Pingry considers its community service program an integral part of the school's educational philosophy and curriculum. The development of character and integrity and the building of self-confidence are essential goals of the school and are achieved through community service. Volunteers often receive as many benefits from these experiences as those who are served.
Basking Ridge Campus
The community service program encourages each student to share his or her time and resources with others. A myriad of projects, both individual and group-oriented, are offered throughout the year. It is, however, the responsibility of each student to plan his or her volunteer service. Students volunteer hours must be served at a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Students should check with Ms. Hartz if there is any question about the status of the organization.
Every student is expected to complete 10 hours of service by May 1 of each academic year. A student may serve a maximum of three hours of service to the Pingry community and may serve all of the necessary 10 hours in summer volunteer work. Each student is also responsible for reporting his or her hours in the community service database. Satisfactory completion of community service hours will be recorded on the student's official transcript and is a graduation requirement.Special Note for Seniors
For more information about the community service program at the Basking Ridge Campus, please contact Shelley Hartz
Short Hills Campus
Building character is at the forefront of the Lower School experience. Although there is not a specific time requirement for each student, all Lower School students are expected to participate in class and school-wide community service projects that occur several times per school year. Buddy classes also spend time working on community service projects together.
For more information about the community service program at the Short Hills Campus, please contact Cathy Everett