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

An Investment in your child's future

Shorecrest maintains a need-blind admission policy for all applicants, admitting the most qualified and best-fit students without regard for a family’s ability to pay. A family’s financial circumstances will never play a role in an admission decision at Shorecrest.

We understand and appreciate the financial commitment families undertake in deciding to send their children to Shorecrest.
Tuition at the best private school in town includes stellar academics, a critically acclaimed arts program, nationally ranked athletics and the most advanced educational technology from Macs to iPads to robotics. Families also benefit from a full time RN on staff, safety and security from our protection Officers, nationally recruited faculty experts in small classroom settings, social-emotional health programs to help strong minds stay focused and robust support services like The Learning Center for accommodations of learning differences, and the College Center to guide high school families through the college process.

2020-21 Tuition

The Experiential School of Tampa Bay (ages 3-5)
    3-day Alpha:
    5-day Alpha or Jr. Kindergarten: 
$11,950
$16,650
Lower School
    Kindergarten:
    Grades 1-4:

$20,350
$21,050
Middle School
    Grade 5: 
    Grades 6-8: 

$23,450
$24,650 
Upper School
   Grades 9-12: 

$26,850

*For detailed information on tuition and fees for international students, please contact the Admissions Office.

*2020-21 tuition includes lunch for all students.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition refund insurance is strongly recommended for anyone who may be relocating during the school year. Tuition Refund Insurance (3.1% of tuition cost) is required of:
  • any new family enrolling a student in Shorecrest who is not on an annual payment plan
  • any student enrolling after the school year has begun
  • or any student returning to the school after an absence of one semester or more.
Learn more and see rates here for 2020-21 school year. For those already admitted, the deadline to purchase was July 2020. Students admitted after August 1, 2020, may purchase prior to their first day of school. To purchase the plan for 2020-2021 please contact David Wylie in the Shorecrest Business Office at dwylie@shorecrest.org. 

Student Accident Insurance is also available. Learn more here.

2020-2021 COVID-19 Tuition Provisions Alpha-1

For families of students in the Experiential School, Kindergarten and First grade, a reminder that the Board of Trustees has decided to make the following one-time tuition refund provisions for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • For every day the Experiential School must be closed due to COVID-19, Experiential School families will be refunded 70% of the per diem tuition.
  • For every day the Lower School must be closed due to COVID-19, families with children in Kindergarten and First Grade will be refunded 50% of the per diem tuition.
These refunds will be issued twice a year.


Refunds are offered for times when the school must be closed for health reasons. The refund does not apply when families elect the Flexible Learning option while in-person, on-campus instruction is still offered. Please contact the Shorecrest Business Office for more details. 

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.