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

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Choosing Shorecrest means becoming a part of a vibrant community! We integrate our challenging academic curriculum with a multitude of opportunities to discover and nurture individual interests — in the arts, on the athletic fields, through community service and beyond. From day one, we encourage students to strive for their best and brightest future — as well-rounded, socially responsible, lifelong learners.
Shorecrest seeks students who will benefit most from attending the school and who will contribute to the well-being of the school community. 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.

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child throughout the admissions process. Every applicant is an exciting new puzzle, and the admissions process helps us put the individual pieces together to create a completed picture for each new face.

Our school adheres to the Principles of Good Practice as outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools. Shorecrest Preparatory School accepts applications from students regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin.

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Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes
Director of Admissions

Dr. Spencer-Carnes has more than 30 years of experience in education and administration, 21 of which at Shorecrest. Jean has held a number of posts in her two-decade career at Shorecrest: a member of the teaching faculty, Lower School and Middle School dean of curriculum, and Director of The Learning Center. Jean holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Sarasota, Argosy, as well as a Masters in School Law and Administration from The University of Michigan. Jean is an active and engaged member of the St. Petersburg community, serving on various non-profit boards for both social and cultural organizations. She also maintains membership in a number of professional educational advisory committees. Jean is the mother of two boys, Jared and Brohgan, both of whom attended Shorecrest. She is the proud grandmother of 4 and looks forward to the day when her local grandchildren are ready to start The Experiential School.
Brian Steele
Associate Director of Admissions and International Admissions Coordinator

Brian Steele most recently served as Assistant Director of Admissions for Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, before coming to Shorecrest. He was employed as Assistant Director of Admissions for Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center in Tampa prior to his time with Berklee, and he found a passion for primary school education while teaching 6th and 8th grade students for Hillsborough County Public Schools before beginning his career in Admissions.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida, as well as a Master’s in Education with a Specialization in ESE from Saint Leo University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from Saint Leo University.
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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.