Pinewood Private-Lower Campus School

477 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 209-3050

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Private Grades K-2 122 students 6 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Pinewood Private-Lower Campus School is a private elementary school in Los Altos. The principal of Pinewood Private-Lower Campus School is Ms. Keri Borzello, who can be contacted at 122 students attend Pinewood Private-Lower Campus School and are mostly Multiracial and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Pinewood Private-Lower Campus School is 6:1. Los Altos Christian Schools is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We are so happy that our son is at Pinewood School. The program includes Language arts Math Drama PE Music Science Spanish Social Studies-all taught by subject specific teachers who are passionate about teaching. The children are happy and have smiles on their faces when you step on campus. My son can't stop talking about school when I bring him home.The school is very well run which is attributed to the new leadership that came on board Summer 2013.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in her second year here and loves it so much she has asked to go to pinewood until "there are no grades left". The staff is loving and attentive and teachers are top notch and well loved by students. The extracurricular activities are amazing- art PE every day Spanish social studies etc...The kids have a sense of community self worth and ethics. My daughter is currently two grade levels ahead in math and language arts and I haven't had to pay for any tutors or special programs to get her there. I am so glad to have found this school and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our daughter is just finishing her kintergarden at Pinewood. She just loves the school and it is great to see her look forward to school every day. They have done a great job with reading math and science. They make kids do a musical program or play every year which is amazing in what the kids do. I love the teachers and all in all this is a very nurturing place. My daughter has just 4 other kids in her class!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter came to Pinewood from a non-academic play-based preschool and thay've done a great job of her transition to a more structured environment.She's reading the early Dr. Seuss books within 6 months and has picked up the maths very well. What's more she loves it and does'nt say its 'boring'. They have PE music and art everyday - a great balance with the academics. The teachers are loving and attentive. They focus very well on the individual personality types of the kids and handle them accordingly. My daughter loves them.She says that Pinewood is the best school in the world ! I think this is a great place for a child in their early years. It develops a love for school and learning which I think is exceptional and I have not found any school in the area which matches it in these respects.Thumbs up !

  • (8 years ago)

    I switched my son from one of the 'rigorous academic' private schools he had attended for pre-school kindergarten and first grade. Couldn't have made a better move. Academics on par (and in some areas more in depth) with what we left but the kids and parents are happier and far more friendly. This school caters to teaching the 'whole' child...sports art music foreign language as well as the basics. Director and Principal stress community family and respect for self and others. Plus they accept parent input unlike school we left!

  • (9 years ago)

    We attended the lower and middle campuses for many years but left due to an increasing lack of confidence in the school and the new principal. Academics are average for a private school (slightly better than the good local public schools but weaker than well-known rigorous private schools in the area). Academic strength is the emphasis on grammar however writing and math are surprisingly deficient. Unfortunately the administration has not changed with the times in the past 40 years is extremely resistant to change and is not responsive at all to parent concerns despite their reassuring comments and promises. Some fantastic faculty members a few incompetent ones. Resolution by the school of social conflicts between students is disappointing. The overall school community of parents and students has a country-club feel.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great academic environment for young children. Small classes and very involved parents. A family environment.

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