Shorecrest Launches Post-Graduate / Gap Year Program

Ranked among the Top 10 Best College Prep Schools in the State of Florida, Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida is proud to announce the launch of its Post-Graduate / Gap Year Program (PG Program). Designed for high school graduates looking to better prepare themselves for... - April 22, 2021

Shorecrest Seniors Hailey Levitz and Evan Hoefer Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations

Hailey Levitz ‘21 and Evan Hoefer ‘21, both graduating seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School, have been named candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The United States Presidential Scholar program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to... - February 27, 2021

Shorecrest Semifinalists Advance in National Merit Competition

Shorecrest seniors Jonathan Currie, Hailey Levitz and Leddon Zwack have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. About 1.5 million juniors in... - February 27, 2021

Shorecrest’s Evan Hoefer ‘21 Earns National Performing Arts Award from YoungArts

Shorecrest senior Evan Hoefer ‘21 has been named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Award winner for his exceptional achievement in Theater. As a YoungArts finalist, Evan is eligible to be nominated to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the highest honors given high school seniors bestowed by the President of the United States. - December 13, 2020

Shorecrest Alumnus Jackson Willis ‘15 Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England—ranked the #1 university in the world in some global rankings—and may allow funding in some instances for four years. - December 03, 2020

Shorecrest Thespians Nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

The Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts performance of "The Crucible" was adjudicated by the 2019-2020 Broadway Star of the Future Team sponsored by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Its cast was honored with nominees, including: Eric Jacobson ‘21 (John Proctor), Best Outstanding Actor in a Play; Shannon Wright ‘20 (Abigail Williams), Best Outstanding Actress in a Play; and Evan Hoefer ‘21 (Reverend John Hale), Best Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play. - March 06, 2020

Shorecrest Shines at Broadway Star of the Future Awards

The Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts production of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" was named Outstanding Musical at the 2019 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase on June 2. Its cast and directors took home numerous additional honors, including a Best Actress win for... - June 09, 2019

Nancy Spencer Named Shorecrest Head of School

The Shorecrest Preparatory School Board of Trustees has appointed Nancy L. Spencer as its Head of School effective July 1, 2020. Spencer will succeed current Head of School Mike Murphy, who announced earlier this year that he would retire after a 14-year tenure, at the end of the 2019-2020 school... - May 25, 2019

Shorecrest Graduates Achieve Top College Placement

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Shorecrest Preparatory School held its Commencement Ceremony for the 72-member Class of 2019 to Matriculate to 43 Colleges & Universities. - May 23, 2019

Shorecrest Announces Record-Breaking Philanthropic Gift

Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce it has received an anonymous $2 million gift to the Transform Campaign. The gift is the single largest in the school's 95+ year history and brings the total raised for Transform to more than $9 million. Transform is the final puzzle piece to the... - December 22, 2018

Shorecrest Designated as Apple Distinguished School

Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2018-2021. Shorecrest was awarded the distinction for its innovative teacher-leaders, its successful 1:1 iPad implementation, and the thoughtful integration of technology throughout its... - October 27, 2018

Shorecrest Students to Host "Civic Saturday" Community Event

On Saturday, September 29, a student-led Civic Saturday event. Civic Saturday is a national series of events meant to evoke community conversations around democracy, citizenship, and civic engagement. The event will run from 11:30am-12:45pm in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. - September 29, 2018

7 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Program

Shorecrest seniors RJ Ayers, Will Hess and Aidan Samuelson have been named 2019 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Ayers, Hess, and Samuelson are among the 10 students in the City of St. Petersburg to earn the honor. - September 27, 2018

Jack and Jill Inc. and Shorecrest Partner for 2nd Annual HBCU College Fair

The Suncoast Chapter Teens of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair from 1-3pm on Sunday, September 16 at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. The inaugural event featured college recruiters and... - August 10, 2018

Shorecrest Junior Selected as St. Petersburg Goodwill Ambassador to Takamatsu, Japan

Shorecrest junior Olivia Olson is one of three St. Petersburg area students selected to be a Goodwill Ambassador to Takamatsu, Japan on behalf of the City of St. Pete. - May 05, 2018

Shorecrest Closes Arts Week with "A Chorus Line"

PK-12 School Tradition Dedicates an Entire Week to Art Education. - April 20, 2018

Anthony McCall Named Athletic Director at Shorecrest

After an extensive national search, Anthony E. McCall, Sr. has been selected as Shorecrest's next Athletic Director. McCall, who currently serves as Athletic Director at Montgomery Academy (Montgomery, AL), will begin his duties on July 1, 2018. According to Shorecrest Headmaster Mike Murphy,... - April 04, 2018

