Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Arts at Shorecrest

The visual arts and performing arts are vibrant entities at Shorecrest, bursting with enrichment in all grade levels, state-of-the-art facilities, over thirty Upper School course offerings with numerous Honors and AP classes, and an extraordinary level of student participation.

The accomplished professionals in the Arts and Humanities department have encouraged and guided our students through many successful endeavors at local, state and national levels. Shorecrest students have received awards and acclaim for their paintings, photography, TV productions, graphic design, music performances, playwrighting, film making, acting, musical theatre and dance performances.

An extension of the Arts and Humanities Department, the Cultural Enrichment program provides an additional opportunity for Shorecrest students to acquire an even broader knowledge of the arts. We expose all of our students to art, music, dance and theatre by having workshops within the classrooms and bringing national and international performers to the school. Our students also take trips to various museums and performing arts centers in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and Sarasota.

With a strong belief that literacy in the arts is essential to the development of a well-educated person, Shorecrest provides its students with a dazzling array of cultural and intellectual arts opportunities.

Did You Know?

  • Artwork from a Shorecrest fifth grade student was selected to be reproduced on the side of a building in Takamatsu, Japan, St. Petersburg's sister city.
  • Artwork by Shorecrest second graders hangs in Boorai—The Children’s Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Shorecrest alumni have won prestigious awards in the visual arts and exhibited their works in prominent museums and galleries throughout the country.
  • Two Shorecrest Graphic Design students won First Place for their designs (which were later reproduced as posters) depicting "Youth and AIDS," the theme for World AIDS Day.
  • The unique Shorecrest Picture Lady/Gentleman Program has been the basis for volunteer art programs at dozens of schools and museums both within and outside the state of Florida.

Arts Events

List of 8 events.

  • 3rd Grade show for Families

  • Sofi Rosales in Concert

    Upper School Performing Arts invites the Shorecrest community to a special musical concert with singer Sofi Rosales '24. Please RSVP for this free community event. Doors open at 6:45pm with general seating. A small reception will take place in the theatre lobby immediately following the concert.

    Sofi is a 17-year-old junior at Shorecrest who has been playing guitar for four years. She is self-taught with the exception of taking a guitar class last year with Mr. Updike, Shorecrest Band Director. Her music is inspired by her life experiences as well as the creative experiences within her imagination. With her folk-pop and acoustic sound, Sofi is a storyteller in concert. She has written a complete album entitled “Phobia,” which she hopes to finish recording this year. Sofi is excited to perform her first single from that album, “Green Eyed Monster,” which was released in August 2022, along with other original songs she’s written.
    Janet Root Theatre
  • 5th Grade Music Performance

  • MS Variety Show

  • 2nd Grade show for students

  • 2nd Grade show for Families

  • Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    We are honored to welcome grandparents and special friends to The 38th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day at Shorecrest. 

    The day will begin with a continental breakfast in Charger Commons, followed by a student performance from a variety of grade levels. Guests may then explore campus and some of the wonderful activities that their loved ones are working on. *New this year* lunch will be served on campus for guests to dine with their students. 

    Grandparents and Special Friends should RSVP by March 10 at:

    March 17 will be a half-day of school for Alpha-4th grade and a full-day for Middle and Upper School students. Extended Day will be available. (This day is included in the Extended Day Annual Plan. Those on different plans will need to register online to add Extended Day for March 17 - login to CampBrain to register). 
  • Celebrate the Arts week

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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.