Is it possible to simulate for students the eye-opening, transformative experience of international travel in a virtual format? Over Winter Break, Director of Global Education and Engagement Julia Dunbar and History Department Chair Dr. Megan Jones gave it a try.
Pingry at a Glance
Pingry is a K-12, co-ed, independent day school in Short Hills and Basking Ridge, New Jersey, of over 1,100 students, all guided by its historic Honor Code.
Pingry is one school on two campuses!
Short Hills: 28 acres and a completely renovated, modernized home for ~290 students in Grades K-5
Basking Ridge: 192 acres, hosting our Middle School of ~270 students in Grades 6-8, and Upper School of ~570 students in Grades 9-12
Our average class size is:
16 students in each of our warm, inviting Lower School classrooms
14 students in each of our energized, curious Middle School classrooms
13 students in each of our lively, engaged Upper School classrooms
96 different communities in New Jersey and New York are currently represented at Pingry.
Our student body includes 50% students of color, K-12.
73% of Pingry faculty members have earned a master’s degree or higher, and 22 of our teachers have earned doctorates.
19 current faculty members have taught at Pingry for 25 years or more, a special distinction we call "Magistri Maxime Laudandi."
Pingry offers tuition assistance (need-based financial aid and employee remission), with more than $6.3 million awarded in 2019-20 to 18% of the student body.
The size of Pingry’s endowment is approximately $80 million.
One way the community shows its support is through our annual fund, The Pingry Fund, which reached $2.8 million in gifts from approximately 2,500 donors last year.
Pingry is full of neat spaces! For example, our Short Hills Campus features:
a fully remodeled building that includes grade-specific collaboration spaces, a STEAM neighborhood, Makerspace, dedicated instructional spaces for studio art, drama, and music, full-sized gym, state-of-the-art playground, outdoor athletics fields, and a campus garden. Come see for yourself, or take our virtual tour!
Pingry is full of neat spaces! For example, our Basking Ridge Campus features:
Student and faculty collaboration spaces, state-of-the-art science labs, an arts center including a 240-seat theater, a 45,000 square foot multi-sport athletics center, pool, and on-campus nature trail and campsite. Come see for yourself, or take our virtual tour!
In the last 5 years, Pingry has averaged 3 winners, 9 finalists, 10 semifinalists, and 32 commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Big Blue, a navy blue bear, is the official Pingry mascot.
The Basking Ridge Campus claims one four-legged employee: Finn, the dog. Finn is a Border Collie trained to chase geese off of Pingry's athletics fields. When he is not working, he bonds (and lives) with members of the faculty and staff.
We're not just a school - we're a brand! The Pingry School's trademark registrations include: "PINGRY," the "MAXIMA REVERENTIA PUERIS DEBETUR" seal, "EXCELLENCE AND HONOR," and "BIG BLUE SUMMER." Non permitted use of Pingry’s name or any likeness of Pingry’s name, seal or logo in production of a good or service, or to describe any event, outing, club, sports team, group or other activity is forbidden.