Welcome!—from our family to yours.
Students, parents, and teachers say it all the time: Pinewood is a family. It’s an encouraging, supportive, safe community where students and teachers inspire the best in each other every day. And it’s no wonder. Our founders—my grandparents—Gwen and Vic Riches, started the school in the family home here in 1959. The pine grove they planted still thrives on Middle Campus, and gives our school its name.
Today, members of the extended Riches family, along with Pinewood’s outstanding faculty and staff, carry on our founders’ vision. Our program carefully balances academics, training in public speaking and the arts, physical education, and the practice of timeless moral values. And we’ve seen generations of our students grow into confident, thoughtful, expressive young adults, fully prepared for college and life beyond.
As a parent, I know you have many questions as you seek the best school experience for your child. Will the academic program challenge and motivate him? Will she have opportunities to discover where she excels and what kind of future she wants to create for herself? And most important— will my child love going to school here every day?
We invite your family to explore Pinewood, and find out if it feels like home to you—a place for your child to flourish. Our Pinewood family looks forward to meeting yours.
President, Pinewood School