Coed, independent, PK3-12th 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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  • Service Week, each spring

    Upper School students are invited to a variety of national and international trips during Service Week. Opportunities have included:
    • A 23-year exchange program with a school in Châlons-en-Champagne, France
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Peru
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Charleston, SC
    • Panthertown Valley, NC
    • Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN
    Read more on the Service Week 2019 page.
  • Summer Travel

    Summer trips to Europe are frequently offered to our Upper School students. 2023 experiences may be found here.

    Ninth graders are also included in an international exchange between Shorecrest & Collège de la Dombes in St André de Corcy, France and an exchange with Colegios Ramón y Cajal in Madrid, Spain.

Middle School Field Experiences

Students in Grades 5-8 participate with their teachers in extensions of classroom learning through overnight field experiences. These programs provide real-world opportunities through integrated learning.

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  • Eighth Grade: Washington, D.C.

    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, Florida

    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: Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Outdoor Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to building personal, social and environmental responsibility through the power of shared experience. Their experiential educational programs develop leadership, increase self-confidence, and enhance communication through trust and team building activities. Canoeing, high ropes courses, and outdoor living skills are just a few of the fun, outdoor activities participants can do, working together to gain new skills in problem-solving, resolving conflict, listening, observing, and working effectively in a group. 
  • Fifth Grade: TreeUmph! Adventure Course

    Group bonding and learning from risk taking on challenging terrain and hundreds of aerial adventure games in the trees.

MS International Travel & Student Exchange

The Global Explorers Student Exchange & Hosting Program designs opportunities for Lower and Middle school students and their families to learn while traveling, join annual exchange programs, and host overseas students.

Shorecrest Middle School students have:
  • Traveled during Spring Break to Cuba for service and Spanish immersion
  • Visited France for French immersion trips
  • Hosted Argentinian students since 2004
  • Hosted and visited students from Madrid, Spain, as exchange students 
2023 experiences may be found here.

Contact: Señora Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair and Lower School Spanish Teacher

Middle School Local Field Trips

Architectural Tour of Downtown St Petersburg
Bloom Art Center
Shell Midden on Boca Ciega Bay
The Salvador Dalí Museum
Weedon Island Preserve
various seagrass planting expeditions

Lower School International Travel

Fourth and fifth grade students host exchange students and travel with a parent to Spanish-speaking countries in the summer. Trips include:
  • 2019: Mexico
  • 2018: Costa Rica
  • 2017: Spain
2023 experiences may be found here. Contact: Señora Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair and Lower School Spanish Teacher.

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
Pumpkin Patch
Pinellas County Waste Management & Landfill
Salvation Army Family Shelter
Sawgrass Lake Park
St. Pete Museum of History
Tampa Bay History Center
Weedon Island Preserve

Experiential School Local Field Trips

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

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.