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

Shorecrest Libraries

Haskell Library

The Haskell Library and Technology Center is housed in Charger Commons on the first floor. Inside are picture books, juvenile fiction and nonfiction, and many chapter book series for Experiential and Lower School students. There is a story time area where Lower School students meet with Mrs. Smay and other guest readers. 

In the adjacent Technology Center, students work with Ms. Deegan on software skills, classroom projects, robotic manipulatives and more. 

Haskell Library Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:10am - 2:30pm

Hess Library

The new Hess Library is now open on the second floor of Charger Commons. It houses a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and reference books for Middle and Upper School students. Additionally, the library has a robust digital collection of ebooks, audiobooks and electronic databases, to include JSTOR, ProQuest, Sora, Gale and Health Reference Center. 

Hess Library Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

When the school is closed, the libraries are also closed.
Dottie Smay
LS Media Specialist

Mrs. Smay has been the Lower School Media Specialist for over 30 years at Shorecrest. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Library Science from Rowan (Glassboro) University. She was a Language Arts teacher for grades 5-8 and a media specialist for 6 years for Hillsborough county prior to coming to Shorecrest. Mrs. Smay is responsible for the children's area and helps students find enjoyable books. She supervises story time, where children learn a variety of important lessons.  

Dottie has presented about Makerspaces and making-to-learn with project based learning at the Florida Council of Independent Schools 21st Century Learning Academy (FCIS) and at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC).

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.