TUITION

Value Every Day

Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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.

“Pinewood is the best place to prepare young talent for the 21st century – to live, learn, and work.”
– Pinewood Parent



Grades K-6

$30,050

  • A non-refundable, tuition deposit of $2,500 is required of all new and returning students. The deposit amount will be credited against the annual tuition due.
  • The tuition above includes textbooks, workbooks, yearbooks, art supplies, day field trips, and special assemblies.

Other student expenses:

  • School lunches may be ordered through the Epicurean Group; this is an optional program. Payments are made directly to the vendor through an online system.
  • Overnight field trips (grades 4-12), although not mandatory, constitute a core part of the school program and are charged separately from tuition and any other fees. These amounts are announced each year, well in advance of the events.

Grades 7-8

$38,180

  • A non-refundable, tuition deposit of $2,500 is required of all new and returning students. The deposit amount will be credited against the annual tuition due.
  • The tuition above includes textbooks, workbooks, yearbooks, art supplies, day field trips, special assemblies, and iPads (grades 7-12) that are school property but taken home by the students.

Other student expenses:

  • School lunches may be ordered through the Epicurean Group; this is an optional program. Payments are made directly to the vendor through an online system.
  • Overnight field trips (grades 4-12), although not mandatory, constitute a core part of the school program and are charged separately from tuition and any other fees. These amounts are announced each year, well in advance of the events.

Grades 9-12

$39,700

  • A non-refundable, tuition deposit of $2,500 is required of all new and returning students. The deposit amount will be credited against the annual tuition due.
  • The tuition above includes textbooks, workbooks, yearbooks, art supplies, day field trips, special assemblies, and iPads (grades 7-12) that are school property but taken home by the students.

Other student expenses:

  • School lunches may be ordered through the Epicurean Group; this is an optional program. Payments are made directly to the vendor through an online system.
  • Overnight field trips (grades 4-12), although not mandatory, constitute a core part of the school program and are charged separately from tuition and any other fees. These amounts are announced each year, well in advance of the events.


Tuition Assistance for Students Enrolled in K-12

At Pinewood, we offer financial assistance for families who demonstrate financial need. While Pinewood’s financial aid budget is limited, we encourage families who need assistance to apply. The financial assistance process is separate from the admissions process and the two must be done during the admissions season if a family anticipates the need for aid. We use FAST, which is a third-party vendor to assist us with the online application and gathering the financial data which helps us determine how much assistance we can offer.

Financial Assistance Process
  1. Submit an application through FAST by January 15, 2019.
  2. Upload 2018 tax returns to your FAST application through the FAST website by March 1, 2019.
  3. The Financial Assistance Committee reviews the FAST report and notifies parents with the decision letter on March 15, 2019.

FAST Website
FAST Application Questions: 877-326-FAST

All information concerning financial aid is held in confidence by Pinewood School. Only the Financial Assistance Committee will review this information.


Annual Giving

Most independent schools, including Pinewood School, rely upon charitable gifts beyond tuition income to support school programs. The Annual Fund First campaign provides the resources that make the difference between a good education and a truly exceptional one, where innovative ideas for teaching and learning are not held back by operating budget constraints. Pinewood depends on the participation of our entire community to support the Annual Fund First Campaign. We invite you to make a gift this year and every year. Every gift, no matter the size, is important.

We Are Generous!

1st graders share how they are learning to practice generosity

Panthers Pursue Athletic Futures

Three Pinewood seniors – Hannah Jump, Klara Astrom, and Gabby Bromberg – have officially committed to play at the collegiate level.

Admissions Inquiries

Admissions K-6
Email | 650-209-3020

Admissions 7-12
Email | 650-209-3060