Pinecrest School is committed to providing an atmosphere that bolsters self-confidence and equips its students with the cognitive skills necessary to undertake and succeed in rigorous academic pursuits throughout their lives.
It strives to reinforce basic values such as honesty, integrity, respect for others, and an appreciation for diversity.
Involving families in the Pinecrest educational experience, low student-teacher ratios, caring and committed teachers, and a cohesive school community combine with a challenging, hands-on educational program to foster the development in students of high self-esteem, independence, and responsibility. Our ability to meet the individual needs of children enables each student to grow academically, socially, and emotionally at his or her own pace within a nurturing and supportive educational environment.
Brand new lower school building - serving preschool, kindergarten and first grade classes - opens Fall 2017!

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Pinecrest School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
42%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2019-20 Preschool Tuition: $6,700/year // 2019-20 K-6 Tuition: $15,850/year // before- & after-care fees additional
% on Financial Aid
18%
Admissions Associate
Ms. Trisha Serven

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
K-Kids (elementary school branch of Kiwanis International)

School Notes

  • Awarded "Best Summer Camp" (2018) in Northern Virginia Magazine and "Best Private Elementary School" and "Best Private Preschool School" (2015), "Best Preschool" (2014) in Washington Family Magazine's Readers Best Surveys. 
  • STEAM classes, music, physical education and computer coding are special enrichment classes included in the regular tuition.
  • Before-care starting at 7:30 a.m. is available to students in preschool - grade 6.
  • After-care until 6 p.m. is available to students in preschool - grade 6.
  • The campus includes two modern school buildings, built in 2004 and 2017.
  • The upper school building, opened in 2004, includes an arts/science lab, a computer lab, and a multipurpose assembly and indoor recreation space.
  • A modern, new lower school building serving preschool, kindergarten and first grade opened in Fall 2017.
  • Pinecrest Summer Pavilion summer camp program is available to rising K-6 students in morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions (with optional before-care starting at 7:45 a.m. and after-care until 6 p.m); it is available to 4-year-old preschoolers in morning-only sessions (no after-care); creative, themed classes available for all ages.
  • After-school enrichment activities offered in fall, winter, and spring sessions.
  • Pinecrest School is fully accredited through AdvancED/SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools).

School Reviews

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We love Pinecrest School, and can't say enough wonderful things about it. The warm, caring environment is evident throughout the grades and the administration is wonderful. The teaching and curriculum is fantastic. Ultimately, we chose Pinecrest after looking at no less than other 6 private schools priced from $5,000 - $30,000 per year, and chose Pinecrest for the following reasons: * Rigorous academics * Small Class size * Positive social and emotional environment * An appreciation for diversity * Spanish starting in preschool * High level of parent involvement, and the families are all so warm and friendly * Their test scores are off the charts. (see the 1st bullet) * It strives to reinforce basic values such as honesty, integrity, respect for others * A wonderful teaching and administrative staff that makes it all happen, starting with the Head of School * Oh, and we love their Pinecrest Summer Pavilion (summer camp) too! We couldn't be happier and highly recommend it to those looking for a nurturing environment with strong academics. P.S. Pinecrest is, in the next 2-3 years, planning to replace the "lower school" building as it has been well-loved and it's time for a replacement. Then, the outside of the school will be a better reflection of all the wonderful learning that goes on inside. We''re excited to be a part of this new chapter.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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