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

Travel and Field Experiences

Much like projects and experiential learning in a classroom take students out of textbooks and into self discovery, travel opens student minds to memorable learning. While adventuring, students may be exposed to culture, outlooks, customs, terrain, language, activities and natural wonders that they can discover in ways unlike a classroom allows. They'll remember the experience, and be fueled for the start of something bigger.

Upper School Field Experiences

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  • Freshman Retreat

    In the beginning of their ninth grade year, freshmen have a two-day, one-night retreat. The retreat provides the entering freshman class with a series of bonding activities under the auspices of Pathfinders Outdoor Education counselors and chaperoned by Shorecrest administrators and faculty members. Students undertake a series of outdoor challenges to solve problems together and develop leadership skills. Some of the activities will include the High Ropes Challenge, a Zip-line, canoeing, a bonfire, and a night hike. These experiences are designed to enhance class unity and develop friendships with the new Shorecrest students and US Shorecrest teachers.
  • Service Week

    Upper School students are invited to a variety of national and international trips during Service Week. Opportunities have included:
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • France
    • Peru
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Charleston, SC
    • Panthertown Valley, NC
    • Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN
    Read more on the Service Week 2017 page.
  • Summer

    Summer trips to Europe are frequently offered to our Upper School students.

Middle School Field Experiences

Students in Grades 6-8 participate with their teachers in extensions of classroom learning through overnight field experiences. These programs provide real-world opportunities through integrated learning. It is anticipated that all our students will participate in our field experiences at each grade level. (Grade 5 students have a variety of day trip experiences enriching their academic programs.)

Note: There is no school coverage for students not participating in field experiences. Families must make alternative arrangements for their children during these time periods for non-attendees.

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  • Eighth Grade: Washington DC

    A four-day/three-night excursion to our nation’s capital. Eighth grade trips to Washington DC are a rite of passage in many independent schools, and our trip is an important link to our students’ understanding of our country, our culture, and America’s role in the global community. This trip builds beautifully on two years of global studies in Grades 5 and 6 social studies and two years of American experience in Grades 7 and 8. Integrating social studies, English, world languages, art, architecture, math and science, students visit historical sites such as the Capitol, historical monuments on the Mall, and many museums including Smithsonian sites.
  • Seventh Grade: St. Augustine

    A three-day/two-night experiential history and environmental studies opportunity located in and around St. Augustine, FL. Students explore the Castillo de San Marcos, Old Town, Fort Mose, and other historical sites in America's oldest city. Students will also study the North Florida environment and how it related to the development of the area. A major focus second semester in seventh grade is the class project on disease and history, and the field experience provides students the opportunity to explore the impact of disease on the Spanish colonial town.
  • Sixth Grade: Common Ground Adventures

    A two-day/one-night field experience, Common Ground Adventures is a bonding, team-building opportunity. The trip focuses on critical thinking, decision making, and providing students with the opportunity to take risks and accept challenges in an outdoor learning environment. This experience includes canoeing and high/low ropes courses.

MS International Travel

For the last two years, Middle School students have had the opportunity to travel during Spring Break to Cuba for service and Spanish immerson, or France for a French immersion trip.

Middle School Local Field Trips

Architectural Tour of Downtown St Petersburg
Bloom Art Center
Shell Midden on Boca Ciega Bay
The Salvador Dalí Museum
Lowry Park Zoo
MOSI
Publix
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Weedon Island Preserve
various seagrass planting expeditions


Lower School International Travel

Spain

Señora Emili Jaime-Allwood, the Lower School third and fourth grade Spanish teacher, took a group of fourth grade students and parents to Spain in the summer of 2017.

Lower School Local Field Trips:

American Stage Theatre
Animal Hospital
Animal House Pet Shop
Architectural Tour of Downtown St Petersburg
Boyd Hill Pioneer Settlement Garden
Crisp Park
Dentist's Office
Dolin's Garden Center
Fire Station
Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park Zoo
The Museum of Fine Arts
Publix
Pumpkin Patch
Pinellas County Waste Management & Landfill
Salvation Army Family Shelter
Sawgrass Lake Park
SPCA
St. Pete Museum of History
Tampa Bay History Center
Weedon Island Preserve


Experiential School Local Field Trips

Bob Lee's Tire Company
Crisp Park
a Dentist
a Fire Station
Museum of Fine Arts
Pioneer Gardens
Publix
a Pumpkin Patch 
Spa Beach

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.