We have had 2 children attend Pinecrest. It is a wonderful school filled with happy and engaging teachers. A wonderful community of parents and teachers on the PTA ( combined with the Montgomery Knolls PTA as MKES serves the k-2 students) sponsor many school and family events.
The class size per grade is a bit much. The Teachers don't make sure all the understanding of what they are learning and students just copy examples from the board to a worksheet with out any critical thinking.
My son dictated this to me, and I concur with it: Pine Crest is a very good school. The school spirit flows like a river. The Gifted and Talent program is tough, but the teachers are the best in the world. Pine Crest has above average test scores on the MSA. The instrumental music program is very good-- the music teacher is smart and talented, and loves to share music with students.