Annual Fund

Much Has Changed ... So Much Remains the Same

9th grade marine biology program.

When the students returned to school for the first full day of classes on September 1, they found automatic hand sanitizer dispensing stations at every entrance, touchless bathroom fixtures, state-of-the-art HEPA air filters in every classroom/space, signage for one-way stairs and pathways, weather protecting sails and awnings in place on two existing outdoor classrooms, and a newly-installed deck that serves as an outdoor classroom. All of the investments, upgrades, and protocols were put in place to better ensure the health and safety of the students and faculty with the goal of being in school for as long as we can. While much has changed at Pine Point, so much remains the same. Everything we’ve done, and continue to do, is driven by our mission, our culture, our focus on engaged learning, our use of the entire campus as our “classroom,” and 72 years of experience working with children developing their strong minds and caring hearts. 

Our students are still ...

  • Getting outside
    conducting field research on local waters aboard the School’s boat, Quest II, just as 9th grade marine biology students have done every year since the late 1970s.
     
  • exploring our 67-acre campus and benefiting from time with nature as they observe the changes in the seasons as the brilliance of fall soon ends and the canopy opens up, revealing new sights to see and contemplate.
     
  • using a dissecting microscope to look at a sample of Cladophora algae and the invertebrates living in the algae in Little Narragansett Bay to understand why that ecosystem is degraded and how Pine Point can support its return to a healthy habitat for shellfish.
     
  • Viewing microscopic animals
    verifying whether fractions are terminating or repeating decimals and considering possible patterns.
     
  • discovering the joys of quiet reading.
     
  • working on watercolor value scales, in preparation for a monochromatic mood meter portrait, which is part of a PBL (Project Based Learning) unit involving Spanish, art, dance, and English Language Arts.
Reading in the classroom.
Math class computations.
Creating in the art room.

What Remains the Same

Since our founding in 1948, members of the extended Pine Point family have faithfully supported our school. Last year, 484 alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty , and friends made gifts to the Annual Fund totaling and staff over $480,000! Every gift strengthens and sustains Pine Point. 

We hope we can count on your help!

Giving Clubs
Head of School's Circle $10,000 and above
Sustainers$7,500 – $9,999
Pine Point Partners$5,000 – $7,499
Pine Point Patrons
$2,500 – $4,999
Founders Group$1,949 – $2,499
1948 Society$1,500 – $1,948
Benefactors$1,000 – $1,499
Major Donors$500 – $999
Houghton Circle$250 – $499
Green and Gold Team$100 – $249
Circle of Friends$1 – $99