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


The Flexible and Distance Learning Handbook includes detailed information about our plans for Flexible Learning while school is in session on-campus, and our plans should we need to move to all-school Distance Learning.


If you intend for your child to begin the school year in Flexible Learning, please notify your respective School Head(s) in writing by August 5.
The August 5 deadline allows the faculty to plan for the starting cohort of Flexible Learning students. All families may change their learning choice (in-person, on-campus vs. Flexible Learning) at any time throughout the school year.

Note: families who notify the school after August 5 may experience a lag time of up to two days for synchronous content, depending on the Flexible Learning cohort at the time.

Families who intend to start in-person, on-campus do not need to declare their learning choice.

As published in the July 15 update of the Return to School Plan, students enrolled in Flexible Learning are permitted to participate in extracurricular/after-school activities on campus, given that their learning choice is not because of a COVID-19 exposure.

Modified Opening Week, AUGUST 19-21

August 19-21, 2020, will be a modified schedule for students in Alpha-Eighth Grade. This will allow faculty and staff to review the new health and safety policies and procedures with smaller groups of students. Families will receive detailed schedules and groupings from their respective division heads on Tuesday, August 4.

Read more about Middle School Opening Days here.

Monday, August 24, will be the first full day the entire school is in session on-campus.

Monday, August 24, is also the first day of Extended Day.


The Return to School Plan is updated starting on page 14 with detailed information about dining room safety procedures and processes.
Dining room information is also included in the Return to School Plan Virtual Q&A video.

Extracurricular Activities

We are working on plans concerning our return to extracurricular activities including athletics, performing arts, after-school clubs and more. We understand that it is important to consider the role that extracurricular activities play, not only in the social and emotional well-being of our students, but also as an avenue toward their college, and potentially career, aspirations. We seek to balance the proper community health considerations through the identification and implementation of appropriate safeguards to enable us to implement extracurricular activities. There continues to be a great deal of thought and preparation about how to safely return to extracurricular activities, while also reimagining and/or modifying our programs. More specific information will be coming soon. 

Start of School Documents

Start of School documents, including login instructions and required forms, are published to PowerSchool Learning. Login information and instructions were sent on July 15. 

Letter from Head of School Nancy Spencer
Summer Reading & Supply Lists
All School COVID-19 Handbook Addendum

Coming on Campus

Haskell Library is staffed by essential employees Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm during the summer for those who need access to WiFi or tech support.

Chargers Athletics summer conditioning has been cleared by the FHSAA to begin on campus. Access to athletic facilities is limited to approved coaches, groups and employees. Shorecrest Athletics adhere to all health and safety policies and practices outlined in the Shorecrest Health & Safety Statement. 

Shorecrest is offering camps for Summer 2020.


Nancy Spencer, Head of School

Lisa Wylie, CFO

Donna Conroy, School Nurse
Dave Sharlow, Operations Director 

Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Shorecrest Health & Safety Task Force

Goal: Collectively establish policy recommendations for approval by Shorecrest Administration to ensure a safe reopening of campus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Adam Befeler: Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Anthony's Hospital, a member of the COVID-19 hospital task force; Shorecrest parent
Dr. Greg Hahn: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital; Shorecrest parent & Trustee
Dr. Ali Messina: Chairman of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 
Dr. Adam Prawer '01: Medical Director for the Westminster Communities, Family Physician; Shorecrest parent & alumnus 
Dr. David Wein: Chief of Emergency Medicine, Tampa General Hospital; Shorecrest parent
Dr. Sarah Ribeiro: Covid Strategy Committee Chair, Shorecrest Board of Trustees; Shorecrest parent & trustee, Former Deputy Mayor of Schools and Policy - City of St. Petersburg
Mrs. Jennifer Casanta: Shorecrest parent & SCA Board member
Ms. Donna Conroy, RN: School Nurse
Ms. Nancy Spencer: Incoming Head of School
Mrs. Rachel Barrett: Director of Marketing & Communications
Dr. Sherri Danyali: Head of Experiential School
Mr. Michael Gillis: Director of Advancement
Ms. Kristine Grant: Head of Middle School
Mrs. Donna Novell: Director of Human Resources
Mr. Dave Sharlow: Operations Director
Mr. Jeremy Simpkins: Shorecrest Food Services Director, SAGE Dining

Social and Emotional Health Task Force

Led by Shorecrest counselors Courtney Ellis '02 (Upper School) and Kate Fierce (Lower and Middle Schools), the Social & Emotional Task Force is creating a plan to support the emotional and mental wellness of our families through the summer months and as we transition back to school.

On the counselors’ PowerSchool Learning pages, you can find a vetted list of outside counseling providers as well many resources to support students and families during turbulent times. The counselors will continue to advise the faculty and administration on ways to support students' emotional and mental wellness during the transition back to school.

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.