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Pine Crest School

School rating 4.5 / 5 by

1501 NE 62nd Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33334 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
PK to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Teaching environment and class size are fantastic, especially with the new high school building (completed in 2011). The work spaces are very nice and comfortable and facilitate group learning as well as lectures when necessary. Teachers are mostly very responsive and receptive to the students needs if the student seeks help. The workload will vary student to student, depending on how many AP (Advanced Placement) and Honors classes are taken, and number of classes/extra curriculars done in general. I knew students that were insanely busy all the time and some who had a very reasonable workload (of course those who were busier were usually the ones who went on to the top tier colleges). Extra help and tutoring are widely available through teachers, other students (Beta Club), and the school has connections to many non-faculty tutors and provide spaces on campus for their sessions (usually the library).

College Counseling

Student's are assigned a college counseled in January of their Junior year, because by then,....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I entered the school in the 1st grade so was exempt from the high school....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The campus and culture are really fantastic. When you are not in class the quad and student union are fantastic places to hang out with friends and the library is a great place to study. Even the hallways outside classrooms are a nice place to hang out as long as you are not to loud. In the student union there is a café (similar to Starbucks) that takes cash or student credit (which parents can add to their Children's account) and a student store (with candy and soda) that takes the credit as well. The campus....

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