"Pilot" is the first episode of Season 1.
A series of flashbacks introduce us to Vera Sharma and her journey back to Winter Lake Academy for the Arts, as well as the journeys of fellow young alumni (and recently married couple) Leo Hartz and Maya Song. Fast forward to the summer of 2013: A month before school goes into session, Vera and Harry move into the Head's House. Violet Andrews organizes a Welcome To The Neighborhood party, which ends in disaster when one of her kids accidentally leaves the back door open and Julianne, Harry's prize black pug, makes a run for it. The entire staff goes on a wild goose chase around campus to locate the dog. With renovations going on in their new apartment, Leo and Maya struggle to come up with lesson plans while living with Leo's overbearing parents Judy and Elliott.