Pingry students in all three divisions paused on January 12 and 13 to honor Dr. King's memory.
Honor & Character
At Pingry, we believe in a commitment to character.
When honorable behavior is more about attitude and spirit than rules and regulations, good things happen. When decent, self-respecting behavior is guided by personal integrity and a genuine concern for others—whether encouraged by the Lower School’s Code of Conduct or the Middle and Upper School’s Honor Code—everybody wins.
At Pingry, we believe in the power of one to influence many.
When students behave in a trustworthy manner, they not only help themselves, but also further the interests of the school, their class, and their clubs and teams.
At Pingry, we believe in leading by example.
When students conduct themselves in a moral and decent manner, they not only benefit themselves but serve as valuable contributors to their school and the larger world. This belief is underscored by our requirement that all students, from the youngest to the college-bound, give back to the community each year through community service.
At Pingry, we believe in personal empowerment.
When students take responsibility for themselves as well as for their peers, the community as a whole is strengthened, a belief underscored by our Honor Board.
Just as each student is responsible for upholding the community’s standards, a committee of students and faculty is responsible for ensuring that every student is familiar with and governed by our Honor Code.
The Honor Code
Pingry believes that students should understand and live by standards of honorable behavior, which are essentially a matter of attitude and spirit rather than a system of rules and regulations. Decent, self-respecting behavior must be based on personal integrity and genuine concern for others and on the ethical principles which are the basis of civilized society.
The members of the Pingry community should conduct themselves in a trustworthy manner that will further the best interests of the school, their class, and any teams or clubs to which they belong. They should act as responsible members of the community, working for the common good rather than solely for personal advantage. They should honor the rights of others, conducting themselves at all times in a moral and decent manner while at Pingry and throughout their lives as citizens of and contributors to the larger community of the world.
Authored by Pingry students, 1926
Adopted by Pingry faculty, 1949