Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

"Why Shorecrest?"

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Oct 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

From tuition to curriculum there are so many things to consider when choosing a school. Once you have decided where your children will get the best experience, you may find yourself trying to articulate precisely what drew you in.

  • Was it the studies and activities students were engaged in when you visited?
  • Was it the feeling the school gave you about what your child’s future might be?
  • Was it that the people connected to the school were impressive people?

Only the people who have experienced a school can tell you what it really did for them. Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida, is proud of its students, alumni and parent community. Our Mission to create lifelong learners, who maintain standards of excellence and serve others is being achieved on a daily basis. Take a look at what our community has to say:

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Topics: Community, Student and Faculty Perspectives, shorecrest, st petersburg, pinellas, relocating, Inside Shorecrest, Parenting, Insider, Private School

The Value of Investing in a Private School Education

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Sep 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Parents today have myriad options for educating their children. Choosing the right school involves considering a number of factors relative to each student’s academic temperament. Considerations for parents include the quality of education, class size, social environment and cost. Independent schools come with unique costs, such as tuition, books, supplies and uniforms, and they offer unique benefits that easily outweigh their cost. Schools like Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida, offer an experience that cannot be matched.

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Topics: Indpendent Schools, Private School, Financial Aid

Choosing Community at Shorecrest

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Aug 22, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Making a School Choice     

The sound of children working intently, their laughter on the playground, their happy voices in conversation at lunch, the sight of a teacher helping a student one on one: these are things we all think of, when we think of school. Finding a learning environment where your child is engaged in their studies and surrounded by supportive adults and peers is important to every parent.  Choosing among Tampa Bay’s myriad options can be overwhelming. According to, independent schools like Shorecrest Preparatory School, serve almost 20,000 students in Pinellas County.

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Topics: Indpendent Schools, Core Values, culture, st petersburg, pinellas, relocating, tampa bay, Inside Shorecrest, Private School, Rankings

What to Expect at an Independent School Open House

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Nov 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Open House events are easy, low-commitment ways to get a glimpse of a school community. While websites, social media, and print materials all help tell a school’s story, most parents will say that they knew a school was ‘The One’ when they stepped onto the campus.

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Topics: Private School

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Independent School

Posted by Brian Steele on Nov 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When choosing an independent school, there are a number of factors that a parent must take into consideration. As an Admissions Officer, the top four elements of fit that I see most often are: Educational Fit, Safe Environment, Geographical Location, and Value of Education. 

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Topics: Private School