Here are eight reasons.
As parents, we want the very best education possible for our children so that they are positioned for success in life. Here are the benefits to choosing Pinecrest Academy - a private Catholic school - for your children.
1) Small Class Sizes
We offer small class sizes that provide individualized instruction and attention. Learning difficulties or styles can be recognized more quickly, along with struggles in understanding content. Our teachers and administrators create an environment that encourages not only learning, but teamwork between the teacher, the student, and the parent. Our students don’t get lost in the crowd. Our teachers, coaches, and administrators know and love our students.
2) Dedicated Teachers
Our staff of dedicated teachers see their role at Pinecrest as a vocation and not just a job. Each one believes they have been called to our mission of forming Christian leaders who will transform society. Our teachers are qualified and passionate about their subjects. Over 50% of teachers hold advanced degrees. Our teachers serve as role models, readily available to provide extra help or to further challenge our students.
3) Parent Involvement and a Family Environment
Since the school’s founding in 1993, the faculty, staff, parents, and students have dedicated themselves to creating a family environment. When school feels more like a community, students can feel safer, more comfortable, and more passionate about learning. Families become an integral part of their child’s education here. This helps to strengthen parent-child relationships while forming friendships that last beyond graduation.
4) Religious Teaching
We are blessed to have an active and fully staffed campus ministry department that includes a full time Formation Coordinator, four priests who serve as Chaplains for our Lower, Middle and High Schools, as well as three consecrated women. (Consecrated women are lay women consecrated to God who respond to His invitation of love through poverty, chastity, and obedience. They dedicate themselves to the work of evangelization. They live fraternal life in international communities.) Through spiritual formation, we assist students in growing their personal friendship with Christ. Pinecrest offers all school masses, class retreats, the sacraments, and three chapels on campus.
5) High Standard of Conduct
We work with our students on their formative discipline - teaching students respect for themselves, for each other, their teachers, and those with whom they interact. Students wear uniforms, putting everyone on the same level, which allows them to focus on their studies. Peer pressure is reduced because fewer negative influences surround students while they receive character formation in and outside of the classroom. Values taught between teachers, students, and peers reflect the values of the family. Because there is less conflict overall, we have more joyful kids.