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After winning Preps and the Non-Public A Championships last year, among many other accomplishments, Big Blue returns one of its strongest teams in recent history, and looks to once again advance to the Meet of Champions.

Led by captains Josie Jahng '19, Margot Present '19, and Avery Didden '19, this season's team is seven seniors strong and looking to improve upon their winning record last year.

Pingry at a Glance

Basic School & Enrollment Info

Pingry is a co-ed independent day school in Short Hills and Basking Ridge, New Jersey, of over 1,100 students, all guided by our historic Honor Code.

Campuses & Divisions

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

Class Size

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

Diverse Community

99 different communities in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania are represented at Pingry.

Our student body includes 48% students of color, K-12.

Faculty with Advanced Degrees

74% of Pingry faculty members have earned a master’s degree or higher, and 17 of our teachers have earned doctorates.

Faculty Tenure

25 current faculty members have taught at Pingry for 25 years or more, a special distinction we call "Magistri Laudandi."

Tuition Assistance

Pingry offers tuition assistance (need-based financial aid and employee remission), with more than $5.7 million awarded in 2016-2017 to 16% of the student body.

Endowment & Giving

The size of Pingry’s endowment is approximately $93 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.

Key Facilities—Short Hills Campus

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!

Key Facilities—Basking Ridge Campus

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!

National Merit Scholars

In the last 5 years, Pingry has averaged 2 winners, 10 finalists, 10 semifinalists, and 36 commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

School Mascot. . . and Pet!

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.

The Pingry Brand

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.