The Pine School

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The Pine School Photo #1 - The Pine School's personalized College Counseling Program prepares every student to be a competitive candidate for entrance to the college or university of his or her choosing.
The Pine School Photo #2 - The Pine School the Treasure Coast's premier independent Kindergarten-Grade 12 college-prep day school.
The Pine School Photo #3 - The Pine School's relationship-based education offers challenging academics in a small-by-design environment.
The Pine School Photo #4 - Artistic Expression - in all its shapes and forms - has a front-row presence at The Pine School.We believe that natural creativity is innate and we strive to develop it in every one of our students. We encourage creativity and offer our students a range of opportunities to contribute to our School and community through their artistic expressions.
The Pine School Photo #5 - Competitive athletics and strong sportsmanship are key elements of The Pine School's approach. We honor the dedication and long hours our student-athletes put into the pursuit of reaching their full potential - sometimes in multiple sports. Their commitment is infectious and we are proud to house an athletic program that holds these values in such high regard.
The Pine School Photo #6 - The Pine School's faculty are as passionate as they are experienced. Over half of the School's faculty have participated in Project Zero at the Harvard School of Education and all are experts in encouraging creative problem solving and cooperative development.
The Pine School Photo #7 - The Pine School’s InvenTeam was the only group from any school in FL to receive a prestigious MIT-Lemelson Foundation grant. The group developed an Indian River Lagoon water-monitoring system and were invited to share their findings at the 2017 EurekaFest in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Pine School Photo #8 - The Pine School's beautiful 142-acre campus is the largest of any private school in Florida and serves as a living classroom.
  • At The Pine School, students from Kindergarten through Upper School have an opportunity to fulfill their potential within a safe and supportive academic environment.
  • Since its inception in 1969, The Pine School has stood for academic rigor, strong moral character, and a commitment to excellence.
  • These hallmarks of the school are apparent on our campus, in our classrooms, on the athletic field, in the performing arts, and in the co-curricular activities of our students.
  • As an independent school, The Pine School builds its program around its commitment to each individual student.
  • The latest research into educational growth and development is incorporated into the curriculum, designed to address the needs of students in the 21st century.
  • Arts and athletics are integrated into the program of every student.
  • Multiculturalism, opportunities to explore the world outside the classroom, and interaction with the best thinkers and artistic performers are part of the academic life of our students.
  • Service learning and co-curricular activities contribute to the overall vitality of the school, long after classes have ended each day.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students341 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Pine School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Human Geography, Mandarin Chinese, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History
Average SAT score1230
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Shirt and Khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition level varies based on grade level and financial aid offered
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Lettengarver
Admissions AssociateCarol Dee Ankrom

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Beta Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Concert Band, Dance Program, Environmental Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, Interact (Rotary) Club, Invention Dimension Challenge Club, Jazz Ensemble, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Red Cross Club, Student Government, Surf Club, Theater Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Steel Pan Ensemble

School Notes

  • At The Pine School, students from Kindergarten through Upper School have an opportunity to fulfill their potential within a safe and supportive academic environment. Since its inception in 1969, The Pine School has stood for academic rigor, strong moral character, and a commitment to excellence. These hallmarks of the school are apparent on our campuses, in our classrooms, on the athletic field, in the performing arts, and in the co-curricular activities of our students. As an independent school, The Pine School builds its program around its commitment to each individual student. The latest research into educational growth and development is incorporated into the curriculum, designed to address the needs of students in the 21st century. Arts and athletics are integrated into the program of every student. Multiculturalism, opportunities to explore the world outside the classroom, and interaction with the best thinkers and artistic performers are part of the academic life of our students. Service learning and co-curricular activities contribute to the overall vitality of the school, long after classes have ended each day. The school is located just north of the Palm Beach County line in Hobe Sound, Florida on a scenic 142 acres and serves students kindergarten through grade 12.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stuart
    Grades: K-12 | 145 students
    8.5 miles
    777 SE Salerno Rd
    Stuart, FL 34997
    (772) 288-7227
    8.5 K-12
    145
  • Stuart
    Redeemer Lutheran School
    Redeemer Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 326 students
    11.2 miles
    2450 SE Ocean Blvd
    Stuart, FL 34996
    (772) 286-0932
    11.2 PK-8
    326
  • Hobe Sound
    Grades: NS-12 | 218 students
    0.8 miles
    11460 SE Gomez Ave.
    Hobe Sound, FL 33455
    (772) 545-1455
    0.8 NS-12
    218
  • Fort Pierce
    John Carroll High School
    John Carroll High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 385 students
    30.3 miles
    3402 Delaware Ave
    Fort Pierce, FL 34947
    (772) 464-5200
    30.3 9-12
    385
  • Port Saint Lucie
    Grades: NS-12 | 174 students
    24.6 miles
    1860 SW Fountainview Blvd., Suite 100
    Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
    (772) 344-1643
    24.6 NS-12
    174

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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The Pine School is a great place for students to learn, grow, and succeed! The closeness of the community, support of the staff, and involvement of the students fosters many levels of relationships and creates an environment that cares about educating the entire student. Students not only receive a well-rounded curriculum saturated with academics, athletics, and the arts, but also are able to partake in many traditions that make The Pine School unique to any other institution in the area. Highly recommended!
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I am writing as an employee of The Pine School for 15 years and also as a Host "Mom" to two wonderful Chinese International Students. They lived with me for two years and we both gained an awesome experience out of their stay. Needless to say, after graduation, we are still connected! The Pine School offers the students such a strong academic challenge. Our teachers are dedicated to all areas. They encourage them in scholastics, sports, music, and all the fun activities at The Pine School. We are so blessed to part of such a family!
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My daughter has had an amazing experience at The Pine School. The faculty are second to none and because over half have participated in Project Zero at Harvard's School of Education, they are passionate about their subjects and approach them in exciting ways - fostering deep understanding and a love of learning - not just memorization for tests.The Pine School is located on a beautiful campus and the school community is as supportive as it is welcoming.
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The Pine School is a lovely source for growth and opportunity. Whether your child is in Kindergarten or high school, book worm or athlete (or both!), your child is guaranteed to have a family of faculty and staff supporting them starting their first day of school. The campus is immaculate and the dining hall has endless options. Thanks to TPS's small class sizes, students are able to receive the academic challenge and support that they need. Furthermore, students receive thorough college prep, from test tutoring to mock interviews. The Pine School strongly encourages the exploration of new hobbies and interests. The Pine School understands that every child has different interests and learns in different manners. The faculty and staff are constantly revisiting their teaching approaches to ensure that their students receive the education that they deserve and can benefit from the most. When you come to The Pine School, you know that you are part of a family that truly cares.
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The Pine School is a wonderful community with teachers and faculty who care about the students like a family.The student to teacher ratio is such that each child has an opportunity to learn on their specific level. The campus is beautiful and well maintained.
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