Welcome to our community.
Pinewood American International School is a non-profit, day and boarding PK-12 school offering an internationally enriched American college preparatory curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program to students from the international and local communities. Pinewood is a U.S. State Department Assisted School and is Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). Pinewood is part of the larger Anatolia College family as the international school of the institution. At Pinewood, students engage in a student-centered program that challenges them to develop our core values of curious, creative and caring thinkers.
In our three divisions: Early Years Program, Elementary School and Secondary School, our program is designed around these essential components: (1) engaging with content knowledge, (2) developing skills and competencies, (3) building character and (4) cultivating a growth mindset.
We believe this approach prepares young people to be contributing members of tomorrow’s society. Nonetheless, as we witness humankind’s exponential growth in myriad ways, we continually ask ourselves, as educators, how best to prepare Pinewood students for a world of unprecedented transformations and uncertainties.
The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example of the volatility of our future. As the pandemic remains uncertain around the world, we are committed to adapting teaching and learning to situations caused by crises that may arise while also protecting the health and safety of our community. In consequence, Pinewood’s Continuity of Learning Plan articulates possible teaching and learning scenarios at Pinewood in low, medium, and high-risk environments in 2020-2021.
Another important feature of creating the best possible conditions for our students is providing modern and flexible learning facilities. To this end, I am delighted to share the winning architectural designs for our new Secondary School on the beautiful campus of Anatolia College. The stunning purpose-built design creates an environment akin to a campus within a campus and is carefully intended to live in harmony with the beauty of the existing Anatolia campus environment. Upon its completion, the Early Years and Elementary facilities will be designed and moved to the campus. The transition to our new campus, a dynamic shared campus with Anatolia College, will further enhance the delivery of our mission and vision.
The faculty, staff, and I are so grateful for the overwhelmingly collective support that was demonstrated by our community last Spring during the lockdown and distance learning period. Be assured that we will continue to listen, learn, and improve throughout the 2020-2021 year, too.
I invite you to browse our website to learn more about Pinewood.
Warm wishes to all for a year of wisdom, strength, and humor.
Dr. Roxanne Giampapa
Head of School