Coed, independent, PK-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Project Based Learning helps students develop thinking, reasoning, and creative skills for living in today's society. It also accommodates students with varying learning styles. Every grade level at Shorecrest benefits from projects and experiential learning.
Sixth Grade City-States
After studying Ancient Mesopotamia in Social Studies, Shorecrest sixth graders built a scaled model of a Sumerian city-state in Minecraft. The students spent two weeks planning, designing and building before sharing their projects with other grade levels.
Virtual Open House
Learn more about Age 3 - Grade 4 experiences and curriculum at Shorecrest.
Building ROVs in Eighth Grade
What are PVC ROVs? Remotely operated underwater vehicles built from PVC pipe. These underwater robots are a great way to grasp the concepts of ocean exploration and the technology used in the marine sciences. Engaging students in the processes of design and building teaches science lessons such as structure, buoyancy, power and movement as well as opens the doors to STEAM integration (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math).
Colonizing Mars in Minecraft
Fifth grade researched what a colony might need to survive on Mars, and designed their vision using Minecraft. More at: www.shorecrest.org/mars
STEAM Girls Club with Academy Prep
The history behind the creation of a monthly STEAM girls club for Shorecrest and Academy Prep middle school students.
STEAM Week, Fifth Grade
Fifth graders spent a week integrating science, technology, engineering, art and math during Drop Everything and STEAM Week. The week focused on students collaborating to solve science- and art-based challenges that mimic the structure and work of STEAM professionals in the real world. This dedicated time for play and exploration nurtures creativity, which is critical to developing problem solving skills. More: http://www.shorecrest.org/steam
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Tour
Upper School students in the Center for Medical Sciences reflect on their behind-the-scenes tour of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Students Teach Grandparents Computer Science
Bay News 9 visited the Lower School to watch second graders coding alongside grandparents for National Computer Science Week.
Motion and Design, Third grade
How does design affect motion? This was the driving question for a third grade, cross-curricular STEAM project. More here.
Anything Goes teaser
Although this impressive and exhausting song and dance number actually spans over 6 minutes, here are some highlights from the Shorecrest performance of "Anything Goes."
"No One Else," Kindergarten
Kindergarten classes share a poem at our annual Poetry in the Park.
A day in Middle School
An inside look at a day in Shorecrest's Middle School, grades 5-8.
Super Science Camp
Take a peek at Super Science summer camp. Shorecrest provides a variety of summer programs open to the public for ages 3 through high school.
SPS Cheerleaders at Fall 2017 Pep Rally
During Homecoming week each year, the entire school gathers for a pep rally. Half the fun is watching the cheerleaders perform!
Welcome to Shorecrest
A brief overview of our full campus, housing students ages 3 - grade 12.
"Harry Potter" stop motion animation
As a cross-curricular project, sixth graders first read and then animated chapters from "Harry Potter" books.
Head Shaving for American Cancer Society
To support a fellow sophomore with cancer, Jordan J. promised if he could raise $10,000 for American Cancer Society he would shave his head. When he more than doubled his goal in less than a month, he asked Shorecrest Headmaster Mike Murphy to follow suit. Shorecrest hosts one of the biggest Relay For Life events in the Tampa Bay area, raising on average $100,000/year.
Commotion in the Ocean, First grade
First graders show off all they have learned about creatures under the sea in an annual performance.
First Grade Social-Emotional Learning
Using a research-based program called "Competent Kids, Caring Classrooms", first grade students learn social skills and how to manage their emotions. Lesson shown here includes "Stop and think before you act."
Middle School Science Fair
Before projects can compete at the county level, they are first vetted by lower grades and scientist judges in an on-campus Science Fair.