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Applying to Pingry

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for our non-entry years. Please contact our admissions office directly if you are considering an application for our entry years:

Applications for K, 2nd, 4th Grades:

Applications for 6th and 9th Grades:


If you have questions about the admissions process, please do not hesitate to email us at the following addresses:

For applicants to Grades K-5:

For applicants to Grades 6-12:

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.

About the Application Process

Thank you for your interest in our school. We are delighted that you are considering Pingry as an option for your family’s future, and look forward to working with you during the admissions process. Our school has transitioned to a new online application process and we wanted to provide you with some helpful information to help you move forward. Our admissions team’s number one priority is ensuring you have a smooth (and fun!) experience as you navigate through this school process. It is an exciting time in your child’s life and we are excited that you have chosen Pingry as a potential option for your family. To that end, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at any point throughout the admissions season---we are here to help!  

Below you will find an overview on how to apply to Pingry. For more specific details on each of these steps, please click here. In addition, we are excited to share updates regarding our upcoming admissions events, including in-person visits to our Basking Ridge campus. For over a year, all of our admissions’ experiences have been virtual due to Covid. We are thrilled to finally now be able to resume in-person events and cannot wait to meet you and your children over the course of the next several months! Once again, we are here to help and ensure that the application process for your family is smooth and stress-free. To that end, should you encounter any technical difficulties, do not hesitate to email us at the following addresses: For Grades K through 5: For Grades 6 through 12:

Grade-specific Information

Requirements for All Applicants

• All families will virtually meet with a member of the Admission Office as part of the process. The interview/meeting 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 and any standardized testing, 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 appropriate person regarding the missing items.

Participation Policy

The Pingry School’s enrollment process, structured to craft and maintain a community of involved students, enables the School to offer excellent programs across the spectrum of academics and extracurricular activities. Without students’ full participation—both inside the classroom and out—Pingry loses the very dynamic nature of its student body that it so carefully seeks to achieve. Our Honor Code requires that “{Students} should act as responsible members of the community, working for the common good rather than solely for personal advantage.”

Accordingly, it is Pingry’s expectation that students will participate in ways that advantage the community. When students have distinguished themselves through a specific talent or skill, and/or if students participate outside of Pingry at a high level in an activity currently offered at Pingry, it is the expectation and requirement of the School that these students will participate in that activity while enrolled in the Upper School.   


First week of March, 2022: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 6, and 9 will be informed electronically of the Admission Committee decision.

Mid-April, 2022: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Applicants to Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 will be informed electronically of the Admission Committee decision.

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