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Our HistoryThe Pine School was founded in 1969 and was located on a Stuart campus just outside of the downtown area. 

In 1975, the school changed its name to St. Michael’s School and became affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese.  In 1994, that affiliation ended and the school became St. Michael’s Independent School.  In 2006, the school returned to its original name of The Pine School to honor its roots and to reflect its status as an independent school that welcomes students of all faiths.

In 2007, Middle School and Upper School students moved to a new campus in Hobe Sound.  The 142-acre campus is one of the richest ecological areas in Martin County.  The entire Hobe Sound campus serves as an environmental studies classroom. The state-of-the-art facility includes classrooms equipped with computers and SmartBoard technology, a multi-media center, athletic fields, art and performing arts areas, science labs, a gym, and a dining hall.

In 2015, the Stuart campus relocated to the Hobe Sound campus - making use of the extensive space and natural beauty. This move united Kindergarten through 12th grade on one campus and has poised the School to best serve our students and their families well into the future.

Former Head of School Phyllis Parker authored the book ‘The Pine School: Our First 50 Years’ to further illustrate the School's founding and growth. The book is only $20 and is now available in the School’s bookstore. 

“I wrote the book as a gift to the School and all funds collected from sales of the book will stay with The Pine School,” shared Mrs. Parker.