Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Our Image of A Child

Posted by Lisa Bianco on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When I vacation with my daughter, Mila, I always look for a local playground. Although she is a good travel buddy, I know my child can only take so much of being a tourist. Watching her play in a group of children, I often find myself reflecting on her childhood and education. My role as Head of the Experiential and Lower Schools for Shorecrest puts me in a unique position to consider how our image of a child informs what we, as parents and faculty look for in a school.

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Topics: Student and Faculty Perspectives, Elementary School, design thinking, Arts in Schools, culture

Progressive Education in the Community and the Classroom

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Feb 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

At Shorecrest, progressive education is not kept behind classroom doors, but something that is shared with the greater community. One could see a prime example on Saturday, January 27, as the School hosted the 3rd annual St. Pete STEAMfest. The outdoor, educational festival is centered on the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Over 1,000 students and families from all over the Tampa Bay Area experienced more than 40 exhibits and activities at the free admission event. There were robotics demonstrations, arts and crafts, design activities and engineering challenges. Local research and educational centers including Busch Gardens, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), Great Explorations, iD Tech, and Mathnasium hosted exhibits.

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Topics: STEAM, Arts in Schools, traditions, Current Events, st petersburg, Elementary Education, Preschool, innovation in schools, Student and Faculty Perspectives

Empathy, Compassion and Art

Posted by Aaron Sober on Oct 7, 2016 12:30:37 PM

I want you to look round the room. Look at the people sitting to the right of you. Look at the people to the left. Take a second to see the people in the row in front of you. Locate a few teachers and take a look at them, too. Take notice of your surroundings.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Arts in Schools, Core Values, Student and Faculty Perspectives