"Pinecrest School is incredibly dedicated to individual student needs. The teachers work hard to keep the environment fun, yet challenging, and I appreciate that they hold our children to a higher standard. I have watched my son time and time again ‘rise to the occasion,’ and I am so proud of all that he has accomplished."
"Pinecrest is a very fun, educational, and loving environment. I spent seven years at Pinecrest, and I learned more than I could have ever imagined. Everyone there is like family to me."
--Former Student, Class of 2009; Former Student, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Class of 2015
"'Spaghetti!' Twenty-four five- and six-year olds immediately sit taller, cross-legged, on the floor of [Pinecrest School’s] kindergarten class. Backs go straight; muffled sounds quiet; their hands go to their bellies. They are practicing mindfulness, a mental calming technique that is finding its way into classrooms across the nation and at Pinecrest."
--From Northern Virginia Magazine, March 2015 (The Kids Issue: Innovative Teaching), page 42
"Pinecrest has been a lifesaver for my son. I did not realize how miserable he was at his other school until he came here and I saw how happy he could be. Pinecrest gave me back my happy, confident, motivated child!"
--Former Parent and Current Teacher
"Usually kids dread going to school, but you are excited to go to Pinecrest because there are just so many activities there that you’re constantly on the edge of your seat."
--Former Student, Class of 2015
"Everyone talks about highly engaged and critical thinking skills, but we really saw that."
--External Review Team, AdvancED, 5-Year Re-Accreditation of Pinecrest School, November 2013
"The environment is a nurturing, fun place to learn and explore, where children are encouraged to challenge themselves academically, to lead, to support, and even at such young ages to be contributing members of their community. Our oldest son was very active in Pinecrest’s K-Kids service organization (part of Kiwanis International), and our younger son is following in his footsteps."
"Pinecrest is the only school I know that really makes you feel like a part of a community. Not to mention the only one that makes learning an adventure."
--Former Student, Class of 2016
"The teachers are not only adept at gently pushing each child to their full academic potential but they are very nurturing and concerned about each child's emotional development. The Pinecrest community focuses on the whole child, and each child gets the attention they need."
"One of the Head of School’s themes is the idea of the school as a community of students, parents, teachers, administrators and neighbors. She revisits this theme to varying degrees in nearly all her communications with us. She's also unfailingly enthusiastic, signing off on her notes with 'Onward!'"
"When I was in a bigger community at my public school, I didn’t know a lot of people, and I was much more shy, but at Pinecrest I am not as shy because when you are in a small community, almost everyone is your friend."
--Former Student, Class of 2016
"I like Pinecrest because the teachers make learning fun and they do a lot of interactive lessons. Instead of just learning, you connect and understand, not just remember."
--Former Student, Class of 2014