Pinewood provides students with the knowledge and support that empowers them to take charge of the college application process.

Students at Pinewood develop the self-understanding to seek and gain admission to colleges where they will flourish academically and socially. Our comprehensive College Counseling Program offers personalized guidance to each student throughout high school, and our office is a "one-stop-shop" for researching and applying to college. We emphasize student ownership in their college search and believe they should be fully engaged in the process. As we help our students identify the colleges that will best fit their personal interests, values, talents and goals, we find that they often seek environments that reflect what they value at Pinewood: close relationships with faculty; challenging academics; and active, friendly communities.

Our approach empowers students to reflect on their unique attributes and aspirations to find the best fit. 100% of Pinewood graduates are accepted to and matriculate to colleges and universities. But how do we measure success? Smiling students sharing how happy they are with their new school and community.


Our Process

Inside, discover The Path of the Panther — a spotlight on seven Pinewood seniors from the Class of 2023. Witness their journeys, powered by Pinewood's dedication to helping each student find their perfect fit.


Looking to the Future

"Our student-centered approach empowers students to reflect on their talents, interests, goals, values, and aspirations in search of the right fit."
– Marvin Coote, Director of College Counseling


Pinewood parents can access helpful college admissions tools and resources here.

College Counseling Resources

Marvin Coote

Director of College Counseling

Carolyn Siegel

Associate Director of College Counseling