Admissions at Pinewood

Admissions

A Place Like No Other

Families come to Pinewood for many reasons—dynamic, expert teachers; top-flight academic programs; our commitment to fostering confident self-expression; the wide range of sports and activities we offer; our community’s timeless core values. But as students and parents soon discover, all these benefits work in concert to make Pinewood a place like no other.

Visit any of our three campuses, and you will immediately sense the exuberance, kindness, and intelligence that our teachers and students inspire in each other every day. Together we create a transformative environment of high expectations, energetic self-­expression, and warm encouragement. Quite simply, we love it here, and we believe you will too.

We look forward to sharing the Pinewood experience with you.

ESMIPinewood Class of 2020

Key Admissions Dates

January 15
Online application deadline for all grades

February 1
Application materials due (recommendation forms, transcripts of last two years for grades 1-12)

February 3
ISEE Testing at Pinewood's Upper Campus, 7:45 am - 11:15 am
Testing Information

March 1
- Grades K-4 Admissions test results due
- Grades 5-12 SSAT or ISEE results due
Testing Information

March 15 @ noon
Decision notifications emailed

March 23 by 10:00 am
Enrollment agreements due

Admissions Inquiries

Admissions K-6
Email | 650-209-3020

Admissions 7-12
Email | 650-209-3060

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.

Student Athlete Spotlight | Jaeden Bailey '18

Pinewood's Student Athlete Spotlight recognizes a student who: competes at a high level during both games and practices, is a supportive and uplifting teammate, shows leadership on and off the playing field/court, holds high academic standings, and is well-rounded outside of the athletics program.