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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

Pine Crest School review by .

The school doesn't have a specific teaching philosophy per say, it really varies teacher to teacher. It is highly lecture based and powerpoint based, there aren't as many discussions as I would deem necessary. I will know starting next year whether the school prepared me for the academic rigors of Princeton. No class really stands out to me as of now though that really prepared me for next year. The class size varies as well depending on how popular a class is, the teachers are readily available and assign a large weekly workload. Extra help is normally available for academically challenged or advanced students. The school likes to have a diverse set of classes forcing students to explore all of the academic opportunities that the school has to offer.

College Counseling

I first made a list of colleges with my school's advisor my junior year. I....

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

If you enter at a young age there are no tests required to get in.....

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 quality of student life is high. Students are provided with so many opportunities whether it be the endless amount of clubs, the very expensive and high tech buildings or an on campus tech department. The schools approach to discipline could occasionally be considered too rigid. They have a hard time allowing kids to be kids mainly because of the liability factor. As with any private school, they feel that if someone gets injured or something happens, they assume all responsibility and their good name could be tarnished. That does not change if you were to attend Pine Crest. ...

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