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Pine Crest School at Boca Raton

Private | PK-8

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

We chose Pine Crest school for our kids based on its stellar Academic Program, particularly exceptional math and sciences curriculum. Little did we know, that it also happened to be a very warm, welcoming, nurturing place, that became a second home for our entire family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

There seems to be some new faces on the security during the daytime. I feel like things are not being run as properly as they use to and being done as thoroughly as it use to. I'm losing confidence and safe in the school I do not like the direction we're going in this is the safety and security for my children if we cannot have a stable atmosphere and security how are we supposed to control the environment that affects them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Pine Crest School is extraordinary and we are so fortunate to be able to have our son attend this school. I see that he is being challenged academically and athletically. It is obvious the curriculum is designed to challenge young people who are dedicated to becoming the best they can be - this school brings out the talent in our children. Pine Crest offers their students an opportunity to achieve beyond where they think they can go. Pine Crest nurtures their growth with rigorous academics and teaching methodologies that are based upon current research. I would absolutely recommend Pine Crest School to family and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

It has been an experience that far exceeded our expectations. From Faculty to Curriculum to school leadership, it's the standard that all schools should be measured by. The academics are rigorous and the teachers are dedicated. Also, there are numerous extra curricular activities. PIne Crest is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Everyday I think about what a gift I am giving my children. The teachers, administrators faculty and staff cannot be beat. They are fantastic educators and extremely accessible. If a child is having difficulty in a subject area there are hours before and after school so that they can go for extra help. The school cultivates children's strengths no matter what they are. I love that they bring out the best in every child! The offerings for enrichment classes are endless and the facilities are pristine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

This school does not have much to offer. I sent my daughter to Pine Crest starting in Kindergarten all the way through eighth grade before moving her out, but I wish I had acted sooner. The school is all about money and left her with a few "gaps" in education once she switched over. Most of the students are all about how much money you have, and your child will be treated differently if you are not wealthy and donating to the school constantly. My daughter began to seem more materialistic especially in her later years, but that changed once she was removed from that environment. If you have the option, look for another private prep school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

i went here for a year so far i just moved to boca from ny and this school comfort me so much the teachers and students were nice and respectful, clean school too


Posted May 8, 2012

Pine Crest school has one of the best college placement records in the country. Period. Both of my children are thriving. Reading some of the comments below makes it abundantly clear that the school is not for everyone. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers expect their students to achieve. My 4th grader is reading at a 12 th grade level, plays 2 instruments and 2 sports. Not surprisingly, parents of Pine Crest students tend to also be high achievers and financially successful. We all want the best for our children. PineCrest is undoubtably the best school in Boca Raton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

The school has been ok for the nine years that I was there, but the academics are not what they are hyped up to be. Public schools are doing the exact same things that Pine Crest calls advanced, and the kids are all about the money. The a lot of the teachers are mean and only want to get out as soon as possible. Everything has to do with social status in that school, and I am very happy that I am not continuing on to Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale.


Posted January 14, 2012

Cannot say enough good things about this school. The excellent teachers, the challenging academics, the approachable administrators, the varied extra-curricular offerings all combine to make this a wonderful and enriching educational experience for any student lucky enough to be there. I was dismayed to read the reviews claiming that it was all about donors, money and flash. This was not our experience at all. Any private school in Boca Raton will have its share of inappropriate displays of wealth by its families but for every student like that there are a hundredfold more who are grounded kids sent there by reality-based working parents who only want an excellent education for their children. Pine Crest also does a wonderful job of building character along with the great academics. My children have been there since Kindergarten and are now in Middle School. It has been a wonderful experience for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Overrated. School is always looking for $$$$$. Academics are inconsistent and class sizes are larger than a public school. This isn't your parent's Pine Crest. Big donor's kids get mysterious grade adjustments.... The culture is all about the money and success at all costs regardless of the consequences. Madoff would be proud. Will move my son after this year to another private school or public school. He is doing fine academically, but the school is just empty calories and mean spirited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

The school is all about your car, clothes, money, and 'status'. That's the message. If this environment suits you, than you will love it. My daughter was a straight A student, but the message is just too superficial. The constant requests for donor $$$$ was also a bit much. The class sizes are bigger than public schools in many cases. Money talks here....if that's your value system...than this is the school for you.
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Posted September 24, 2009

I have been a pinecrest parent since 1989. I have found this school to be exceptional. I have a daughter who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with honors and I have two younger children presently in attendance. I now have a 4 year old that we are testing for admission to Pine Crest. We have never been happier with their education. It does test the children to their greatest potential scholastically and at the same time they have one of the best music programs in the state. Their athletic program is exceptional giving anyone who wishes to play a sport, a spot on a team.
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Posted February 25, 2009

Great School my four children went here pk-12 and one is at harvard, two are premed at MIT, and the other is at NYU studying accounting! The campus is beatiful. This is the best school if your kid is good enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

An amazing school if academics is your priority. Great teachers, and a wonderful enviornment for children.
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Posted October 26, 2008

Great School. A model of how great school should be run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

School rides on reputation. There are too many children in each classroom. Inconsistencies exist within each grade with teaching methods and performance. It is certainly a good school for Florida but not exceptional in many ways.


Posted April 21, 2007

I am curently a student at Pine Crest. I have a lot of friends. Also when I dont get something in class, teachers explain again in a way that maybe I would get the 2nd time. I recomened this school for pre-k-8th grade. I started in pre-k and have had a great experience!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2007

I am currently an eighth grader at pine crest school Boca Raton. I have been going there since kindergarten. I am Asian and I love it there. They have so many clubs and performing arts activities to choose from. The Dance program is amazing too. I would recommend this school for any child who is up for the challenge.Also there is a lot of opportunities for parent involvement,especially in the lower grades. They also provide finicial aid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2007

My daughters both attended Pine Crest for two years, and couldn't take the lack of compassion that most students exhibited. It seems the parents only concern is what the children are driving and the latest fashions. That is the extent of parent evolvement. The teachers try but it is really the parents and bank accounts that drive this school. If you want your child to grow up respecting cultural differences and with self expression, Pine Crest shouldn't be the school of choice. team. This school needs a reality check.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 44%
Asian 5% N/A
Two or more races 4% N/A
Black 2% 29%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
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2700 Saint Andrews Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
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