When our oldest was entering kindergarten, we applied to Pine Lake for the small class sizes, focus on STEM, the academic and athletic reputation, and high parent involvement. We searched for a school where we could become part of a community and a place where our children would have a variety of ways to nurture their interests as they grow. When we won a spot in the general kindergarten lottery in 2022, we could not be more ecstatic. Our son Brycen, now in 1st grade, has thrived at Pine Lake. He has teachers and staff members who welcome him every day by name, classroom instruction that is fun yet challenging, Spanish classes that excite him, an after school program that he never wants to leave early from, enrichment programs that enables exploration of new interests such as karate or playing instruments, but most importantly he has a welcoming and inclusive environment that he enjoys going to every day.
As parents, we are impressed at the kindness we have seen by the Middle and Upper students, the constant communication and responsiveness from both teachers and administration, the openness to new ideas to continue to improve Pine Lake. But mostly, we are so grateful that we can call ourselves a Pine Lake family and excited for our daughter to start kindergarten next school year. It brings us peace and joy knowing that our children will be able to remain at the same campus for their entire K-12 experience while building deep friendships.