Our 6th graders ventured to the Marine Science Institute in Redwood City for the Canoes in Sloughs field trip, where they learned paddling techniques, canoe safety, and did chemistry experiments on the water quality.
Mission + Values
At Pinewood, we shape our students' growth through a more intentional way of learning:
- Ensuring all students learn from passionate experts
- Creating a disciplined yet joyful culture of public self‐expression
- Upholding high academic expectations
- Setting grounded examples for upstanding behavior
- Leading students through a proven curriculum that fosters creativity, passion for learning, and further exploration
Through this more intentional way of learning, Pinewood students grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top‐choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.
Expectations + Values
We are committed to the intellectual development of our students and assume that students who come to Pinewood care about learning and are eager to participate actively in their education. “Pinewood is the Difference” and we take pride in making this a reality.
Pinewood values the strengths and rich content of a classical education. Students master the foundational knowledge essential for developing higher level thinking skills (creativity, analysis, critical thinking).
Pinewood students realize that confidence is the willingness to attempt a difficult task no matter what the outcome and, therefore, are not afraid to try new challenges. They increase their academic stamina as they experience the rewards of tenacity and focus.
Grades K-6 Expectations + Values
Our Lower Campus and Middle Campus students (K-6) are committed to:
- treating fellow students and teachers with kindness and respect.
- taking responsibility for their personal actions.
- being honest at all times.
- using uplifting language.
- putting forth a best effort.
Grades 7-12 Expectations + Values
- Our Upper Campus students pursue and embrace the acronym WISCR (a reference to the Pinewood Panther mascot). The WISCRs summarize the expected learning outcomes for all our students and integrate Pinewood’s goals and objectives into the daily classroom environment.
- All prospective students seeking admission to Pinewood School’s Upper Campus are asked to read and sign the following statement acknowledging their acceptance and support of our standards of behavior: Statement of Mutual Goals and Standards.