Shorecrest Preparatory School

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Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
Type Private
Established 1923
Headmaster Mike Murphy
Staff 100
Age range 3-18
Enrollment 975
Campus Suburban
Campus size 28 Acres
Slogan Be More
Mascot Sparky the Lightning Bolt
Average SAT scores Writing: 605 Total: 1828

Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 1923, it is the oldest independent day school in the state of Florida. A PK-12 institution, it serves St. Petersburg as well as the greater Tampa Bay area. The campus is on 28 acres located in St. Petersburg. Shorecrest hosts the Chargers, the school's teams, for all sports. 100% of Shorecrest seniors are accepted to college.[1]

The school is a part of the Hybrid Learning Consortium.[2] An online program offering a variety of courses to students around the world. Shorecrest was also recognized by Apple as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2018, for the integration of technology throughout the curriculum. Grades 5-12 have a 1:1 iPad program.[3]


All grade levels at Shorecrest support local, national and international service organizations. The school’s commitment to community service is facilitated through a full-time Director of Service Learning, who connects students with on- and off-campus service opportunities and outside organizations, and works with faculty and parent volunteers to plan and implement a year-round Service Learning program.


Shorecrest's High School sports generally consist of a Varsity and Junior Varsity team. As for the middle school, there is normally only one team for grades 6-8, however for more competitive sports, there may be a "Gold" and "Green" team. The sports with Gold and Green teams have less experienced athletes on the more developmental Gold team, and have more experienced athletes on the competitive Green team.

The following sports are available to boys at Shorecrest:[4]

Fall Winter Spring
Bowling (V) Basketball (MS, JV, V) Tennis (JV, V)
Cross Country (V) Cheerleading (Competitive) Track and Field (MS, V)
Volleyball (MS, JV,V) Soccer (MS, JV, V) Baseball (MS, JV, V)
Football (MS, V) Softball (MS, V)
Golf (MS, V)
Sailing (V)
Swim and Dive (V)

The following sports are available to girls at Shorecrest:

Fall Winter Spring
Bowling (V) Basketball (MS, JV, V) Baseball (MS, JV, V)
Volleyball (MS, JV,V) Cheerleading (Competitive) Tennis (JV, V)
Cross Country (V) Soccer (MS, V) Softball (MS, V)
Football (MS, V) Track and Field (MS, V)
Golf (MS, V)
Sailing (V)
Swim and Dive (V)


The Upper School has over thirty visual and performing art courses. Shorecrest's Thespian Troupe 3140 has garnered many top honors at both the District and State levels, including presenting one-acts and mainstage productions at the Florida State Thespian Festival in 2014 and 2015.[5]

Accreditation and Memberships[edit]

Shorecrest Preparatory School is accredited or a member of the following organizations:[6]


  • Patrick Wilson '91; American stage, musical theatre, film and television actor[7]
  • Betsy Thomas Rook '76; author of My Grandmother was from Wales and Senator 1876-1965: The Life and Career of Elmer Thomas.[8]
  • Monica Raymund '04 won the 2013 Imagen Award for Best Actress in Television. Starred in "Lie To Me" and "Chicago Fire".
  • The 2015-16 Shorecrest Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award went to Dr. Michael Ison '89, a physician working in transplants and infectious diseases at Northwestern University in Chicago.


  1. ^ "Shorecrest Preparatory School | Shorecrest College Counseling". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Home2". Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Shorecrest Named Apple Distinguished School". Shorecrest Preparatory School. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Shorecrest Preparatory School | Shorecrest Prep Charger Athletic Teams". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Shorecrest Prep Thespians Rake in State Awards". Tampa Bay News Wire. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Shorecrest is an independent, coed, college preparatory school in Florida". Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  7. ^ "Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award". Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Catching Up With Betsy Thomas Rook". Shorecrest Preparatory School. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 

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Coordinates: 27°49′10″N 82°38′03″W / 27.819338°N 82.634211°W / 27.819338; -82.634211