What to Expect During the Pine Crest School Virtual Admission Process

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Admission season for independent schools is well underway. While families look forward to campus tours and face-to-face interviews during a school search, COVID-19 health and safety modifications require these activities to look a little different this year.

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Topics: lower school, Upper School, Admission, Middle School, 2020

Using Summertime to Prepare Your Child for Pre-Kindergarten

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 21, 2020 at 1:09 PM

Setting your child up for success begins with you! As a parent, you are your child’s very first teacher. School readiness is not just about learning the ABCs and 123s—young children need to learn skills such as: listening to a set of instructions, following multi-step directions, becoming comfortable with routines, sitting quietly for whole group instruction, keeping hands to themselves, and self-regulation. 

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Topics: lower school, Pre-kindergarten, pine crest school, fine motor skills

Planning Your Admission Visit to Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 30, 2020 at 10:21 AM

An important part of applying for admission to an independent school is getting to know the school and assessing if it is right for your family.

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Topics: lower school, elementary school, Upper School, Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Middle School, pine crest school, pine crest summer

How Students Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 1, 2019 at 9:56 PM

At Pine Crest School, we believe our students must learn to be as agile and adaptable as possible.

High-brain human traits such as global understanding and empathy, deep thinking and learning, and complex problem-solving mindset through collaboration will distinguish our students and set them up for success.

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, lower school, workshop, elementary school, Upper School, Student Life, Middle School, design thinking, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, education

Why Parents and Campers Choose Pine Crest Summer

Posted by Pine Crest School on April 3, 2019 at 4:38 PM


Pine Crest Summer has been the source of summer fun and amazing memories for over 60 years.

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Topics: summer, lower school, elementary school, fine arts, Middle School, camp, academic camps, sports camps, sports, arts camp, robotics, security, campus safety, pine crest school, computer science, music, music education, art, science, stem, digital media production, music lessons, pine crest summer, day camp

Summer Fun at Pine Crest’s Traditional Day Camp

Posted by Pine Crest School on April 3, 2019 at 3:41 PM

As one of South Florida’s longest running summer programs, Pine Crest Summer offers campers ages 4 to 14 a fun and safe environment to play and learn.

 

Pine Crest Summer offers over 50 camps across our campuses in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale - camps in the arts, sports, academics, and signature programs like traditional day camp.


One of our most loved programs, traditional day camp combines all of the elements of summer from swimming, playing games, and making crafts.


What parents love about traditional day camp is the opportunity to pair it with tennis lessons or Elevate, an academic camp geared towards our youngest campers in kindergarten through grade 5. Elevate serves as both a review and extension of grade-level skills based on the needs of the students. 

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Topics: summer, lower school, elementary school, Middle School, summer camp, security, pine crest school, pine crest summer, day camp

Four Reasons to Attend Pine Crest Fine Arts Camp this Summer

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 26, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Do you have a budding artist at home? Does your child sing into a hairbrush, put on shows in the living room, or spend hours editing footage he or she filmed on a cell phone?

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Topics: summer, lower school, elementary school, fine arts, musical, Middle School, arts camp, 2019, summer camp, pine crest school, music, music education, art, digital media production, music lessons

The Evolution of Music Education: 14 Years of Musical Growth

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 19, 2019 at 11:01 AM

 

By Biddi Solomon ’20

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Topics: lower school, Upper School, Faculty, Admission, Middle School, arts camp, 2019, pine crest fund, pine crest school, teaching, music, music education

Top Tools for Techy Tots: Computer Science & Robotics in the Pre-Primary Classroom

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 7, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Today’s pre-primary aged students are presented with a variety of different tech tools, many of which we use at Pine Crest School.

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Topics: lower school, Innovation, elementary school, Faculty, Pre-kindergarten, innovation institute, 2019, robotics, pine crest school, computer science, teaching

Pine Crest Summer: Registration Open for Summer Fun and Learning

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 11:27 AM

The Pine Crest Summer team has assembled spectacular opportunities for students to enjoy during the summer months!

Camp favorites, including fine arts and band, general and specialty sports, and robotics and STEM, are being offered on the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

Panther Campers for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students is back on our Boca Raton campus, and our day camp, which takes place on the Fort Lauderdale campus and attracts students from around the world, returns for the 61st year!

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Topics: summer, lower school, elementary school, Middle School, camp, academic camps, 2019, summer camp

Building Teamwork and Imaginative Thinking through Competitive Robotics

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Pine Crest formed the School’s first-ever Lower and Middle School FIRSTⓇ LEGO LeagueⓇ (FLL) competitive teams four years ago, and since then, the Panthers have formed eight teams who have made their mark on the South Florida region.

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Topics: lower school, Innovation, Student Life, Middle School, innovation institute, 2019, academics, robotics

Five Tips To Building Resilience in Young Coders

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM

By Kelly Paredes, M.Ed., CIT
Computer Science and Educational Technology Specialist

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Topics: lower school, Innovation, elementary school, Faculty, innovation institute

Experiencing 14 Years of Dance at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 12, 2018 at 2:58 PM

By Emily Roy ’20

Dance is one of seven Fine Arts offerings at Pine Crest School. From pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, students are exposed to different forms of dance that increase in difficulty over time.

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Topics: 2018, summer, lower school, elementary school, Upper School, Student Life, Pre-kindergarten, fine arts, Middle School, dance

The Community at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 7, 2018 at 10:49 AM

By Julia Karten ’19

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Topics: 2018, lower school, elementary school, Upper School, Student Life, Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Middle School, community

Why You Should Invest in Pre-Kindergarten

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2018 at 3:27 PM
By Alice Rau  ’20
 
With an increasing emphasis on the importance of attending a great high school, it may be tempting to hold off on sending your child to preschool to save a little money. However, according to studies of brain development and early childhood education, pre-kindergarten may be the most vital time for children to develop skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
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Topics: 2018, lower school, elementary school, Admission, Pre-kindergarten

Why We Teach Computer Science in Pre-Kindergarten at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 16, 2018 at 11:58 AM

When you think of a pre-kindergarten curriculum, subjects that may come to mind are reading, writing, and math. However, in 2015 as part of the 2014-19 Strategic Plan, Pine Crest School launched a new computer science program that started with our pre-kindergarteners on both our Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

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Topics: lower school, Innovation, elementary school, Student Life, Admission

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