Why Pinewood?

We Uphold a Rich Legacy of Excellence

Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of character.

Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top- choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.


Accreditation, Affiliations, and Memberships

Bay Area Director of Admissions (BADA) | Common Ground Speaker Series member school (CGSS) | Director of Admissions for the South Bay and Peninsula (DASBP) | Independent School Business Officers Association (ISBOA) | National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) | National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) | Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) | Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

"This is an extraordinary school. From academics to values to arts to sports . . . truly a gem. The school is filled with excellent educators, administrators, and counselors dedicated to shaping bright futures for our kids. As parents, we couldn’t be more thrilled and we are truly grateful to be a part of the Pinewood family."
– Pinewood Parent

"When I talk to people about my life before college, the bonds I made at Pinewood are the central focus of my story. I miss Pinewood every single day and would do anything to come back for one more year, but I feel like I have brought it with me to college and for that, I am so grateful."
– Pinewood Alum, Class of 2017