News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Joe Garcia ’19 attends Branch Night at West Point

    Joe Garcia ’19 attended Branch Night at West Point in December. During Branch Night, seniors, or “Firsties,” learn what their branch assignments in the Army will be. Upon graduation, cadets will enter into one of 17 branches, such as Infantry, Armor, Aviation, Field Artillery, and Cyber Corps, among others.

    Joe was selected for the Engineers branch, his first choice. He will learn in late February where his first post will be. He is hoping for South Korea or Germany. Other options are Texas and Colorado. Army Engineers are responsible for building things like field bridges and runways.
  • Christina Aufleger '16 Earns Wings

    Christina Aufleger '16 attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College upon graduation from Pinecrest Academy. She is now a pilot with Delta Air Lines. Mrs. Aufleger is pictured with her pilot daughter in aCRJ900, taken at JFK Airport.
  • Cars for a Cause Benefits Toys for Tots

    Pinecrest Academy's second annual Cars for a Cause on Saturday was a great success! The show featured 47 exotic cars on display, with a total value of about $20 million dollars. More than four boxes of toys were collected, which will benefit Toys for Tots.

    This was a student-run initiative, and we'd like to commend the high school students who planned and coordinated this event. Senior Christian Sobb led the charge, and his student team included Brock Barbee, Slate Bell, Andy Castro, Charlie Cottick, Sophia Dalla Verde, Valentina Gomez, Blake Hill, Keegan Kaster, Natalie Newton, and Afton Sobb.

    Thank you to Alessio's Pizza, to all who brought their exotic cars, to our facilities team, and to all who supported the event while supporting Toys for Tots!
  • Save the Date for the Paladin Pacer

    Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Paladin Pacer, happening on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

    The Paladin Pacer is a 5K Peachtree Road Race qualifier, which also has a Fun Run component.  It's a wonderful community event perfect for the whole family -- including the serious runner and the not-so-serious "stroller!"

    The February event begins on campus and travels down Peachtree Parkway and back. We invite the entire community to participate.  More information to come!
  • Great News About Catholic Schools

    Catholic Schools have been in the news lately, after "the Nation's Report Card" showed that Catholic schools are excelling post-pandemic.

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation's Report Card, says that Catholic Schools are excelling ahead of public schools post-pandemic. One commentator said, "If Catholic schools were a state, they would be the highest performing state in the country." Read this glowing report on Catholic schools.

    An article that recently ran in the Wall Street Journal also shared this good news with its readers.  Read the article here.

    Additionally, Fox & Friends shared the good news and also interviewed the mother of two children who moved to Catholic school during the pandemic. The mom provided glowing comments about her children's experience.  Watch the segment here.
  • Pinecrest Academy Recognized Among 2023 Best Schools

    Pinecrest Academy has been ranked a "2023 Best School" by Niche.com. This year, Pinecrest achieved the following rankings:
    #1 Catholic High School in Atlanta
    #1 Catholic High School in Georgia
    #1 Private K-12 School in Forsyth County
    #1 College Prep Private High School in Forsyth County
    #10 Private K-12 School in Georgia
    #46 Catholic High School in America
    Pinecrest earned these rankings by scoring highly in many factors that aim to capture what it’s really like to attend the school. Niche has nearly 2.5 million school reviews from real students, parents, and teachers, constantly reevaluating data to ensure that stats are up-to-date, accurate, and complete. Niche uses the most up-to-date data from dozens of public data sources including the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and FBI.
  • High School Open House

    You’re invited to our beautiful 68-acre campus for an in-depth look at our High School’s offerings for rising 9th through 11th grade students seeking enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year.

    Our High School Information Session is November 29, at 9:00am in our Upper School Gym.  The event will begin with a presentation and conclude with small group tours of our academic building and facilities.

    High School leadership, including our Principal, Athletic Director, College Counselor and Campus Minister, will highlight the benefits of our programs, as well as the keys to the success of our graduates. Guests will also hear from parents, students and coaches who will share their stories and experiences.

    Discover Pinecrest Academy’s excellence in academics, culture and community, rooted in strong Catholic faith and traditional values.   Please register here.
  • Vanessa Pausa ’20 Accepted to Nursing School

    Vanessa Pausa ’20 has been accepted to nursing school! She shares that she had always had the goal of going to nursing school coming out of high school. Vanessa attended the University of Georgia for two years to take all of her prerequisites, and over the summers, she worked as a Surgical Assistant to gain experience working with patients. In 2021, Vanessa took the TEAs entrance exam and applied to Augusta University BSN program. In February 2022, she was accepted and started the program in August. She plans to graduate in May 2024.
  • Kristen Rocko '14 Earns M.Ed

    Kristen Rocko ’14 graduated from the University of Cincinnati in August 2022 with an M.Ed in supporting students with complex needs with a focus in autism. She will apply her knowledge and research at her new position with Mill Springs Academy in Milton, GA as a 3rd grade teacher. Her expertise in differentiating instruction will benefit students she is working with who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, processing disorders, and high-functioning autism. Kristen thanks Pinecrest Academy for all their efforts in preparing her for rigorous coursework and academic success, so she can now educate students and help them reach their full potential!
  • Ivey Crain Named "Most Dominant Girl Soccer Player"

    A recent article in the Forsyth County News named recent Pinecrest Academy graduate, Ivey Crain, the most dominant girl soccer player in the country:

    "Ivey Crain's quickness to dash in front of her opponents to notch 61 goals, and her clutch gene to laser in the game-winning to win the Class 1A Private state championship for the program’s first title makes her the most dominant girl soccer player in the county.

    Crain’s mix-match problem on the field earned her the Forsyth County News Girls Soccer Player of the Year, and the athletic aspects of Crain’s game landed her the Forsyth County News Girls Athlete of the Year.

    “It was great. I was not expecting it to be me. I know there are some people that deserve that honor. I just felt so humbled. Honestly, it’s the biggest accomplishment I received in my entire life, and I couldn’t have done it without every single little person in my life. ” Crain said.

    A two-time all-state selection, Crain amassed 155 career goals during her career in a Paladins uniform. "

    Read the entire article here.