The 6th, 7th and 8th grade programs at Pinewood are designed to provide a smooth transition from the Elementary school years to increased academic intensity and expectations of the High School (Grades 9-12) experience.
In recognizing the many physical, social, and emotional challenges associated with early adolescence, processes are utilized which allow for student responsiveness to meet these myriad needs in a timely and efficient manner. In so doing, the development of an environment conducive to learning within the academic rigors of the secondary school is advanced.
HOW WE ASSESS OUR STUDENTS
Aswell as school grades, the HAL (Habits & Attitudes to Learning) rubric identifies many of the dispositions and approaches to learning that students need to develop if they are to cultivate a growth mindset and become independent lifelong learners. It is used by teachers for assigning a habits and attitudes to learning grade (from 1-7). Students can also use the rubric to self-assess or set personal growth goals.
FOR NEW STUDENTS:
All students applying to Grades 6 – 12, will need to sit an online English Placement test. Once your application has been reviewed we will issue these tests to candidates to take in their own time. The test is a 30 minutes multiple-choice test. You will receive the login details for the test once the candidate has been accepted, and the prepayment confirms the enrolment, as detailed on your billing statement, sent to you after the online application, is complete.
Pinewood American International School is a Candidate School* for the MYP Program. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Pinewood believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
- English Language and Literature
- Modern Greek
- Physical Education
- Visual Arts
- Digital (IT)
- Host Countries Studies
- Social Studies