Principal’s Message

A message from our principal.

School supplies displayed atop a wood table

Dear Pine View Parents, Students, and Community of Supporters:

Dear Pine View School Community:

Welcome to the start of Pine View School’s 50th year of outstanding student learning, growth, and achievement- another year full of limitless opportunities!  This has been an amazingly exciting summer at Pine View in preparation for the start of another year continuing our tradition of excellence!  We have been busy finalizing preparations for the coming year, and will be sending home additional information in the first few days of school with your child regarding goals, initiatives, and ways in which we invite all parents to become even more involved in the Pine View School community!

We hope this website is filled with useful information and if you ever have questions, please know that we are here to help- stop in the Main Office, see a counselor or an administrator, and we are happy to provide information to maximize your child’s experience and gifted education at Pine View School!  Once, again- Pine View is rated by many outside national and state ranking organizations as the #1 school in Florida, #1 elementary school in the United States, and the #6 Magnet School in the United States.  These accolades are based on the dedication, commitment, and hard work of our students and teachers to excellence- supported by incredibly passionate parents; thank you, and congratulations on joining Pine View School for the Gifted!

The Pine View School day is from 9:15 until 3:52 each day, for all grades.  High school students may have a different starting and ending time, depending on their course selection and requests (i.e., 7:21).  In planning for the start of another wonderful year, we are fortunate to have the support of the Pine View Association (PVA), and encourage everyone to read the summer issue of PineViews for additional information regarding the start of school, and how we can all collaborate to enrich and enhance the qualitatively different learning environment we provide at Pine View!  Before school care if offered on campus for any elementary or middle school student who arrives on campus prior to 8:45am.  More information is provided on this website.

It is an honor to serve this amazing community, and I know that every parent shares my enthusiasm and excitement for the coming year ahead!  Much of the credit for the success of our students and school is rooted in the extensive collaborative partnership between parents and teachers in support of our students.  Your continued involvement and support will serve to strengthen the quality of the unique educational experience our students receive, and I thank you, in advance, for your support!  Let us continue to go the extra degree in all that we do- every day, every way- and make 2018-2019 another outstanding year!


Stephen P. Covert, Ph.D.


“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
-Sir Isaac Newton, 1676