"The Pine School is a college preparatory nonsectarian day school that serves students from age three through tenth grade. The Pine School provides a strong traditional curriculum while striving to instill high achievement and a lifelong love for learning. The school's objective is to develop each student's intellectual, physical, and creative talents in a supportive and moral environment. Students are encouraged to promote service above self and are inspired to develop a sense of commitment and involvement within their community.
In the Lower School, small class sizes and a challenging curriculum enable the student to learn important academic skills in a nurturing and caring environment. The children become knowledgeable in computer technology and foreign language. The multifaceted fine arts and physical education programs are an integral part of the curriculum.
Expanding on the strong foundation of the Lower School programs, the Middle School offers a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes intellectual discipline, self-discovery and creative thinking. Strong emphasis continues to be placed on the fine arts, computer technology, foreign language and athletics. Middle School students are encouraged to be self-reliant, critical thinkers who are civically responsible.
Within the Upper School, students are challenged to achieve academically, to exercise leadership, to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance their understanding of their own talents, to share their gifts with others, and to position themselves for success at the college or university level.
In addition to academic requirements, graduation requirements include 120 hours of service learning and a project that demonstrates environmental stewardship. Internships, opportunities for multicultural exchanges, encounters with entrepreneurs and critical thinkers, and seminars with artists and scientists advance the philosophy of the Upper School in connecting students with a wider world and preparing them for leadership positions.
The Pine School seeks to nurture an awareness of ethics and values and encourages the â€œ5 R'sâ€?: Respect, Restraint, Responsibility, Resourcefulness and Response to the community. Students are taught that excellence is a way of life and that success is the product of effort, good habits and self-motivation.
Excerpted from the preschool's website