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

Post-Graduate / Gap Year Program

A 1-year, certificate-earning program in Shorecrest's accelerated Upper School for students who hold a high school diploma.

Enhance your confidence and clarity to succeed in college and beyond! Build a campus-based gap year that is right for you. Focus on a passion - or dive deep into coursework you may have missed.

Self Discovery

Challenge yourself while benefiting from the structure and guidance of outstanding, caring faculty and college counseling. Experience competitive academics and personal responsibility akin to college with the structure of high school while living at home.
  • Improve your transcript
  • Meet new friends
  • Supportive Faculty
  • Over 20 AP courses
  • Experience Service Week
  • Get involved with Clubs, Robotics, etc.

Specialty Programs at Shorecrest

  • Center for Medical Sciences
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering / Medical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Scholars

College Counseling

Shorecrest’s College Center is one of the most successful in the Tampa Bay area, with 100% of our seniors accepted to colleges of their choice. Work with the College Center to select and apply to colleges and universities that best suit your talents, interests and goals.

Discover more choices for your future!

Find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions here. 


Expect a highly selective admissions process, including an essay and interviews with Head of Upper School, Director of College Counseling, and the Head of School.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Once a student’s application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The decision to offer admission is made with consideration for the student’s qualifications and the availability of openings.

Applying: Action Items

List of 4 items.


    Click here to apply online. Applying is easy. We recommend submitting a final application by June 1.

    Submit your essay response in the application portal.

    The following documents can be submitted in the portal or via email (, fax, mail, or in person.
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Photo
    • High school transcript including academic record and proof of high school graduation
    • Teacher Recommendation (English and Math preferred). We will consider a letter of recommendation written by a non-family member adult (e.g., employer, coach, mentor) who knows the candidate well, however the Admissions Committee prefers one letter to be written by an individual from an academic institution who can comment on the applicant's potential for success in a rigorous academic program.
    • Standardized test score(s)

    Schedule virtual interviews with the Head of School, Head of Upper School and Director of Admissions. The admissions department will schedule a tour date with you. You can also request a tour here

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.