We Uphold a Rich Legacy of Excellence.

We encourage our students to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

Pinewood Voices

"For ten years, I have witnessed this magic: genuine care and concern by our inspired teachers that ultimately inspires students to reach their potential. It is an honor and a privilege to work with such a devoted staff."PINEWOOD Faculty member
"I don't think it would be possible for me to love a school more. This place has been life changing for my entire family. The dedication of the staff is incredible. Every day when I drop my kids off it feels so much more dear than simply taking them to school, it feels like I'm taking them to spend time with the rest of their family at their home away from home. My children thrive here. They are safe, nurtured, challenged and loved, and they feel it at Pinewood."PINEWOOD PARENT
“Our little girl entered high school at Pinewood shy and uncertain. Four years later, she emerged a young woman who knows herself as a scholar, an athlete, an actress, and a great friend. What a gift.” PARENT OF AN ALUMNA
“The teachers care so much! They've helped me grow into a great person because they push me to become better every day.” PINEWOOD STUDENT

Creating a Joyful Community

Passionate, accessible teachers and administrators partner with students and parents in the education journey.


AP and Honors Courses


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of 3rd- to 12th-grade students volunteer their time in community service


of Upper Campus students traveled abroad with Pinewood last spring break


Spirit Days spent celebrating Panther Pride each year

Pinewood School is a private school providing quality education to the Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale community.

Inspiring the Best in Our Students

Our graduates have gone on from our Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale community to continue their quality education at the following universities
  • Amherst
  • Boston
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard
  • Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Rhodes
  • SCAD
  • St. Johns College
  • Wake Forest
  • William and Mary
  • Yale

Empowering Students to Explore & Grow

Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills.


Our mission is to provide competitive opportunities that emphasize the lifelong values of sportsmanship, individual effort, teamwork, dedication, and integrity.

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Our students learn to see their world from new angles—by performing, singing, and dancing on stage, as well as by painting, drawing, and sculpting.

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We aim to enhance the way students learn, communicate, and connect with the world around them by promoting innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

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Student Life

No matter what endeavors our students choose to pursue, their experiences spark a journey of self-discovery that is never defined or restricted by labels.

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Our 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.

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Pinewood School is a private school providing quality education to the Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale community.