Pinewood Preparatory School Summerville, South Carolina

General Information Pinewood Preparatory School is an independent K3-12  coeducational day school of 800 students.  It is located in Summerville, 25 minutes northwest of the city of Charleston, which is a mecca of museums, fine and performing arts festivals, antique shops, forts, plantations, historic churches, beach resorts, and other attractions for any age or interest.


The Low Country Experience

This program offers an opportunity to experience the unique qualities of both Pinewood and the Low Country.  In addition to attending classes, Network students can undertake a program of immersion in the culture and history of Summerville and the Charleston area, including plantation life of the antebellum South and the Gullah culture, the unique heritage of the enslaved peoples who worked on Southern plantations.

Teacher Cadets

Students can participate in a course designed to introduce students to the field of education by focusing on three themes:  Experiencing the learner, Experiencing the profession, and Experiencing the classroom. (Fall semester only)

Music Tech

This is an introductory course in music technology application available to a modern musician. Students use digital audio processing and related technical theory to develop song writing skills, in addition to collaborating on various musical projects.

Living Arrangements and Travel

Network students will live in the homes of Pinewood families. Students should fly into Charleston International Airport, Charleston, SC, and bring spending money for extra programs and for a Panther Pass (food expenditures on campus).

Application Procedure

Students interested in visiting Pinewood should complete the Network Student Information Form and return it to the Network Advisor at their home school.


All programs are individually arranged throughout the year for students in grades 9-12.  Special arrangements can be made for middle school students (grades 7 and 8), preferably with the accompaniment of a teacher.  See School Calendar for vacation dates.

Download this information in PDF format here: PINEWOOD.pdf


Advisor Name: Wendy Girgan
Title: Language Department
Phone: (843) 873-1643