The question about Menlo School prompts this one from me about Pinewood.
We are considering sending my daughter to Pinewood for High School. She has been at JLS for middle school and has reasonably well academically, but seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle quite a bit. She just does her work and comes home. Hasn't really made good friends with any teachers or connected with the place.
Because she never needs extra attention to get her work done, or to solve any social problems, and because she isn't an incredible standout academically, I feel like the school has been content to basically ignore her in favor of the higher-need and flashier kids.
I suspect it will be similar at Gunn or Paly.
I'm wondering if Pinewood would do better in this regard--with smaller classes and a more friendly environment. And more broadly, what Pinewood is like. We expect to set up a shadow day and all of that, but some third party opinions would be very helpful.
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