About the Area

Shorecrest is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, a small, vibrant city across the Bay from Tampa, a rapidly growing and major urban center. Known simply as St. Pete by locals, the area is full of arts, culture, parks, award-winning beaches, craft brews, a funky downtown and don't even get us started on the innovative, family-owned restaurant scene!

Downtown St. Petersburg has seen recent, dramatic growth, with a younger population focusing on education, tech, quality food and locally owned businesses. Bicycles, breweries, fresh produce, puppies and outdoor events make this the place to socialize any night of the week. Twenty eight miles of sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico provide additional opportunities for paddleboarding, volleyball and just plain relaxing.

The greater Tampa Bay area also includes the cities of Tampa, Clearwater and Sarasota. A system of major roads and multiple bridges spanning the Bay itself makes the entire region easily accessible. Mid-state attractions such as Sea World and Walt Disney World are less than two hours away, while Florida's Atlantic Coast and Cape Kennedy are a three-hour drive due east.

A part of the area's fabric since 1923, Shorecrest has deep connections and relationships with many businesses, organizations and families in the area. 

The Climate
Florida's warm, sunny climate is legendary, and Tampa Bay's climate is no exception to this general rule. St. Petersburg enjoys 361 sunny days per year on average, and our mean temperature varies from about 60°F in winter to about 88° F in summer. The rainy season runs from June through the end of November, but the typical summer weather pattern sees sunny, humid days punctuated by afternoon thunderstorms which generally clear before sunset.

Learn more about the Sunshine City we call home here.

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  • Travel

    For air travel, we recommend flying into the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Shorecrest is located 20 minutes away. Additionally, the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is located nearby if you’re flying a regional airline. CSSL will not be able to reimburse travel costs incurred for the program. Attendees will be responsible for airfare and hotel accommodations. 
  • Lodging

    Shorecrets has a limited number of rooms reserved through May 23 at the Hampton Inn at a rate of $134/night. It is 4 miles from the school, located at 80 Beach Drive, 1 block from the beautiful downtown waterfront. Please contact us via email after enrolling to learn more. 

    Several hotel options exist in St. Petersburg and the broader Tampa Bay area, many within a short drive of the Shorecrest campus. It is recommended that attendees research other options that fit within their travel budgets.
  • Child Care

    If you plan to travel with little ones, Shorecrest hosts summer camps June 3 - August 2 for ages 4-high school. Learn about camps and register online here.

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School Information

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.