Pinewood School

  • The School and Faculty Pinewood School, founded in 1959, is an independent, co-educational, nondenominational college preparatory day school serving grades K–12.
  • Upper Campus enrollment in Los Altos Hills (grades 7–12) is approximately 300 students; K–6 enrollment, at two separate campuses in Los Altos, is 325 students.
  • The student teacher ratio is approximately 7 to 1 and the maximum class size is eighteen students.
  • Upper Campus faculty includes forty-two full-time and five part-time teach-ers, twenty-five of whom hold advanced degrees.
  • Pinewood is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and College and is a member of NAIS. Los Altos Hills and Los Altos are located in the heart of Sili-con Valley.
  • Drawing from communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose, our student body is comprised of students from diverse cultural, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds who seek rigorous academics and support a high standard of behavior.
  • Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where every student is en-couraged to become a well-rounded individual, an insightful learner and critical thinker, a self-motivated student, a clear communicator and a respectful member of any community. 100% of Pinewood graduates attend college.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students595 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradePinewood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1380
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform required grades K-6, dress code grades 7-12)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,160
Admissions DirectorLisa Longbottom

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Pinewood’s curriculum is college preparatory; six academic courses per semester are required of most students. For those students enrolled in three or more AP classes, the minimum requirement is five academic classes per semester. Pinewood students are encouraged to pursue individual talents and interests through extracurricular activities and athletic participation. The high school athletic program includes girls’ and boys’ basketball, soccer, tennis, cross-country, swimming, and golf, boys’ baseball, and girls’ softball and volleyball. School-sponsored activities include Interact, yearbook, journalism, drama, debate, speech, choir, robotics, rock and roll, service clubs and honor societies.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Altos
    Grades: K-12 | 577 students
    2.7 miles
    26800 Fremont Rd
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    (650)209-3010
    2.7 K-12
    577
  • Los Altos
    Waldorf School Of The Peninsula
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 322 students
    1.5 miles
    11311 Mora Dr
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650)209-9400
    1.5 NS-12
    322
  • Mountain View
    Grades: 8-12 | 70 students
    3.7 miles
    2462 Wyandotte Street
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    (650)493-7071
    3.7 8-12
    70
  • Mountain View
    St Francis High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1755 students
    0.9 miles
    1885 Miramonte Ave
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    (650)968-1213
    0.9 9-12
    1755
  • San Jose
    Bellarmine College Prep School
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1651 students
    10.1 miles
    960 W Hedding St
    San Jose, CA 95126
    (408)294-9224
    10.1 9-12
    1651

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