Academics

Inspiring the Best in Our Students

Pinewood offers a blend of classic and progressive education. The intentional, interactive, sequential process prepares students fully for their next stage in life—whether that’s first grade, college, or somewhere in between.

Through the five tenets of our founding philosophy — passionate expertise, confident self-expression, academic stamina, grounded core values, and supportive exploration — we instill curiosity, mastery, and independence. Our small class sizes enable our teachers to know every student as an individual, including the ways he or she learns best. While mastering class content and pursuing potential interests, students become more creative, passionate, well-rounded, self-motivated, ethical, and insightful. As they encounter challenges and take risks, students build tenacity and resilience, becoming confident leaders and contributors inside and outside of the classroom.

It’s no wonder that Pinewood students’ academic achievements match or exceed those of any school in the area. And with the guidance of our comprehensive, expert-­led college counseling program, our students go on to attend the finest colleges and universities in the nation.

VIKRAMPinewood Class of 2018

Allons au cinéma!

French language students attend French film screening in San Francisco.

Ms. Terri's Best Day Ever!

Beloved science teacher, Terri Sanislo, shares about the sunny day when a wild Great Blue Heron decided to visit her classroom.

Something's Fishy

First-grade students learn about our local underwater wildlife and how important each creature is to its ecosystem.