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

Financial Aid

Choosing Shorecrest is an incredible investment in your child’s future. Like any investment, a Shorecrest education may require some financial prioritizing on behalf of the family. We encourage any family interested in receiving aid to complete the application process to determine their family need. In addition to the financial aid application, we must also have a complete application for admission to Shorecrest before making any aid decisions.
Shorecrest has a fixed financial aid budget that allows us to offer need-based tuition assistance to families that qualify. Priority is given to students of faculty and staff, current families, and families with students new to the Middle and Upper Schools (grades 5-12). 

Families interested in receiving aid must complete a financial aid application through FACTS, an external tool used by many independent schools to determine aid. This application is in addition to the application for admission to Shorecrest. FACTS applications open on November 1, and must be received by January 31 in order to be considered. Download this flyer to learn more about the online application and required supporting documentation. You may also learn more on our Tuition FAQs page.

It is important to note that a financial aid application does not affect a student’s admission decision. Average financial aid awards range from $6,000-$12,000 depending on the student’s entry grade, family ability to pay, and the overall financial aid budget.

To discuss your specific circumstances, or if you are a family interested in transferring a student mid-year, please contact the admissions office at 727-456-7511. 
  • Average financial aid awards range from $6,000-$12,000 depending on the student’s entry grade, family ability to pay, and the overall financial aid budget.
  • Financial aid dollars are prioritized for families with children entering in Middle and Upper School (5th-12th grades).
  • Shorecrest is able to offer full tuition scholarships on a very limited basis. Trustees Scholarships are awarded to exceptional students in 6th-12th grades who meet and maintain the highest academic standards and qualify for full financial need. An interview process is required.

Payment Plans

Shorecrest allows families to choose the best payment plan to suit them. Tuition payments may be made monthly, semi-annually or annually. To determine what your payments would be on your selected plan, visit the Tuition page and click on “Tuition Rates” for the division your student’s grade is in.

Outside Scholarships

Shorecrest currently accepts a limited number of Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, primarily for students who also qualify for financial aid at Shorecrest. The expansion of state scholarships under Florida HB1 does not affect the amount of state scholarships that Shorecrest accepts. For the 2023-2024 school year, we have already reached the maximum amount of state funding that we accept; we will not be taking any more new state scholarships, including Family Empowerment Scholarships, or anything under the expansion of Florida HB1, for the upcoming school year.
Looking ahead to future school years, Shorecrest will continue to limit the number of state scholarship funding that is accepted, with the priority being focused on students who qualify for financial aid. 
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.

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.

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.