Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

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.

Independent school open houses allow a family to begin to get to know curricula, faculty, facilities, programs and teaching methodology at the school. At the Open House at Shorecrest, guests will also meet current parents and students and have the opportunity to ask the Admissions Office team any questions about the application process, deadlines, and more.

After attending an Open House, if you want to learn more, you may schedule a personal tour with an admissions officer. Each personal tour at Shorecrest is tailored for a student’s or family’s interests and allows families to see the classrooms in action.


But I’ve already toured - should I still attend?

If you’ve already had a personal tour at your target independent school or schools, attending an Open House allows you to meet more community members, which helps to evaluate overall fit. Since you’ll be with a group of prospective parents, it can be helpful to hear their questions of Admissions Officers or student panelists - maybe they ask something you didn’t know you wanted to know!

Shorecrest Open House - private school St Petersburg, FL

What to expect at a Shorecrest Open House

An Open House at Shorecrest allows you to meet administration, faculty, parents and students. You’ll get a feel of the school environment, the inspirational atmosphere and learn about our Project Based curriculum. You’ll be able to tour the Innovation & Design Studio and Makerspace, hear about our new Center for Medical Science, learn about the school’s recent Apple Distinguished School distinction, and so much more. In addition to educating parents on the Shorecrest difference, the Open House is a time when students of all ages can engage with Shorecrest faculty through hands-on activities in the campus Makerspace.


Interested in finding out more about Shorecrest Preparatory School? 

Visit Our Campus


Topics: Private School