Education

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Quality education impacts a community's long-term vitality.  In Pinehurst, residents have access to one of the top performing school systems in North Carolina, with high levels of parent involvement.  Students who live in Moore County are assigned to the appropriate Moore County school based on the location of their residence.  Pinehurst students are assigned to the following schools:

Pinehurst Elementary SchoolPinehurst Elementary (K-5) is located in the heart of the Village and seeks to continuously improve opportunities for students, design work that develops creativity and critical-thinking and ensure that students are ready for their journey beyond college.

West Pine Elementary (K-5) is located just outside of Pinehurst and their mission is to empower students to develop a passion for life-long learning through providing engaging learning experiences on a daily basis. 

Located just outside of Pinehurst, West Pine Middle School (6-8) provides a safe, nurturing environment in which the entire learning community addresses the unique developmental needs of early adolescence and inspires students to become life-long learners who will embrace diversity, academics and creativity to reach their full learning potential.

Pinehurst high school students attend Pinecrest High School (9-12), whose mission is to ensure that graduates are inquiring, knowledgeable, respectful, and caring citizens of a global community.  U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Pinecrest High School as the 15th top-performing school in the State of North Carolina.

Plans are also currently underway for a new Advanced Career Center high school that will offer unique curriculum to prepare students for careers in health services, skilled contracting services, global leadership, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The Advanced Career Center high school is slated to open in 2019.

Pinehurst residents can also choose from two charter schools: Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School and The Academy of Moore County and several private schools:

Sandhills Community CollegeMoore County also boasts one of the most beautiful community college campuses in the state of North Carolina. Sandhills Community College (SCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associated degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 35 programs.   Courses are offered during the day and evening throughout the year both on and off the main campus.