Celebrating 100 Years!

2023 marks our centennial – an auspicious achievement that is deserving of fanfare and reflection. We invite you to join us in a yearlong salute to our school community’s achievements as a renowned center of PK-12, independent school excellence in the Tampa Bay Area. We will retrace our journey by remembering our history, honoring our early leaders, and recognizing all who have played a role in subsequent decades of change, transition, and progress.

This is a time of great pride for the entire Shorecrest community. We are excited to include all of you in the celebration of our first 100 years while looking forward to continuing our journey of excellence, community involvement, and innovation into the future! 

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A Letter from the Centennial Committee Chair

Dear Shorecrest Community, 

To have been established 100 years ago in a nation as young as America, and at a time when Florida was so underdeveloped, is a historic accomplishment. Yet, in 2023 Shorecrest will celebrate this very milestone. Founded in 1923 as a quality elementary alternative for the children of northern visitors, Shorecrest has endured a century of change. From its beginnings in downtown St. Petersburg, to its move in the 1960s to its present campus, to its first graduating high school class in 1976, this school has survived, changed, and prospered. 

Over the 2023 calendar year, which spans two academic years, our community will join together for a series of events celebrating this special time and culminating with ceremonies for the “official” recognition in the fall of 2023. This will be a tremendous and joyful undertaking with many opportunities to honor our past accomplishments, students, faculty, families, and our century of growth within the Tampa Bay Area. Please consider this an open invitation to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime moment by getting involved in our Centennial Committee. We plan to call on the full array of skill within the Shorecrest community to help us celebrate what is sure to be the most unique and special milestone in the history of the School. I look forward to working with all of you throughout our journey to our centennial year. 

Charles (Chas) Reynolds ‘81
Centennial Committee Chair 

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Celebrate Together: Centennial Events

Centennial activities include:

  • October 2022 - Alumni Weekend
    • Homecoming Tailgate - Friday, Oct 21, 2022 from 5:30-7pm in The Wood Family Pavilion (across from Haskell Football Field). Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be after the first quarter of the football game; crowning of Mr. Spirit and Homecoming Queen will be at halftime.
    • All-Alumni Reunion - Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 from 6-10:30pm at Grand Central Brewhouse, 2340 Central Ave. If you were once a Charger, you're invited! 
    • Alumni Breakfast & campus tours - Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 from 10am-12pm, on campus in Charger Commons (new 2-story building near front of campus.)
  • January 2023 - Start of Centennial Year
  • May 2023 - Commencement of the Centennial Class 
  • Fall 2023 - "From Shore to Shorecrest" 5K Walk/Run from the school's original, waterfront location (1200 North Shore Drive NE) to current the campus
  • November 11, 2023 - All-community Centennial Day Celebration
  • December 2, 2023 - Centennial Gala

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Our Story - Your Words

As we race toward 100 years, it is meaningful to reflect on all of the faculty, staff, students and families who helped make Shorecrest the school it is today. Read an exerpt of selections from the Spring 2022 "Shorecrest Magazine."

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