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

Jordyn Elliott ’16 : Working For Inclusion

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Jordyn Elliott ’16 was busy during her time as a Pine Crest student! Playing soccer for both Pine Crest and a travel team, Jordyn was thrilled when she was offered a spot on the University of California at Berkeley women’s soccer team.

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Topics: Athletics, college athletes, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

Coming Full Circle: From Student to Board Chair

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Michele (McNichol) Stocker ’83 has come full circle in her Pine Crest experience over the course of 40 years— first as a student, then as an alumna, parent, and parent of an alumna, and now as Chair of the School’s Board of Trustees.

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Partners in Business and Life: Stephanie and Tony Correa ’87

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Stephanie (Shank) Correa ’87 and Tony Correa ’87 are high school sweethearts and business partners running a network of veterinary clinics and hospitals, Animal Cancer Care Clinic (ACCC). ACCC was envisioned by Stephanie, a veterinarian who saw a need for comprehensive cancer treatment for dogs and cats.

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Topics: pine crest school, pine crest alumni, animal cancer care clinic

10 Questions with Former NFL Football Player Kevin Boothe ’01

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 18, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Kevin Boothe ’01 is a former professional football player, having played for the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants.


After graduating from Pine Crest, Kevin attended Cornell University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. He was drafted to the NFL in 2006 and returned to the classroom to earn his Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in 2013.

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Topics: Athletics, college athletes, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, nfl, Kevin Boothe

Jared Firestone ’08: Team Israel Skeleton Athlete

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Jared Firestone ’08 is a south Florida native, 2022 Olympic hopeful, and Skeleton racer.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, pine crest alumni

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

A Conversation with Pine Crest’s Three-Time State Championship Student-Athletes: Kevin Mendez ’22 and Tsion Yared ’20

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 17, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Freshman Kevin Mendez ’22 and junior Tsion Yared ’20 are three-time state championship titleholders for diving and cross country, respectively.

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Topics: Athletics, pine crest school, diving, cross country, track and field, fhsaa

Spotlight on Jana Blackwell ’81: Executive Director of Auxiliary Programs

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 5:39 PM

As a Pine Crest School Class of 1981 alumna, teacher, coach, and parent of two alumni, Calla ’11 and Chandler ’14 Cissel, Jana Blackwell’s Panther Pride runs deep.

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Topics: pine crest school, pine crest summer, pine crest alumni

Spotlight on the Rosenberg Family

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 5:24 PM

We are honored to shine a spotlight on Todd ’95 and Caroline Rosenberg. Todd is a proud Pine Crest alumnus, and he and Caroline are the parents of Dylan ’25, Julian ’28, and Gavin ’30.


For the Rosenbergs, sending their children to Pine Crest was never a question.

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Topics: giving, pine crest fund, pine crest school, pine crest alumni, philanthropy, financial assistance, financial aid, inclusion aid, endowment

Social and Emotional Education: Engaging the World with Empathy

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 10:29 AM

As class begins each day at Pine Crest, you will see a Lower School classroom in their morning meeting connecting through song or engaged in activities like mindfulness stretching.

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Topics: Student Life, mindfulness, academics, pine crest school, education, emotional intelligence, social and emotional learning

Disrupting Traditional City Scaffolding with Urban Umbrella: Andrés Ulises Cortés ’92

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Walk along a New York City sidewalk for long enough and you may discover a delicious slice of pizza, a one-of-a-kind retail flagship store, dozens of high-rise buildings — and miles and miles of scaffolding, also known as sidewalk sheds.

 

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Topics: Innovation, 2019, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, pine crest alumni, urban umbrella

Joining the Family Business: Dawid Goszczycki ’08 is Taking His Family’s Bakery to New Markets

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Since graduating from Pine Crest School in 2008, Dawid Goszczycki earned an undergraduate degree and returned to his native country of Poland to join his family’s bakery business.

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Topics: pine crest school, entrepreneurship, pine crest alumni

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

Obstacle to Opportunity: How Brooke Bal ’10 Launched bakebars

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM

After being diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance five years ago, Brooke Bal ’10 knew she needed to pay more attention to the ingredients in the food she ate.

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Topics: pine crest school, entrepreneurship, pine crest alumni, bakebars

Alumni Working Together to Bring Human Connections Through Art

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 24, 2019 at 1:54 PM

About two years ago, Alexander Waldman ’10, Andrea Abtahi ’10, and Michael Kenton ’10 were celebrating a fellow alumnus’ birthday.

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Topics: Alumni, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, art, pine crest alumni

Pine Crest School Alumnus Paves An Unexpected Road To Entrepreneurism

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 24, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Brad Austin ’97 began his undergraduate career thinking he was going to be a veterinarian. “When I started at the University of Florida, they wanted you to declare a major right away,” said Brad. “I found Animal Sciences and thought, ‘I like animals, I like being outside,’ and it seemed cool.”

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Topics: Alumni, 2019, pine crest school, entrepreneurship, science, pine crest alumni, cindale farms, southern craft creamery

Pine Crest School Security Head Named Campus Safety Director of the Year

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 19, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Pine Crest School Executive Director of Security and Support Services Joseph Markham has been named Campus Safety Director of the Year by Campus Safety magazine. Awardees were selected from a pool of national candidates representing pre-kindergarten through grade twelve schools, colleges and universities, and hospitals.

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Topics: News, 2019, security, campus safety, safe schools, pine crest school

Pine Crest Band Director Takes His Talents to New York City

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 4, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Pine Crest School Band Director, Dr. Dannel Espinoza, was invited by The Academy of Arts and Letters to New York City to record with his saxophone quartet Project Fusion.

Dr. Dannel Espinoza, or Dr. E. as he is known by many of his students, can be found on the Pine Crest School Boca Raton campus. Dr. Espinoza joined the Pine Crest Fine Arts Department  as the Band Director during the 2018-19 school year. 

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Topics: Faculty, fine arts, pine crest school, music, music education

Pine Crest School Faculty Summer 2019 Reading List

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 13, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Summer is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time for teachers’ reflection, professional growth, and the chance to dive into a good book. Inspired by Pine Crest School’s 2019-24 Strategic Plan, “The Future is Here,” this year’s faculty summer reading supports themes that are reflected in the overarching, guiding question:

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Topics: summer, Faculty, 2019, academics, pine crest school, education, faculty reading, summer reading

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