The Pingry School

131 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent co-educational college preparatory day school for students in K-12. It has a national reputation for its long tradition of academic excellence and its commitment to an unparalleled education that emphasizes honor and character, respect, and service. Building on its foundation of over 150 years, Pingry today is a vibrant learning community dedicated to generating intellectual engagement and fostering honor and character in a diverse and inclusive environment. The Pingry experience is based on mutual respect and personal integrity. The foundation of this belief is Pingry’s Honor Code, which, since 1926, has set the ethical standard that underlies every dimension of school life.

Pingry promotes excellence and honor at all levels of school life. Students participate in a demanding college preparatory program and an extensive array of co-curricular opportunities. Our student-athletes are recruited by some of the premier college athletics programs in the country, and many others go on to compete at the Division I and Division III levels. Pingry students are curious, creative, and involved–in the classroom, on the athletics fields, in the studios, on the stage, and in their communities. Our graduates go on to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities such as Amherst, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Middlebury, MIT, Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, and the United States Naval Academy.

The Pingry School is also committed to sustaining a welcoming and supportive environment for all children and families in its community and those interested in joining the Pingry family. Pingry values and celebrates ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic diversity. All members of our community– including trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni–contribute to the School in many different ways but share a unified and consistent commitment to Pingry’s mission. The core of this commitment, and the link between Pingry’s past and future, is John Pingry’s founding motto: “Greatest respect is due students.”

During the admission process, Pingry looks for academically focused and community-oriented students who represent a variety of interests, talents, and experiences and who are eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities that Pingry offers.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address131 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Other Locations50 Country Day Dr, Short Hills 07078
Year Established1861
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$28,265-33,040; estimated extras $500-3000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded162
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,800,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades9-12
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, European History, French, German, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review. Tuition Day $890-5250. 2-6 weeks. Sports. Tuition Day $150-695. 1-2 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, MSA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Water Polo
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School132
Most Common Graduate DestinationsBucknell 11, Lehigh 7, Cornell 5, NYU 5, Princeton 4, Vanderbilt 4
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT620-740
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT620-730
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT640-750
ACT Mid-50 Percentile28-33


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$75
New Students180
Percentage of Applicants Accepted30
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)82
Tests Used for AdmissionCTP 4, ISEE, SSAT


AdministratorNathaniel E. Conard
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since2005
Administrator's CredentialsBS, Yale Univ, MBA, Dartmouth College
Director(s) of AdmissionsAllison C. Brunhouse, Director of Admission & Enrollment

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,065
Day Students1,065
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)527
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)538
Student Body EthnicityWhite 55%, Latino 3%, African-American 8%, Asian 14%, Other 20%
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio9:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty160
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)65

Campus & Endowment

Buildings on Campus2
Endowment Value$70,000,000
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