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

Our Campus

Shorecrest cares for a 28-acre campus located in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida, a small city located on Tampa Bay. 

Landy Hall, the main high school building, was completed in 2008. It was the first two-story building on campus, and includes classrooms, a computer lab, a college center and a closed circuit TV system. We are finalizing the adjacent Center for Medical Sciences to be complete October 2016. The Middle School Arts and Sciences Center opened in August 2009, and includes classrooms, music and drama rooms and a covered outdoor pavilion. New in 2016 is the Middle School Innovation and Design Studio within that space. Both buildings lead to an outdoor arts patio with a kiln. 

The Shorecrest Athletic Center opened in October 2011. The facility includes a competitive gym, recreational gym, all-purpose workout center, locker rooms, full-service concessions and a ticket booth, as well as office space for athletic faculty. Our athletic teams also practice and play on 4 fields around campus.
The Janet Root Theatre, which opened in 2002, is a state-of-the-art facility and a centerpiece of Shorecrest's vibrant arts program.

In spring 2015, eighth grader Walker W. gathered volunteers to help build an outdoor Native Classroom. The space allows our Middle School science classes to conduct water testing in a safe, natural environment.

Safety, Security and Protection

In January 2013, Shorecrest and Critical Intervention Services (CIS) initiated an informal partnership that was formalized in October 2013. Together, we developed a school-wide comprehensive safety, security and protection program that retains the open and welcoming atmosphere of our independent school campus while enhancing all levels of safety for the Shorecrest community.

CIS audited the Shorecrest physical campus, our emergency communication systems, our crisis and emergency plans and our professional development program that focused on emergency planning. In addition, CIS identified School Protection Officers (SPO’s) with unique skills, interest and training to serve as on-campus leaders for the safety, security and protection initiative.

Our School Protection Officers are essential in the identification and prevention of instances before they occur. While trained and prepared for medical emergencies and physical assaults, the primary role of the officers is to know the community and support all aspects of the school safety operations without disrupting normal school activities. They are familiar, friendly faces able to offer assistance at a moment's notice.

CIS has established a one-call hotline that can be reached from any phone on campus. CIS is able to monitor our security cameras if an emergency were to occur. The faculty has received training and guidance on best practices to ensure the safety of all students and visitors.

Shorecrest and CIS are pleased to have developed this comprehensive school safety, security and protection program and are pleased to offer guidance and support to other schools.
If you are aware of or observe misconduct - REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY
How to Report Misconduct:
  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by an instructional personnel member to the School's Headmaster, Michael Murphy - 727-456-7502 or to the School's Director of Human Resources - 727-456-7507.
  • Report allegations or suspicion of misconduct by your school administrator to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
  • Document the activities or details of the event.
  • The School's Whistleblower Policy, found in the Employee Handbook, applies in reporting misconduct.
Effective July 1, 2014, all nonpublic colleges, universities and schools are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual-predator-registry website and the toll-free telephone number that gives access to sexual predator and sexual offender public information. Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332).
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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.