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Santa Clarita, CA
Students enrolled: 129

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16530 Lost Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91387

(661) 298-2127
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Grateful to: Student
November 17, 2015
My best friend, I want to really say thanks for everything. Without her, I would not make it though school.

- submitted by a student
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
November 17, 2015
All the teachers are nice and they treat us with respect. Whether strict or loose, they make sure we get our work done.

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Don't know
November 17, 2015
Some classmates think there is too much. Others don't really care about the amount, just if we can finish it.

- submitted by a student
Develops grit: Strongly agree
November 17, 2015
Everybody works hard in my class and a lot of people get As in a lot of subjects. Our school motto is, "We work hard we play hard."

- submitted by a student
Develops respect: Agree
November 17, 2015
Everyone has an ego and some pride in work and in their personal selves, good job classmates.

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Neutral
November 17, 2015
Again some negativity in students and not much compassion and caring, but there definitely is some of each quality in each class.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Neutral
November 17, 2015
There is some goofing off with the boys and there is some negativity in students.

- submitted by a student

November 17, 2015
It is a small and cozy school, but the classes are not challenging for me.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2015
Great teachers and families, small class sizes. Be very careful sending your children here - this school is for profit. As soon as the owner isnt making enough money they will close your school. Lancaster kids were all displaced this year with not even a blink of an eye by the family that owns the school. Enjoy the small class sizes, just dont trust the school administration!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2014
Hi, I'm a former student who went here pretty much my whole life up until 5th grade. This school was very good, the students were kind and the teachers were amazing. Although, academics are a little more behind than other schools. But, they definitely have a very good music program. Ms.Robin is an amazing teacher, and so is Ms.Orland, the math teacher. They also do a lot to get students ready for middle school. In 5th grade, you rotate classes and have mid-terms and finals. The sports programs are great as well (GO BULLDOGS!). The sports teams and PE programs are fitted to everyone, even the not-so-athletic type (me included). I love this school so much and wish I could attend again!! :)

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2013
For Middle School, Ms.Orland and Mr.Waybright are phenomenal teachers who go above and beyond in instruction and teaching methods. I am amazed at how much personal time they both spend in helping srudents and creating very inventive teaching materials. Ms. Orland just gave up 2 1/2 hours of her personal time afterschool helping my child get caught up in understanding the material. I am amazed! Mr. Waybright has many enrichment offerings and weekend excursions to further material. Both are great in keeping parents involved and informed. Not all the teachers are that good (especially in comparison), but these two shine so bright that they alone have earned the school my five star rating.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2012
My daughter is returning to Pinecrest Canyon Country for eighth grade. Completed seventh grade last year. Motivated to work hard, given extra help with areas of study that were difficult to master. Other students were welcoming and friendly. She was comfortable and happy at Pinecrest. Excellent Campus Director: She addresses issues immediately and returns phone calls with information, promptly. Excellent Teachers: Small class sizes makes it possible for teachers to give each child alot of attention and a wonderful environment for learning. Encouragement to excel has brought out the hard worker ethic in my child and she was on Honor Roll each Quarter. Complimentary Shuttle service to Valencia Campus was useful and greatly appreciated. Superb Office Staff: Always pleasant on the phone and smiling when they greet you, in person. Use of Smart Tuition service helped with tuition fees by being able to make ten, monthly payments. Use of Jupiter for grades, ongoing updates and emails from staff kept me in touch with my daughter's progress. Very thankful to have found this school in time for Middle School. Only regret, they don't go through High School!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2011
My son is a middle-schooler at Pinecrest. The teachers and staff could not be better! They work with me to address his individual learning style and keep me updated on his progress. I've never experienced better parent-teacher communication!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
I have a son who has been at PineCrest from pre-school and has attended for 9 years and two different locations. The school has small class sizes, very good teachers and the curriculum is challenging. This last year, some of the other parents and students complained it was too hard. Every year it is and should be harder. If he is not challenged, he will get bored and lose interest. We send him there and pay for it becuase we want him to be challenged. He studies and works very hard at it and is consistenly in honor roll. I am very pleased with the results and we plan to send him on to college as a good student who understands what it takes. On an unpleasant note, a bully picked on him, the school was very ascertive and handled it promptly. The other child was suspended, kicked out next time.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
My daughter has been at Pinecrest for almost 2-years. We are very happy with the level of education she has received. She is almost one year older than another child in our circle of friends...who goes to a 'chanin day care' and our daughter was teaching her how to write her name last weekend! Our daughter is almost 4-years old and just started the Pre-K class. She is very bright but does require a bit of attention; I feel comfortable that she is receiving everything she needs and more from her school environment. There was a negative comment posted here about the quality of the teachers, that parent must not have spent much time talking with the teachers/staff; they are very patient, nurturaing and structured.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 27, 2009
My two girls have been attending pinecrest for about 8 months. I feel that its a grrat school my two year old is in the toddler room. And all I can say is that when I drop her off everyday I feel confedent that's she is well taken care of she has learned so much in the little time that she qahs attended school she talks in full sentences and can regonize her abc. My other daughter is 13 and the middle school is fantasic I see how much happier my daugther is in pinecrest than in public school she was becoming withdrawn and depressed in public school so I feel that not only does the school provide academic but aslo provides children with the attention that children need in there lifes. I would recommed this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2008
I can't complain at all. I have three kids in different schools and when we sit all together and I start to ask questions, surprisingly the one in 1st grade, is at the level, sometimes more knowledge in other areas than my other two kids in 3rd and 5th grade in public schools.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2007
We've been sending our son to Pinecrest Canyon Country since 2005 and have been please with the way the teachers participate and help out. The activites are wonderful. I love it when our Pre-K student comes home having learned spanish and history from around the world. It can be a bit expensive but it's worth the outcome.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2006
Our son has been attending Pinecrest Canyon Country since 2004. We have had such a positive experience with teachers, parents, and staff. The Toddler and Preschool programs are filled with an academic schedule, Spanish, music, arts, and extracurricular activities. We send our son to school knowing he is in the best learning and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2005
My daughter attended there for a brief period of time and I found the academics to be lacking and the teachers and apathetic group of people.

- submitted by a teacher

March 26, 2004
Excellent school! Highly Academic, awesome teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Pinecrest Schools - Canyon Country
16530 Lost Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA  91387
(661) 298-2127
Last modified Pinecrest Schools - Canyon Country is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Pinecrest Schools - Canyon Country Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top