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How to Apply

Please submit an admission application (and grade-specific documentation) by the necessary deadlines:

Grades K-5 admission application deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
Grades 6-11 admission application deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

If you have questions about the process of submitting an application, please be in touch:

For applicants to K-5: Sheila Ramirez | sramirez@pingry.org
For applicants to 6-11: Allison Brunhouse | abrunhouse@pingry.org

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 19, 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. Upon receipt of the Admission Application, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule the class visit and parent/guardian interview.
January 21, 2019: 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, 2019

Grade 1

Group Visitation: Upon receipt of the Admission Application, the applicant is automatically registered for the group visitation on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 9:30 - 10:45 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, 2019

 

Grades 2-5

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 2018 and February 2, 2019:

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Education Records Bureau’s (ERB) CTP - 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: Pingry applicants can register for the ISEE Primary Level (Grades 2-4) and the Lower Level (Grade 5) online tests at the Short Hills Campus through the above ISEE website. The registration event code will be available on the Admission Portal once the application is submitted. We will not administer the online writing sample. Instead, applicants will complete a handwritten writing sample in pencil on the day of the testing.

The Primary Level (Grades 3 & 4) and the Lower Level (Grade 5) tests will be administered on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (registration will begin at 8:45 a.m.).

The Primary Level (Grade 2) test will be administered on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (registration will begin at 8:45 a.m.).

Second week of March, 2019: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Kindergarten, Grades 2 and 4 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

Mid-April, 2019: 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 2, 2019: 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 21, 2019: Testing results, three recommendation forms, and transcript/report card must be received.

February 1, 2019: 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.

Testing

Complete one of the following standardized tests between September 2018 and January 21, 2019:

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) | School Code: 310315
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) | School Code: 5824
• 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.

Student & Parent/Guardian Interviews

Interviews will be offered on the following dates:

October 9, 19, 25
November 1, 7, 9, 19*, 26
December 3, 5, 11, 12, 18
January 8, 9, 10, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

Student Visit Day

Student visit days will be offered on the following dates:

October 2, 5, 10, 12*, 22, 24, 30
November 2, 6**, 8, 12, 16, 27 30
December 7, 10, 13, 14, 17
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 4***, 5***

*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, 2018. Non-entry year applicants are not eligible to visit on January 11, 18, 25 - those dates are reserved for entry-year applicants only (grades 6 & 9).

Decisions

Second week of March, 2019: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Grades 6 and 9 will be informed of the Admission Committee decision by letter.

Mid-April, 2019: 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.

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