Mission + Values

This is Who We Are

Mission Statement

Pinewood students grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top‐choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.

At Pinewood, we shape our students' growth through a more intentional way of learning:

Ensuring all students learn from passionate experts

so that they delve far deeper than textbook coverage, inspired by the enthusiasm and leadership of educators who have achieved mastery in their fields

Creating a disciplined yet joyful culture of public self‐expression

by teaching presentation skills onstage and in the classroom, helping students blossom into dynamic, self‐confident communicators

Upholding high academic expectations

to build the kind of academic stamina that leads students to think critically and engage actively in their studies

Setting grounded examples for upstanding behavior

so that the core values of our school family—respect, service, honesty, kindness, citizenship—inspire our students to make good choices in all their endeavors

Leading students through a proven curriculum that fosters creativity, passion for learning, and further exploration

while allowing students to uncover new talents and investigate their potential in a supportive environment that unleashes possibilities


The WISCRs summarize the expected learning outcomes for all our students and integrate Pinewood’s goals and objectives into the daily classroom environment.

Through curricular and extracurricular programs, Pinewood students will be:

Well-rounded individuals who:
  • explore their strengths through participation in activities that interest them
  • embrace new academic and extracurricular challenges
  • honor their own individuality and respect the uniqueness of others
  • collaborate effectively across disciplines
  • work productively in a group setting, whether as leaders or contributors
  • become lifelong learners who continue their education in college and beyond
Insightful and critical thinkers who:
  • acquire, analyze, and apply information
  • develop innovative ideas to evaluate, clarify, and solve problems
  • maximize awareness of personal learning styles to fulfill academic potential
  • effectively and creatively utilize available resources and technologies
  • listen and read actively, respectfully, and critically
Self-motivated individuals who:
  • assume responsibility with confidence
  • set high goals and standards
  • explore their interests and cultivate their passions
  • assess their progress on a continual basis, modifying practices as needed
  • take risks, see failure as opportunity, and work through challenges with tenacity
Clear communicators who:
  • speak effectively in a variety of formats and venues
  • incorporate a variety of communication techniques and technologies
  • organize and present ideas in a logical and well-prepared manner
  • demonstrate appropriate written and verbal skills
  • understand, observe, and utilize proper social skills in real and virtual environments
Respectful individuals of character who:
  • understand and value personal differences
  • honor the rights of others to hold differing opinions
  • demonstrate integrity and accept responsibility for their actions both in the real world and online
  • listen to and consider constructive suggestions
  • promote kindness, compassion, and strength of character
  • resolve conflicts in a productive and mature manner

21st Century Learning at Pinewood

At Pinewood, we empower students to embrace and navigate the challenges faced in the technologically advanced, globally connected society of the 21st Century. Our curriculum includes a full breadth of college preparatory courses, and our extra-curricular offerings are extensive. 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. Our goal is for them to communicate with clarity and sensitivity, ultimately demonstrating cross-cultural awareness, understanding, and compassion. As Pinewood students are cultivating the ability to think deeply, read closely, speak confidently, and collaborate effectively across disciplines, they are also learning to use technology responsibly and innovatively. Master teachers foster all of these traits and abilities through state-of-the-art teaching techniques and technologies, high expectations, and consistent feedback. Above all, Pinewood teachers treat students with care and respect, nurturing their social, emotional, and physical well-being along with their academic growth.

Our Board of Directors

The members of Pinewood’s Board of Directors have given a lifetime of dedication to the school. They are committed to the integrity of the past, the stability of the present, and the viability of the future. The core values and responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • offer a strong curriculum that prepares students to succeed at universities, colleges, and in their chosen profession.
  • build a foundation of values, attitudes, knowledge, and habits that maximize personal potential and fulfillment.
  • provide an atmosphere of dignity, character, wholesomeness, and respect.
  • maintain a strong financial base and sound financial leadership.

“Pinewood is an exemplary school where hard work, kindness, and respect are the core values. This has made a difference in our lives.”
– Pinewood Parent