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

How to Apply

Applying to Shorecrest is easy. While applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, we encourage you to complete your application by February 1. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you and your family throughout the admissions process.

Get to Know Shorecrest

Call or email to schedule a tour at any time. An Admissions Representative will show you around our campus and answer all of your questions. Students are invited to shadow in the classroom after submitting an application. In the meantime - get to know us! You can follow Shorecrest on Facebook, join our weekly news email list, come to a sporting event, view our year in photos, or watch a show in our theatre.
Visit Our Campus

Action Items

List of 4 items.

  • Complete an online application

    Sign in here to complete our application. Applications must be submitted before scheduling visits.
    Age Requirements
    Applicants for the Alpha class must be three years old before September 1 of the year entering and toilet trained before school begins. Applicants to Junior Kindergarten must be four years old before September 1 of the year entering. Applicants to Kindergarten must be five years old before September 1 of the year entering.
  • Submit Required Documents

    The following documents can be submitted via email (, fax, mail, or in person.

    Preschool: Birth Certificate

    Kindergarten - Sixth Grade: Birth Certificate, Report Cards, Teacher Recommendation

    Seventh - Twelfth Grade: Birth Certificate, Report Cards, English Teacher Recommendation, Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Schedule class visit (Applicants for Grades K-12)

    Call our office at 727-456-7511 or email us at
    A teacher works individually with each applicant to assess the child's readiness skills. In addition, applicants spend a morning with us in January for a comfortable classroom experience and observation. Parents applying after the January evaluation period should call the Admissions Office to schedule their child's Kindergarten evaluation.

    Grades 1-12

    Each applicant spends one day visiting Shorecrest, shadowing our students to classes. We will match them with a student of similar interests. They participate in all activities and get to see what it is like to be a Shorecrest student. Applicants will be scheduled for an evaluation and an optional second visiting day (grades 1-4) or an interview (grades 5-12) while they are visiting.
  • Schedule testing (Applicants for Grades 6-12)

    Call our office at 727-456-7511 or email us at
    We require the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). Be sure to request that your scores be reported to Shorecrest Preparatory School Code 7358. Register online at
    Applicants for the junior and senior year may submit PSAT, SAT or ACT scores.

International Students

Requirements differ for non-U.S. citizens. Please visit our International Students page for more information.


Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Once the student’s application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The decision to offer admission is made with consideration for the student’s qualifications and the availability of openings.

The Wait Pool

If space in a grade is not available, admissible students will be notified of wait pool status. Students are not ranked or ordered in a list for available places. If a space becomes available, the Admissions Committee will review all of the applicants in the wait pool and make a decision based on the current profile needs of that class.

Admissions Policy

Shorecrest Preparatory School seeks students who will benefit most from attending Shorecrest and who will contribute to the well-being of the school community.

The School adheres to the Principles of Good Practice as outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools.
Admission is based on selective criteria that may include standardized testing, classroom observation, prior school record, teachers’ recommendations and good character. In making a decision, the Admissions Committee may give special consideration to faculty and/or staff children. While we welcome all inquiries and applications, we regret we are not able to accept every qualified applicant based on our capacity.

Shorecrest Preparatory School accepts applications from students regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin.

School Information

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.