Shorecrest Hosts 13th Annual Relay For Life Event

Shorecrest Preparatory School will host its 13th Annual Relay For Life event on Friday, April 6, 2018. Relay For Life brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honors survivors of all cancers, and raises money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. - March 30, 2018

5 Shorecrest Seniors Advance to National Merit Finalists

Shorecrest seniors Charity Chen, Mitchell Greene, Hunter Holland, Kyle Mullins and Sylvia Smith have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All five students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of... - February 22, 2018

Duo of Shorecrest Seniors Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nomination

Greene, Holland Recognized for Exceptional Performance on ACT/SAT - February 02, 2018

Shorecrest Teacher Renews National Board Certification

Sandra Janack, a fifth grade Social Studies teacher and Grade Level Dean at Shorecrest Preparatory School, is one of nearly 4,000 teachers across the United States to renew their certificate as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain... - December 20, 2017

Shorecrest Junior Walker Willis Earns National Scouting Conservation Award

Shorecrest junior Walker Willis has earned the prestigious Boy Scouts of America William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for his restoration and conservation project "The Native Classroom." The national award, known within Scouting as "an Olympic Medal Bestowed by the Earth," is a... - November 16, 2017

Indira Lakshmanan Kicks Off Willis Leadership Lecture

Indira Lakshmanan, Washington columnist for The Boston Globe and the Poynter Institute's Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics, kicks off the 2017-18 Willis Leadership Lecture at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She addresses the 9th-12th grade Shorecrest Upper School Monday, October 23 in her talk,... - October 20, 2017

Youth Leadership Pinellas Selects Shorecrest Junior Will Newton

Shorecrest junior Will Newton has been selected for the Youth Leadership Pinellas (YLP) Program for the 2017-18 school year. Founded in 1998, Youth Leadership Pinellas is a series of interactive days designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in... - October 05, 2017

10 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Shorecrest seniors Charity Chen, Mitchell Greene, Hunter Holland, Kyle Mullins and Sylvia Smith have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In addition, five seniors were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, scoring in the top 3% of approximately 1.6 million juniors: Samuel Benjamin, Adrianna Linn, Will Martin, Shannon O'Shea and Casey Reich. - September 28, 2017

Businessman, Author, and Advocate for the Disabled Joseph “JB” Bensmihen to Speak at Shorecrest October 10

Businessman, author, and advocate for the disabled Joseph “JB” Bensmihen will visit Shorecrest Preparatory School Tuesday, October 10 for a special community presentation. JB will share key takeaways from his new book “Taking Your Place at the Table.” The presentation begins at 10am in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. A book signing will immediately follow in the theatre lobby. - September 21, 2017

Tom Dillow Named Shorecrest Assistant Headmaster

Thomas J. Dillow has been named Assistant Headmaster of Shorecrest Preparatory School. Dillow has served Shorecrest as the Head of Upper School since 2012. He will continue to lead the 9th-12th grade Upper School in addition to his new role. In the Assistant Headmaster role, Dillow will support... - September 07, 2017

Shorecrest and Jack and Jill Inc. to Host HBCU College Fair Sunday, September 17

The Suncoast Chapter Teens of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, September 17 at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. This free community event will feature college recruiters... - August 30, 2017

Shorecrest Welcomes New Talent to Leadership Team; Danyali, Gillis, Fludd Join Shorecrest Administration

After extensive national searches, Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to welcome three new leaders to the administrative team. Dr. Sherri Danyali will assume the role of Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, Shorecrest’s 3, 4, and 5-year-old program. Michael Gillis joins the... - August 10, 2017

Art Education a Necessity, Not an Extra at Shorecrest

Known as “Celebrate the Arts,” the 2017 weeklong series of events runs from April 17-22 and features a teach-in with more than two dozen local artists, music and theatre performances, student artwork displayed throughout the school and juried in Middle and Upper School, and a campus exhibition of work by internationally recognized printmaker and graphic artist Barry Goodman. The week culminates with the Shorecrest spring musical production, “Les Misérables” with performances on April 20-22. - April 19, 2017

Shorecrest Thespians Perform “Les Misérables,” School Edition April 20-22

Following last spring’s sold-out production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” the talented Thespians of the Shorecrest Upper School performing arts program will present the Broadway classic “Les Misérables,” April 20, 21, and 22 in the Janet Root Theatre. - March 29, 2017

Shorecrest to Host Hybrid Learning Consortium Symposium

Shorecrest Preparatory School will host the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC) Symposium, April 5-7, on its campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Symposium is the annual conference of the HLC, a collective of nearly 30 independent schools in both the US and abroad that are dedicated to creating... - March 17, 2017

