our students can Be More from being a part of the Shorecrest Preparatory School educational experience.
Mike Murphy, Headmaster
Shorecrest Preparatory School

Board of Trustees

As an independent school, we are governed by a Board of Trustees to address our fiduciary, strategic and generative duties, led by the Trustees and the Leadership Team.
Chair: Dennis R. Leary 
Vice-Chair: Beth Miyashiro Vivio 
Treasurer: Cory Gottfried Gaffney ‘95
Secretary: William T. Conroy
Executive Committee: Cristin C. Keane, Sarah Lind Ribeiro, Ed.D.
Immediate Past Chair: Elizabeth K. Samuelson
Headmaster (ex-officio): Michael A. Murphy  

Helen K. Barrott
Darla Browning-Hutton
Trevor Burgess
Nathalia “Toni” Jeffrey-Fort, D.D.S.
Jeff Freedman
Matthew Frey
Natalie Gebicke
Pamela H. Greacen ‘84
Jason Green
Gregory V. Hahn, M.D.
Patty Ann Hamblen
Charley Harris
Isaac McKinney III
Vanissa Ma
Timothy L. Main
Patrick R. Marston
Ray E. Newton, III
Nikki Regalo Pagano
Jennifer Phelps
Andrea Silverman

Our Leadership Team

List of 14 members.

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    Michael Murphy 

  • Photo of Lisa Wylie

    Lisa Wylie 

    Chief Financial Officer
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  • Photo of Donald Paige

    Donald Paige 

    Head of Upper School
  • Photo of Kristine Grant

    Kristine Grant 

    Head of Middle School
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  • Photo of Lisa Bianco

    Dr. Lisa Bianco 

    Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Sherri Danyali

    Dr. Sherri Danyali 

    Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
  • Photo of Anna Baralt

    Dr. Anna Baralt 

    Dir. of Educational Technology
  • Photo of Rachel Barrett

    Rachel Barrett 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Photo of Roderick Fludd

    Roderick Fludd 

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Photo of Michael Gillis

    Michael Gillis 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Terry Kessel

    Terry Kessel 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Anthony McCall

    Anthony McCall 

    Athletic Director
  • Photo of David Sharlow

    David Sharlow 

    Operations Director
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  • Photo of Jean Spencer-Carnes

    Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes 

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

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 preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.