Interview With Pinecrest Schools Thousand Oaks Campus Director Kimberly Matthes About Their Variety Of Classes

Pinecrest Schools have been offering children of Southern California a great education at an affordable price for the past 60 years. Pinecrest is one of the best private programs in the U.S. Composed of eight campuses, Pinecrest focuses on giving students a broad, rich education to help them learn and grow to become successful adults and citizens.

The Thousand Oaks campus is one of the nine campuses of Pinecrest Schools. With teachers selected with great care, a large, interesting curriculum, and many other activities, Thousand Oaks campus is the perfect place for children from kindergarten to middle school to learn.

To learn more about Thousand Oaks’ programs and activities, we met Campus Director Kimberly Matthes.

Lisa Williams: Hi! This is Lisa Williams with Local Online Visibility.

Kimberly Matthes: Hi it’s Kimberly Matthes

Lisa W: Kimberly, what is your title?

Kimberly: I’m campus director

Lisa W: Excellent and how long have you been with Pinecrest?

Kimberly: I’ve been with them over 10 years.

Lisa: When you think of Pinecrest what comes to mind?

Kimberly: Diversity, family, community, philanthropy. We are a diverse range of schools. We are an environment where students are encouraged, supported, challenged both academically, socially and emotionally.

Lisa: What special events and programs do you have here?

Kimberly: We have quite a variety. Some of our highlights are the fully staffed science lab. We have an array of specialty classes from Spanish, computer, music and art. We offer PE every day. After school the students are offered robotics, Glee, dance, karate and so on. We are a STEM infused school so a lot of science, technology, engineering and math. And we also host multiple family events like picnics, movie nights, dances etc.

Lisa: Excellent, that’s a nice range. What would you say is unique about your location?

Kimberly: The size. We are a fourteen-acre campus. Like being in a forest we have many trees. We have a large pool, and several acre field. Our science lab is very unique. There are no other elementary campuses in our area with a science lab and full time science teacher. We are just kicking off our Accelerated Reader program and we are instituting our new computer lab next month.

Lisa: What would you like prospective parents to know about your school?

Kimberly: That we are a collective group of educators, coaches and support staff who are dedicated to helping manifest the whole student. The applied learning, project based learning and meaningful learning.

Lisa: Excellent. So as campus director what would you say a quote about your school?

Kimberly: Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.

Lisa W: Excellent. Thank you for your time.

Thousand Oaks campus has a large curriculum including classes such as science, arts, languages, history, and social studies. The campus also offers sports programs to help kids build their body as well as their mind.

Registration is open year round.  Prospective students will undergo an interview and assessment with the campus director.

Students can earn a great education for life at the Thousand Oaks campus.  More information is available online at   Or visit our campus at 449 E Wilbur Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360