Shorecrest Students Embark on Annual Service Week

The entire 9th - 12th grade Shorecrest Upper School student body participates in Service Week, a 4-day learning experience in which students immerse themselves in service projects with non-profits and educational institutions. Together, the students and their teachers will complete more than 5,000 hours of service over the 4-day period. - March 15, 2017

Shorecrest Students Advance as National Merit Finalists

Shorecrest seniors Clay DiGiorgio, Max Kobernick, and Sara Springle have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. About 1.5 million juniors in... - March 12, 2017

The Experiential School at Shorecrest Awarded Nature Explore Classroom Certification

The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, the 3, 4, and 5-year-old program at Shorecrest Preparatory School, has earned national recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom. The certification comes from the Nature Explore program, a collaboration of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation... - March 01, 2017

Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates Innovation in Education at Shorecrest

Shorecrest Opens New Innovation & Design Studio. - February 12, 2017

St. Pete STEAMfest Welcomes Record Crowd

2nd Annual Event Engages more than 400 Families in STEAM Activities. - February 12, 2017

Shorecrest Receives Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant from SAIS

Shorecrest Preparatory School has been awarded a Stephen P. Robinson Collaboration Grant from the Southern Association of Independent School (SAIS). The grant of $5,000 will fund the launch of the Center for Service Learning Leadership (CSLL), a professional development institute for independent... - February 11, 2017

Safely Dispose of Old Technology with eSmart Recycling and Shorecrest

Shorecrest Tech Recycling Drive to Fund Tech Incubator at Academy Prep through eSmart Recycling's One Million Laptops Campaign January 4-February 4 - January 08, 2017

Shorecrest Welcomes Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture

The City of St. Petersburg will soon welcome the inaugural Et Cultura festival, a 5-day, multi-event celebration of creative culture. Modeled after the iconic South by Southwest festival held in Austin, TX, St. Pete’s Et Cultura brings film, music, art, makers and innovators together for five... - November 09, 2016

Shorecrest Named Apple Distinguished School

Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased ​to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016–2018 for its innovative teacher-leaders, its successful 1:1 iPad Program implementation, and the thoughtful integration of technology throughout its PK-12... - October 14, 2016

Shorecrest Prep Goes “Into the Woods”

A month before the show comes to the Straz in Tampa, see “Into the Woods” in St. Petersburg for just $10 with the Shorecrest Upper School’s Broadway-style production. Showtimes are at 7pm October 21 and 22 in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest Preparatory School. The cast... - October 12, 2016

Three Shorecrest Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Shorecrest seniors Clay DiGiorgio, Max Kobernick and Sara Springle have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The three Shorecrest seniors earned their semifinalist status with their exceptional scores on the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit... - September 18, 2016

Shorecrest Launches Center for Medical Sciences Offers High School Students In-Depth, Hands-on Medical Science Experience

Shorecrest Preparatory School announces the creation of The Center for Medical Sciences at Shorecrest, an in-depth applied sciences academic track for high school students. Through extensive coursework, laboratories with specialized equipment, guest experts, field experiences, and student-directed... - August 24, 2016

Shorecrest Class of 2016 Celebrates College Placement Success

Sunday, May 16, 2016 Shorecrest Preparatory School held its Commencement Ceremony for the 84-member Class of 2016. The students will matriculate to 51 colleges & universities in 18 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. 100% of Shorecrest seniors were accepted to college. - May 29, 2016

Leader of Shorecrest Basketball "Metamorphosis" Head Coach Daryl Blume Retires

Coach Blume Departs Shorecrest Basketball with 5 Graduating Senior Starters. - May 01, 2016

Shorecrest Awarded New Active Learning Classroom by Steelcase Education

Shorecrest Preparatory School has been selected to receive the installation of an active learning classroom through the Active Learning Center (ALC) program, a grant initiative in its second year founded by Steelcase Education. This program empowers educators to implement active learning strategies... - April 02, 2016

Shorecrest Theatre Presents "Phantom of the Opera" Theatrical Production the Highlight of School’s "Celebrate the Arts" Week

Known for producing theatre, movie and television stars, Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will showcase its newest cast of Broadway hopefuls in a mesmerizing production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Shows on April 14, 15, and 16 at 7pm at the school’s Janet Root Theatre. - March 30, 2016

Shorecrest Adds an “A” to STEM with “Celebrate the Arts”

Weeklong Celebration of Art April 11-16 Features Teach-in with Local Artists, Student Performances, Salvador Dali Exhibit and More - March 18, 2016

5,000 Hours of Service in Four Days - Shorecrest Prep High School Students Spend Entire Week in Service

For the seventh consecutive year, Shorecrest Preparatory School in Saint Petersburg, Florida, will send more than 300 high school students and 40 faculty members across Tampa Bay, the country and the world to perform Service Learning projects as a part of the school’s annual Service Week. - March 16, 2016

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