August 15, 2007
I do not believe that the Greatschools rating adequately represents the quality of education kids receive at Pine Forest. It is true that PF takes the hard-core academic stuff more slowly (reading, writing, math) in the earlier grades, but if you look at the test scores, the PF kids 'catch up' to the higher rated schools by the older grades. And in the meantime, they have learned German, Suzuki violin, they've had art and music every day, Spanish twice a week, and the older kids I've met are well-rounded, delightful human beings who have developed a life-long love of learning. Class sizes are smaller, aides are in abundance, and kids are given the individual attention they need. The comments about the administration are definitely not true anymore. We currently have a very dedicated, forward thinking principal and some excellent, committed board members. We love this school.
- submitted by a parent