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

Strength Training Ushers in a New Era of Pine Crest Athletics

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 23, 2020 at 12:17 PM

By: Grace Pettee ’20

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Middle School, 2020

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

Student Entrepreneurs Make Their Name in The Community

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Upper School Students Rhea Jain ’20 and Neil Sachdeva ’21 were selected to join the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) in the fall of 2018. 

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Middle School, pine crest school, student leadership, entrepreneurship, stem

Pine Crest Summer: A Great Place for Middle School Aged Campers

Posted by Pine Crest School on April 30, 2019 at 2:45 PM

For more than 60 years, Pine Crest Summer has been a favorite among parents and campers alike.

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Topics: workshop, Student Life, Middle School, camp, academic camps, sports camps, arts camp, 2019, summer camp, robotics, campus safety, safe schools, pine crest school, computer science, music, music education, entrepreneurship, art, anatomage table, science, stem, pine crest summer, day camp

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

Pine Crest School Science Classrooms Receive Anatomage Tables

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Pine Crest School received three Anatomage Tables recently.

Anatomage Tables are virtual dissecting tables that are generally used by medical schools such as the Mayo Clinic to allow medical students the opportunity to perform virtual autopsies. One Table is located in an Upper School Huizenga Family Science Building classroom. The additional Tables are located in the Middle School life science classrooms — one on the Boca Raton campus and one on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

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Topics: summer, Upper School, Faculty, Admission, Middle School, camp, academic camps, 2019, summer camp, academics, teaching, anatomage table, science, stem

Why Pine Crest School Students Create Digital Portfolios

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 19, 2019 at 12:03 PM

By Danielle Weisfisch ’20

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Topics: Innovation, Student Life, Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Middle School, studying, academics, giving, pine crest fund, computer science, metacognition, digital portfolio

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

Exploring Virtual Reality in Middle School

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Middle School at Pine Crest is home to new virtual reality (VR) equipment, which Pine Crest Computer Science and Technology faculty are using to teach students how to create their own virtual experiences and to influence others’ perspective.

“More content is being released and is increasingly available and accessible, and VR and augmented reality (AR) devices are becoming more effective,” said Mr. Sean Tibor, Pine Crest Computer Science and Technology Specialist. “By the time our Middle School students go to college, they will need to know how to use this equipment and feel comfortable using it.”

The terms “VR” and “AR” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

“The difference is that AR takes information around you and fuses the world you are in with additional data or information  — think Pokemon Go,” said Mr. Tibor. “VR is about immersion and perspective. It overlays virtual items or instances on top of the real world. The benefit of VR technology is that it can change our perspective from a few different axes: distance, time, scale, and the forthcoming, human perspective."

Delving into these axes, Mr. Tibor shared how using VR technology is not limited to one course or subject.  

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Topics: Innovation, Panther Pulse, Faculty, Middle School, design thinking, innovation institute, 2019, academics

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

Why Attend Pine Crest Summer Sports Camps

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM

By Grace Pettee ’20

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Topics: summer, Athletics, Middle School, sports camps, sports, 2019, summer camp

Successful Study Habits: How to Read for Memory

Posted by Pine Crest School on February 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM

By Emily Roy ’20

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Topics: writing, reading, Upper School, Admission, Middle School, mindfulness, 2019, studying, note taking

Pine Crest Middle School Students Use Biomechanics To Develop Earthquake Resistant Homes

Posted by Pine Crest School on February 15, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Project based learning (PBL) initiatives are some of the ways faculty are approaching hands-on learning with students. A PBL assignment engages students in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. Students then demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real audience.

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Topics: 2018, workshop, Faculty, Middle School, design thinking, innovation institute, sports

Teaching Collaboration

Posted by Pine Crest School on February 15, 2019 at 11:12 AM

By Vicki Spitalnick, Innovation Specialist

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Topics: Innovation, Student Life, Admission, Middle School, design thinking, innovation institute, 2019

Defining the Middle School Experience at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 22, 2019 at 12:22 PM

At Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Middle School is comprised of students in grades six, seven, and eight. Transitioning to Middle School from fifth grade is a significant step for students.

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Topics: Student Life, Admission, Middle School, 2019

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