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Our three-campus K-12 school balances rigorous academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Pinewood is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. With state-of-the art updates, our facilities provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

That journey begins the moment you apply.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 academic year is at capacity. We are no longer accepting applications at this time.


A little more about our Application Process

Pinewood has four main entry points: Kindergarten, Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 9. Please begin the application process one year in advance of your anticipated start date. You may check the status of your application at any time through the MyPinewood button in the upper right-hand corner of our site.

Kindergarten

Dates + Deadlines
  • Applications are due by January 15, 2019.
  • One teacher recommendation is required by January 15, 2019.
  • Admissions decision notifications are sent March 15, 2019.
Evaluations
  • All Kindergarten evaluations will be scheduled by the admissions office after applicant successfully submits an application. Evaluations take place on February 9, 2019.
  • Sibling Kindergarten evaluations will take place on January 29-31, 2019.
Details

  • Your child must be 5-years-old by September 1, 2019 to enter.
  • The Kindergarten class is forty-three students divided into six groups of five to eight students per group.
  • Our campus tour is optional.

Grades 1-4

Dates + Deadlines
  • Applications are due by January 15, 2019.
  • Two teacher recommendations are required by January 15, 2019.
  • Academic transcripts are due January 26, 2019.
  • Admissions decision notifications will be sent on March 15, 2019.
Testing
  • Testing for all 1st- and 2nd-grade applicants will take place on February 6, 2019, from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm.
  • Testing for all 3rd- and 4th-grade applicants will take place on February 7, 2019, from 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm.
  • Pinewood will offer an ISEE testing event for Pinewood applicants only on February 3, 2019. The invitation code is available in the application portal. IISEE registration - Pinewood's school code is 051512.

Grade 4 Shadow Visit
  • Grade 4 Shadow Day will be scheduled through your online application.
  • Shadow day and interview are for Grade 4 only.
  • Our campus tour is optional.

Grades 5-12

Dates + Deadlines
  • Applications are due by January 15, 2019.
  • Two teacher recommendation forms (Current Math & English) are due January 15, 2019.
  • Academic transcripts due January 26, 2019.
  • ISEE or SSAT Test results must be received by February 15, 2019.
  • Admissions decision notifications will be sent on March 15th, 2019.
Testing

Pinewood School accepts the ISEE or the SSAT admissions tests. Applicants may take the ISEE or SSAT exam at any testing facility. For test dates, exam content, and additional registration information, please contact these agencies directly. Early registration is recommended as test sites fill up quickly.

Pinewood will offer an ISEE testing event for Pinewood applicants only on January 19, 2019. The invitation code is available in the application portal.

ISEE registration - Pinewood's school code is 051512.

SSAT registration - Pinewood's school code is 5805.

Pinewood does not host the SSAT; however, we accept the test for admissions.

Shadow Visit
  • The scheduling of your child's shadow visit is part of the application process. You can schedule your child's shadow visit after you have completed the student and demographic information sections of the online application.

Admissions Inquiries

Admissions K-6
Email | 650-209-3020

Admissions 7-12
Email | 650-209-3060

Moving On Up

Congratulations to our 2018 8th-grade graduates!