Head of School's Message

Dear Families,

Thank you for learning about The Pine School as you make an important educational decision for your child.  What you will find as you explore PINE’s virtual space is that we are, at our core, rooted in our mission.  The Pine School is formed and sustained by educators who know that learning it at its best in a close-knit environment built on relationships.  Through community and connection, Pine School students have the opportunity to strive for excellence in all they do - academics, arts and athletics.  What they accomplish - from Kindergarten to graduation and beyond - fills me with pride and shows me what can happen in the lives of children when they know their voices count, that adults around them are listening and encouraging, teaching them how to navigate a complex and changing world.   

I invite you to visit our campus so you can get to know us even better.  Again, back to our mission, we promote a learning environment that extends from our classrooms to our natural campus and beyond.  Students at PINE enjoy a beautiful space in which to learn and also gain a sophisticated appreciation for so much of the natural world around them.  

There is indeed magic in the mix as it all comes together for our students.  We hope you too will come to know all that makes The Pine School unique - an exceptional education in an extraordinary environment. 

Binney Caffrey
Head of School

Binney Caffrey became The Pine School's 14th Head of School in July 2017. Ms. Caffrey comes to The Pine School from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, CA where she worked for a combined 15 years, most recently as Dean of Studies - holding the Oliver Family Chair in Educational Leadership. She also held the positions of Director of Financial Aid and Dean of Student Life and began her career teaching mathematics and economics. Ms. Caffrey earned her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of California and holds her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Williams College.

The Pine School is an independent college preparatory school educating students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.