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. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 as 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.
In line with these components, we are in the process of implementing the IB PYP and MYP. These program frameworks span our PK1 through Grade 10 and bridge the connection to our well-established IB Diploma Program and American Diploma Program in Grades 11-12. We believe that building a culture of belonging to a shared, inclusive, and sustainable global community is of paramount importance to young people today. Thus, becoming a full IB-continuum school continues to build upon our vision of nurturing students to be adaptable global citizens.
Another important feature of creating the best possible conditions for our students is providing modern and flexible learning facilities. To this end, we are planning our campus relocation to the beautiful campus of Anatolia College with the completion of a purpose-redesigned Early Years/Elementary School and a purpose-built Middle and High School. The transition to our new campus, a dynamic shared campus with Anatolia College, will further enhance the delivery of our mission and vision.
Finally, 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. For your reference, Pinewood’s Continuity of Learning Plan articulates possible teaching and learning scenarios at Pinewood in low, medium, and high-risk environments throughout the year.
The faculty, staff, and I are so grateful for the overwhelmingly collective support that was demonstrated by our community. Be assured that we will continue to listen, learn, and improve throughout the new school 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.
Head of School