Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Virtual Open House (age 3 - grade 4)
Learn more about Age 3 - Grade 4 experiences and curriculum at Shorecrest.
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.
Kindergarten Construction Project
Kindergarten's Construction Project is a prime example of student-centered learning. The project evolved with students' interest in the construction around them on campus. After weeks of study, dramatic play, guest experts and more, the students concluded with a project share for teachers, peers, and parents. Each student shared an individual construction-themed project.
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
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.
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).
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
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."
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.
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.
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!
Students Teach Grandparents Computer Science
Bay News 9 visited the Lower School to watch second graders coding alongside grandparents for National Computer Science Week.
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.