Pinewood School is known in the Silicon Valley area for cultivating generations of curious, creative students of character who are poised to change their world for the better. Through the stories of our joyful community, Cultivated unearths and explores a legacy of excellence that began in 1959 and continues to thrive to this day.
Pinewood School is a K-12 private college preparatory school providing quality education to the Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale community in Silicon Valley.
What It Means To Be A Panther
Guest host Nate Martin interviews various community members connected to our athletics program at Pinewood. Through these conversations, he seeks to answer the question: "What does it mean to be a Panther?"
Three parents share why Pinewood was the right choice for their families.
Spring Break Service Trip 2019: Thailand
In April of 2019, a group of our high school students went on a Spring Break service trip to Thailand. While on this trip, our students spent time serving local people, learning about the culture, and having incredible experiences that many of them had never had before. Before the trip, we asked senior Laura Marsland to take short recordings reflecting on what the group was doing, seeing, hearing, and learning each day. All that you'll hear in this episode (including music, soundscapes from nature, karaoke, etc.) are directly from Laura's recordings. We invite you to enjoy all that Laura captured in this special episode of "Cultivated" (in Thailand!).
What Makes This Team So Special
This Saturday, our girls varsity basketball team is headed to Sacramento to play for the CIF State Open Division Championship Title. Today, we’re talking with Head Coach Doc Scheppler and his team’s five seniors about what makes this team so special, how they’ve found success this season, what it’s like for the seniors to be preparing to play their final game as Panthers, and the huge difference their fans make for them from the stands.
Our special guest interviewer today is Kyle Riches. Kyle is the grandson of Pinewood’s founders, Vic and Gwen Riches, is a Pinewood alum, and is a die-hard Panther fan. You’ll hear him speaking with Head Coach Doc Scheppler and the girls varsity basketball team’s five seniors: Klara Astrom, Izzy Chung, Trinity Copeland, Hannah Jump, and Kaitlyn Leung.
Music from HookSounds https://www.hooksounds.com
Shadowing At Pinewood
So, what is a shadow? At Pinewood, a shadow is a prospective student who visits our school to see if it’s a good fit. Today, we’re going to hear from students at Middle Campus who serve as shadow hosts. Many of them were shadows themselves before coming to Pinewood!
Thank you to Daniel, Lia, Leo, Caroline, Hailey, Riya, and Ahana for lending your voices to today’s episode, and for serving as hosts to our shadows! Our hosts are friendly, kind, inclusive, and LOVE Pinewood.
If you’re a student out there who is considering Pinewood as your future school, we hope you’ll come shadow soon!
In Conversation with Arnav Aggarwal
Arnav Aggarwal, class of 2018, became a source of inspiration and a focus of our community’s love and support when he was diagnosed with cancer. On this fresh episode of Cultivated, you'll hear Arnav's authenticity, humor, and resilience as he speaks about his journey with cancer and tells us how he's thriving today.