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


In January 2013, Shorecrest and Critical Intervention Services (now Gardaworld) initiated an informal partnership that was formalized in October 2013. Together, we developed a school-wide comprehensive safety, security and protection program that retains the open and welcoming atmosphere of our independent school campus while enhancing all levels of safety for the Shorecrest community.

Gardaworld audited the Shorecrest physical campus, our emergency communication systems, our crisis and emergency plans and our professional development program that focused on emergency planning. In addition, Gardaworld identified School Protection Officers (SPO’s) with unique skills, interest and training to serve as on-campus leaders for the safety, security and protection initiative.

Our School Protection Officers are essential in the identification and prevention of instances before they occur. While trained and prepared for medical emergencies and physical assaults, the primary role of the officers is to know the community and support all aspects of the school safety operations without disrupting normal school activities. They are familiar, friendly faces able to offer assistance at a moment's notice.

Gardaworld has established a one-call hotline that can be reached from any phone on campus. Gardaworld is able to monitor our security cameras if an emergency were to occur. The faculty has received training and guidance on best practices to ensure the safety of all students and visitors.

Shorecrest and Gardaworld are pleased to have developed this comprehensive school safety, security and protection program and are pleased to offer guidance and support to other schools.

Visiting Campus

All visitors during the regular school day, from 7:30am-3:30pm, are required to check in at a school office or at the main reception desk in Haskell Library. Upon arrival, visitors age 16 and over will be asked to present valid photo identification, such as a driver's license, before entering campus. All visitors must visibly wear a photo identification badge issued by the office while on campus.
If you are aware of or observe misconduct - REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY
How to Report Misconduct:
  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by an instructional personnel member to the Head of School, Nancy Spencer at 727-456-7502 or to the School's Director of Human Resources at 727-456-7507.
  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by your school administrator to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
  • Document the activities or details of the event.
  • The School's Whistleblower Policy, found in the Employee Handbook, applies in reporting misconduct.
Effective July 1, 2014, all nonpublic colleges, universities and schools are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual-predator-registry website and the toll-free telephone number that gives access to sexual predator and sexual offender public information. Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332).

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

Privacy Policy | Faculty

Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Shorecrest acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School, 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please refer to the School’s Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR.