Pinewood American International School is comprised of three main buildings
The Early Years Unit, The Gymnasium & The Main Building.
1. The Early Years Unit
The Early Years building is for children aged 3 – 5, and welcomes grades PreK 1 – Kindergarten. Each classroom is bright, spacious and airy. The Early Years yard is covered in a specially-designed playground grass surface, made with non-toxic materials for children to enjoy their playtime. Also in the yard, two wooden kiosks ideal shady areas for garden lessons, outdoor reading and group activities. There is a separate area immediately outside the entrance for Early Years where parents can safely park and walk in with their children.
2. The Gymnasium
The Pinewood Gym is a multi-purpose, indoor space, which is used for PE classes and after school athletic activities. We also use this bright, large space for assemblies, seminars, dances and other events during the school year. The School canteen, Nurse’s office, P.E. Office and Locker rooms are also located in this building.
3. Main Building
The Elementary & Secondary School are housed in the main building across three floors:
ON THE FIRST FLOOR, most of our Secondary classes take place. Each classroom is spacious and airy, with one or two full walls of windows allowing our students a bright, welcoming environment in which to learn. Also on the first floor is our modern science lab. Our science lab is directly connected to the science classrooms, encouraging practical observations during class.
THE GROUND FLOOR houses our Elementary School. Grades 1 – 5 have their own classroom, assigned each year depending on enrolment for optimum space. English as a second language is also held on this floor in a quiet, separate room for focus.
THE BASEMENT FLOOR is the hub of creativity, and home to the library, music & dance studio, art studio, computer science lab & counselling offices:
– The Mary Glyn Hick Library was renamed so in 2016, dedicated to Pinewood’s long-serving librarian. It was an honor to put a name to the library she built and share memories with our current community, too, who still enjoy it every day. Mrs. Hick served as the Pinewood Librarian from 1968 – 1994 where she used her degree in Library Science and built the Pinewood Library into “the largest library of any international school in Europe”. Mary Glyn Hick: Library Dedication Ceremony in 2016.
– The Music & Dance Studio is a multi-purpose creative studio, whereby students come together and let their imaginations run wild. Our dance & music classes are held here each day and provide the ideal setting for our little stars to rehearse their latest skill.
– The Art Studio is used for all secondary art classes and for specialist lessons or creative seminars in other grade levels, too. The studio is one of our largest spaces, filled with all the equipment our budding artists need to explore their talents. Long wooden worktables allow our visual art students to experiment with all sorts of medium, such as sculpture, portraiture, craft & pottery.
– Our school Counselling Offices are also located on this floor and create a warm space for our students to go when they need support, for their college applications, for career guidance, for psychological support and much more.