Second graders collaborate to write and animate original stories
A Rich Legacy of Excellence
The arts hold a special place at Pinewood. Our founder, Gwen Riches, started Pinewood as an after-school arts program. As her students learned to see their world from new angles—by performing, singing, and dancing on stage, as well as by painting, drawing, and sculpting—their performance improved in all areas of their education.
Today, on every Pinewood campus, Gwen Riches’ philosophy shines through more vibrantly than ever. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grade study drama, take part in plays and musicals, and learn a variety of increasingly complex visual arts techniques. The results speak volumes. Our students express themselves confidently, respectfully, and vividly, not only with their peers, but with adults. This ability gives them a huge advantage when they enter college—and for the rest of their lives.
First and oldest underclassmen a cappella group visits Pinewood.
Pinewood student performs at Carnegie Hall.
Our talented students have us all dancing the Charleston!
As the lights go up, a flurry of red fabric swirls onstage. A chandelier overhead illuminates the clear pool below as the actresses arrive, lower their feet into the water, and begin to speak.