Pinecrest School, serving children age three - sixth grade, is a coeducational nonsectarian, independent school founded in 1957. Pinecrest School is committed to providing a positive social and emotional environment for student development. The school provides 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. Family involvement in the Pinecrest educational experience, low student-teacher ratios, caring and committed teachers, and a cohesive school community combine with a rigorous educational program to foster the development in students of high self-esteem, independence, responsibility, and an eagerness to meet challenges. Our ability to meet the individual needs of children, in close consultation with their parents, enables each student to grow academically, socially, and emotionally at his or her own pace within a nurturing and supportive educational environment.