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How to Apply

Submit your Application

Grades K-5 applications must be received by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
Grades 6-11 applications must be received by Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

We require applications, recommendations and the transcript/report card to be submitted online in keeping with Pingry’s commitment to sustainability and the ease and reliability of this format. However, if this presents a hardship, please contact the Admission Office: 908.647.6419 so that we may assist you.

Grade-specific Information

For applicants to Grades K-5

For applicants to Grades K-5

December 20, 2017: Admission Application (Family & Applicant Information Forms, Parent & Student Questionnaire Forms), application fee of $75 and an optional photo should be received. Since part of the application process is a visit by the student, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. We can only accommodate a certain number of students per day and our calendar fills up quickly. Upon receipt of the Admission Application, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule the class visit and parent/guardian interview.
January 22, 2018: Supporting documentation must be received.

Grade-specific requirements

Kindergarten

Group Visitation form: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, families will have access to register for a group visitation date within the Admission Portal.
Teacher Recommendation form: submit to the applicant’s current teacher after December 1.
One-on-one evaluation: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, families will have access to schedule the one-on-one evaluation within the Admission Portal.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Interview: will occur at the same time as their child's one-on-one evaluation.
Transcript/Report Card Request form: submit this form to the applicant’s school. (As a note, we do understand that not every school provides this information for applicants)

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants to Kindergarten must be 5 by September 1, 2018

Grade 1

Group Visitation: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, the applicant is automatically registered for the group visitation on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9-11 a.m.
Teacher Recommendation form: submit to the applicant’s current teacher after December 1.
Transcript/Report Card Request form: submit this form to the applicant’s school.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants to Grade 1 must be 6 by September 1, 2018

Grade 2

Teacher Recommendation forms: submit to the applicant’s previous and current year teacher after December 1.
• Transcript/Report Card Request form: submit this form to the applicant’s school.
Class Visit & Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Interview: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, families will have access to schedule within the Admission Portal
Group Visitation & Testing: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, the applicant is automatically registered for the group visitation & testing on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9-11 a.m.

Grades 3-5

Teacher Recommendation forms: submit to the applicant’s previous and current year teacher after December 1.
• Transcript/Report Card Request form: submit this form to the applicant’s school.
Class Visit & Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Interview: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, families will have access to schedule within the Admission Portal
Testing Information: Complete one of the below standardized tests between September 2017 and January 22, 2018:

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Education Records Bureau’s (ERB) CTP 4 - this test would be offered at your child's school (typically independent schools administer this test; however not always at times that line up with the admission process)

Testing Note: The Pingry School's Short Hills Campus will administer the ISEE Lower Level online test to Pingry applicant's on February 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m (check-in begins at 8 a.m.) The registration event code will be available within the Admission Portal once the application is submitted.

Second week of March, 2018: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Kindergarten, Grades 2 and 4 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

Mid-April, 2018: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Grades 1, 3, and 5 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

For applicants to Grades 6-11

January 3, 2018: Admission Application (Family & Applicant Information Forms, Parent & Student Questionnaire Forms), application fee of $75 and an optional photo should be received. Since part of the application process is a visit by the student, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. We can only accommodate a certain number of students per day and our calendar fills up quickly.

January 22, 2018: Testing results, three recommendation forms, and transcript/report card must be received.

Testing

Complete one of the following standardized tests between September 2017 and January 22, 2018:

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
• Education Records Bureau’s (ERB) CTP 4 - this test would be offered at your child's school (typically indepedent schools administer this test; however not always at times that line up with the admission process)

Three Recommendations

• Submit one Teacher Recommendation form to a current humanities teacher (English, language arts, writing, or history) after December 1.
• Submit the other Teacher Recommendation form to a current math teacher after December 1.
• Submit the Extracurricular Recommendation form to an adult who has worked with the applicant in an activity or special interest they enjoy outside of the classroom.

Transcript

Submit the Transcript/Report Card Request form to the applicant’s school.

January 31, 2018: Visit day and student and parent/guardian interviews should be completed. Upon receipt of the Admission Application, families will have access to schedule the visit and interviews within their Admission Portal. In most cases, applicants will spend the day on campus and the student and parent/guardian interviews will occur on a separate day.

Student & Parent/Guardian Interviews

Interviews will be offered on the following dates:

October 12, 18, 31
November 2, 7**, 10, 20*, 27, 30
December 4, 6, 13, 14, 19
January 9*, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31

Student Visit Day

Student visit days will be offered on the following dates:

October 3, 6, 11, 13*, 23, 25, 30
November 3, 7**, 9, 17, 28, 29
December 1, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18
January 12, 19, 26, 29***, 30***

*Reserved for siblings of Pingry students & their families
**Reserved for NJ SEEDS scholars & their families
***Reserved for students applying for a non-entry year visit (grades 7, 8, 10 & 11) who submit an application after December 7, 2017 Non-entry year applicants are not eligible to visit on January 12, 19, 26 - those dates are reserved for entry-year applicants only (grades 6 & 9).

Decisions

Second week of March, 2018: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Grades 6 and 9 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

Mid-April, 2018: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Grades 7, 8, 10, and 11 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

For all applicants

• All applicants will visit campus and parent(s)/guardian(s) will interview as part of the admission process. This interview is an opportunity for the family to ask questions and learn more about Pingry. We look forward to the conversation!

• Recommendation forms must be submitted directly to Pingry by the recommender/school.

• Current year teacher recommendation forms should be submitted to the teacher after December 1 of the current school year.

• Transcript/Report Card for the current school year as well as the past two school years must be submitted directly to Pingry by the applicant’s school.

It is the applicant/prospective family’s responsibility to follow up with the Admission Office in a timely manner regarding the status of the applicant’s file, keeping in mind the deadlines for documentation. If the file is incomplete, it is the responsibility of the family to contact the school/teacher regarding the missing items.