FAQ

APPLICATION

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TUITION AND FEES

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

    • What is the tuition?

    Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is as follows:

    Pre-Kindergarten: $21,770
    Kindergarten: $25,080
    Grades One through Five: $26,830
    Grades Six through Eight: $29,380
    Grades Nine through Twelve: $31,930
    • When are tuition and fee payments due?

    Tuition payments are due on May 31 and October 31, and fees are billed annually or monthly, depending on the service. For specific questions about billing, please contact the Business Office at 954-492-4109.
    • What other fees can I expect in addition to tuition?

    Tuition includes lunch, textbooks, student accident and tuition refund insurance, parents association membership fees, class dues for Middle and Upper School students, school supplies for Lower and Middle School students, publications, all group classes taken during the school day for grades six to twelve; and Advanced Placement classes (excluding examinations) for Upper School students. Click here to access the 2018-19 fee schedule for fees not included in tuition.
    • Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

    Pine Crest offers need-based financial aid. Click here for detailed Pine Crest School financial aid information, including checklists and timelines for families who are new to the financial aid process.
    • How many teachers are in the classroom?

    Pine Crest's Lower School student-teacher ratio is 9:1. Grades pre-kindergarten through five have two certified teachers per classroom. Middle and Upper School student-teacher ratios vary, depending on course enrollment. Average class size in grades six through twelve ranges from 10 to 18 students.

PROGRAM

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

    • What is a typical day like for a Pine Crest School student?

    For Lower School students, the day is filled with classroom work in math, reading, and writing supplemented by Spanish, science, art, music, and playground/physical education. Breaks for lunch, snack, and recess are scheduled.

    Middle School students follow a schedule including math, science, social science, reading/writing, world language (Spanish, French, or Chinese) an elective wheel course, a personal elective, and physical education/music/sport. Middle School students have an opportunity to participate in competitive sports, which involve after-school play and competition.

    Upper School students also follow a schedule that includes math, science, social science, English, world language (Spanish, French, Chinese, or Latin), and elective courses that may include fine arts or athletics. Students are often on campus before and after school for club meetings, honors ensemble rehearsals, fine arts, and athletics events.

    Click here to take a peek inside a day in the life of a Pine Crest student.
    • What is your curriculum?

    Pine Crest's curriculum is research-based and is developed and managed by our Department of Educational Design and Curriculum in conjunction with our Academic Council for Curricular Review.  This Council consists of representatives from all five divisions who come together on a regular basis to communicate about the quality of our existing curriculum and vision for future curricular offerings.

    Pine Crest is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).
    • How do you deliver character education to students?

    Formal character education is delivered via monthly Lower School community building assemblies; advisory classes offered in the Middle School, and through an Upper School guest speaker series. Students are expected to adhere to the Honor Code as outlined by the Student Handbook, and Middle and Upper School students write the code on each written exam. Informal character education is threaded throughout each day and modeled and managed by teachers and coaches in the classroom, on the stage, and on the athletic fields and courts.
    • How does Pine Crest keep its campuses secure?

    Our campuses are staffed by 24/7 security officers supplemented by state-of-the-art equipment, traffic control officers, and police officers. Visitors must check in at the security desk to receive clearance and a visitor's badge before entering campus. In addition, security clearance is required for all employees and vendors to be on campus.
    • What is served for lunch?

    Dining halls on our Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses offer a variety of healthy, age-appropriate options each day. Click here for a sample Fort Lauderdale pre-kindergarten and kindergarten menu, and click here for a sample Boca Raton menu. Parents with students who have unique dietary needs should communicate with the Health Office or Lower, Middle, or Upper School Office, depending on the student's age and requirement.
    • Do you offer before and after school care?

    After school care is offered on both campuses until 6 p.m.
    • Who should I contact for more information?

    For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 954-492-4103 or admission@pinecrest.edu.

EXTRACURRICULAR

List of 3 frequently asked questions.