Upper Campus Athletics

Student Athlete SPOTLIGHT | JAEDEN BAILEY '18Upcoming Football Schedule >>

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.

Embracing Pinewood's value of providing limitless opportunities to our students, Pinewood Athletics offers a highly competitive sports program that welcomes all students to participate.

  • 85% of our junior high students are members of at least one team.
  • 70% of our high school student body participates in at least one competitive sports team.

Find game schedules, rosters, and coaching information here.

Upper Campus Teams

Upper Campus Athletics Fast Facts

Practice + Game Scheduling

Practice and game scheduling is a complicated endeavor that involves league facilities, inter-school communication, and other resource considerations. Junior High teams will meet three to four (3-4) times per week for practices and games. High School teams may meet up to six (6) times per week. Practice is mandatory; it is a time for the team to become a cohesive unit, and this is a valuable part of the program. Practice schedules are available well in advance, so families can schedule appointments, tutoring, etc. All game schedules are posted on the main athletic calendar and individual team pages.

Accountability

It is the responsibility of all players and parents to ensure that there is a full commitment to the team during the entire season. Communication is of the utmost importance when a practice or game commitment cannot be upheld.

Facilities

Most junior high and high school practices and home games take place in the Upper Campus gymnasium. In addition, some teams may also practice at Pinewood School’s Activity Center on Fabian Way in Palo Alto. Practice times and game schedules are dependent on availability of the facilities, which are split to serve both the high school and junior high teams. The Athletic Director will make schedules available as soon as they are determined.

League

Pinewood participates in the competitive West Bay Athletic League (WBAL). The league consists of thirteen private schools stretching from San Jose to San Francisco. Games are played both at home and away; home games are hosted at Pinewood School's Upper Campus.

Team Structure

At the junior high level, Pinewood typically fields one team per sport. Basketball and volleyball may have two teams depending on sign-ups; those teams will be delineated by skill, as A and B teams. Grade has very little bearing on an A or B team as athletes are placed in the best position to grow, improve, and play as much as possible.

High school varsity and JV teams are typically non-cut unless there are a large number of athletes signing on for the sport. In general, Pinewood tries to accommodate all interested students.

Coaches + Parent Volunteers

At the junior high level, we move away from parent coaches. We hire qualified coaches for each sport and let the parents spectate and cheer. Parent volunteers are still very much appreciated to help with transportation, team gatherings, and occasionally taking stats.

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.

Student Athlete Spotlight | Amelia Rowe '19

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.