Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

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.

Shorecrest offers a variety of experiences

Independence in the Truest Sense of the Word

Private schools are governed by a Board of Trustees and not a public school board. They are free to create educational experiences that meet each child’s needs, free from government mandates on curriculum, textbooks and testing. Shorecrest supports its students through the challenges of the school year with one-on-one attention from dedicated faculty, with robust services like The Learning Center and the College Center, and with the most advanced educational technology.


Mission Based Education

In addition to academics, independent schools also nurture students’ personal and social growth and civic conscience. Outside the classroom, students participate in school-sponsored athletic competitions, artistic pursuits, and leadership experiences. It is part of the mission of Shorecrest to create a learning environment where innovation and risk-taking are encouraged. Where mutual respect is practiced in order that students and teachers can benefit from collaborative work. We support all members of our community in the positive development of intellectual, social, emotional and physical abilities and believe that high expectations lead to the best results.


An Engaged Community

There is something to the idea of buying into an independent school. Every school works better when the students, their teachers and caregivers are all working toward a common goal, and at an independent school the members of the community have actively chosen to be part of an education at that particular school. As a parent, you have an important stake in supporting the school and can actively engage in your student’s education. The staff and teachers at a school like Shorecrest understand that this builds and enhances the school community, and they want and value your participation. It’s hard to imagine a more powerful team than school and parents working together to enrich student experiences.

To learn more about what makes Shorecrest an ideal learning environment, visit us! We'd love to welcome you to an Open House, community event, or private tour. 

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Topics: Private School, Financial Aid, Indpendent Schools