Pine View School

Pine View School for the Gifted is a public, college-preparatory, co-educational school located in the city of Osprey in the state of Florida. The school offers a full-time high school program for intellectually gifted students in the elementary through high school level. Pine View actually serves students in 2nd through 12th grades.

Pine View School has been awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United State Department of Education, which is the highest award a U.S. school can receive. 

In 2014, Pine View was ranked number one in Florida and sixth best in the Country. In 2013, Pine View was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the sixth best public high school in the nation.

Pine View has a highly selective entrance process. Students may be referred for admission by administrators, teachers, staff members or parents. 

Pine View School runs with the mission to provide a qualitatively different learning environment that nurtures a passion for intellectual curiosity, encourages risk taking, independence and innovation. It is committed to a tradition of academic excellence and social responsibility..

Gifted children in Sarasota County may attend either Pine View or their other district schools, wherever it is determined their needs are best met. A student may be invited to enroll only at the beginning of the academic school year at Pine View, pending eligibility, performance, and academic suitability. Enrollment in other gifted programs at other school's sites may be considered during the school year.

The basic curriculum conforms to local and state requirements as expressed in accreditation standards and the officially approved programs of studies.


There are some curricular variations such as self-pacing, independent study, ungraded classes and mini-courses. Many children are enrolled in courses which cross grade levels. Beyond the primary grades, the school is departmentalized. Teachers typically teach several grades and courses daily within a department.

The Pine View School is a Public university located in Oskaloosa.
The Pine View School was founded in 1968.
The current president of Pine View School is Stephen P. Covert.

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