July 16, 2013
What I love about Pinecrest...Small class size, 18-24 per class! The current director and teachers are passionate, diverse, and credentialed! Teachers work hard to address all learning needs and present lessons in a creative way. My kids loved the focus on engineering during the 2012-2013 year. Almost every week they designed and built a new project. Math, science, social studies, language arts, and PE are taught daily. Kids can swim for PE too!Art, computers, engineering, music, and Spanish are weekly. The extra enrichment classes are wonderful and include dance, karate, cooking, drama, robotics, sports, etc. With that said, no school is perfect. I think Pinecrest needs to continue to update their technology. They added some iPads this past year, but still need better computers in the computer room and classrooms. The main playground needs to have some grass for kids to run on. I would also love to see a mandatory study hall after school, so that when I pick my kids up at 5:30 they have their homework done! Even with these issues, I can't think of another school that offers what Pinecrest does. Overall we have been extremely satisfied and my kids absolutely love it!
- submitted by a parent