The Shorecrest campus spans 28-acres in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida, a mid-sized city that is part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of nearly 3 million residents. One campus is home to all grade levels and programs of the PK-12 school.
In March 2018, Shorecrest launched Transform
, a campaign to finish the school's Master Plan and allow students of all ages to connect on campus. On February 28, 2019 - almost one year to the day of the campaign's public launch - the school community celebrated the opening of the first floor of the new 60,000+ square foot facility and the building's new name - Charger Commons. The first floor of Charger Commons features two dining rooms where students of all ages can enjoy healthy meals and special events. The first floor of Charger Commons also houses the Lower School Haskell Library and Technology Center, the clinic, dedicated space for The Wonder Studio parent-toddler programs, and The Mike Murphy Experiential School with state-of-the-art classrooms and playspaces for The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, the 3, 4, and 5-year-old program at Shorecrest.
Built in 2008, Landy Hall was the first two-story building on campus, and includes Upper School classrooms, a computer lab, and the College Center. Adjacent to Landy Hall is the Peck Center for Medical Sciences
with specialized furniture, equipment, and technology to engage students in an applied sciences curriculum.
The Middle School Center for Arts and Sciences opened in August 2009, and includes classrooms, music and drama rooms, and a covered outdoor pavilion. In 2016, Shorecrest was awarded a grant from Steelcase Education to transform the former art studio into an innovative space that allowed for more cross-curricular collaboration - the Innovation & Design Studio
. Other teachers in the 5th-8th grade Middle School have reimagined their classroom spaces to allow for co-teaching, collaboration, and project work.
The Shorecrest Athletic Center
opened in October 2011. The facility includes a competitive gym, recreational gym, workout center, locker rooms, concessions and a ticket booth, as well as office space for athletic staff. Shorecrest Chargers athletic teams also practice and play on 4 fields around campus.
The Janet Root Theatre
, which opened in 2002, is a state-of-the-art facility and a centerpiece of Shorecrest's vibrant performing arts program. It is part of the Raymund Center which also includes offices for the Head of School, Enrollment, Marketing and more.
Shorecrest is home to a number of outdoor playspaces and gathering areas. In spring 2015, Walker Willis '19 gathered his Middle School peers to help transform an underused part of campus to build The Native Classroom
. The three-phase project included the eradication of approximately 1,000 Australian Pines, an invasive species to Florida. Phase two involved planting 500 mangroves, cabbage palms, slash pines, and other native species to enrich habitat, insure soil conservation, and improve water quality. In the final phase, Walker improved an existing educational area by building a channel-side observation ground platform and providing a freshwater source for science students.
Check back soon for information about the second floor of Charger Commons and the Weiss Family Pavilion.