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Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The Pingry School is committed to sustaining a welcoming and supportive environment both for children and families in its community and those interested in joining the Pingry family. Honoring our legacy and defining our future, the Pingry community values and celebrates a broad definition of diversity that includes ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Recognizing that the only constant in the world of tomorrow will be change, effective leadership will demand intellectual flexibility and agility, creativity, teamwork, comfort with complexity and ambiguity, experience with diversity, and, above all, character and honor. As we prepare our students to claim their place as leaders in the 21st century, it is essential that their intellectual engagement occur in a multicultural environment. Daily experiences with differing perspectives of our larger society, while leaning firmly into that which can be a source of discomfort, will prepare our graduates to thrive as culturally competent individuals in a multicultural world.

Lower school students smiling and posing at Field Day.

Meet Our New Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"'One finger cannot lift a pebble'—that proverb is the essence of community. We all have to do this together. It can't be one person. The diversity that exists in the community means that everyone brings a unique perspective, which adds to and strengthens the community.”

—Matt Levinson, Head of School


Countries represented in the Pingry Community