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

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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.

A Day on the Farm

Our 2nd graders visited Ardenwood Historic Farm, where they learned about the Victorian farm and home life of the Patterson family from the 1800s.

Robust Enrichment + Rigorous Academics | True to Our Roots

Considering our strong foundation, 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.