Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Shorecrest Fund is our main fundraising priority. Gifts to the Shorecrest Fund are designed to help cover the current year’s anticipated operating expenses, while also providing for immediate needs and new opportunities as they arise.
At Shorecrest, 50% of our faculty and staff have advanced degrees from the most prestigious universities across the country, like Harvard University and Columbia University. The Shorecrest Fund provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to pursue advanced degrees, certifications and peer collaboration. Our greatest asset is our faculty and staff, so supporting them helps us sustain the level of teaching a Shorecrest education requires.
Thoughtful integration of technology into our curriculum helps Shorecrest students take risks and think differently. We are proud of our longstanding commitment to innovation, implementing new technologies and expanding students' preparedness for their futures.
Shorecrest’s commitment to community service is demonstrated through our full-time Director of Service Learning, who implements a year-round Service Learning program for our community and an additional week dedicated for service in Upper School.
Shorecrest is seen as a leading independent school in the Tampa Bay area and nationwide— we answer the hard questions, we strive for excellence in all pursuits and create new industry standards for education. The Shorecrest Fund allows us the flexibility and creativity to add impact and value to the education we provide.
Tuition covers only 88% of our school's operating costs. Tuition dollars cover the salaries of our faculty and staff, utilities, repairs and maintenance, sanitation services, our protection officers, SAGE dining services and insurance.
Philanthropic gifts to the Shorecrest Fund demonstrate our community’s commitment to covering the +12% of funds essential to providing a transformational education at Shorecrest and beyond. Donor dollars are invested directly into the opportunities and programs for students that allow us to Be More.
Your gift embodies the achievements of previous leaders while expanding upon their vision of success for current and future students. Any gift, no matter the size, helps us fulfill our mission.
We know you have a choice
We understand that your dollars are carefully invested. We ask that you make Shorecrest one of your philanthropic priorities each and every year by:
Making an online donation
Sharing your Shorecrest experience with others (#ShorecrestTogether)
Participating in one or more of our five giving day challenges
The Shorecrest Community Sponsors Program is designed to connect businesses in the Tampa Bay area to a community of highly engaged parents, the area’s best professional faculty, and bright, motivated students. Whether sponsoring athletics, arts or a special event, Community Sponsors receive recognition, appreciation and patrons!
If you have any questions regarding the Shorecrest Fund, please contact Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving, at 727-254-9466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shorecrest Preparatory School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation as defined by the IRS, which means that all gifts to Shorecrest are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Visit the IRS website for more information.
Please Pardon Our Progress!
As a result of the ongoing construction of Charger Commons and renovations to the Haskell Library / Admissions Center, certain donor plaques, bricks and other naming signage around our campus have been removed in preparation for their move to a more permanent location and the installation of a new donor recognition wall. To learn more about Donor Recognition at Shorecrest or to see if your naming may have temporarily been affected, please contact Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement, at 727-456-7514 or email@example.com.
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast St Petersburg, FL 33703 Phone: (727) 522-2111 | Fax: (727) 527-4191 [Map]