Dr. Cottingham was appointed Interim Upper School Director in July 2021, and her Pingry experience includes three years as Upper School Academic Dean and a semester as Interim English Department Chair.
Frequently Asked Questions
A place to learn like nowhere else!
Our experienced enrollment team and enthusiastic tour guides, world-class faculty, and parents volunteers are here to make your journey through the Pingry admissions process as stress-free as we can.
Pingry is a K-12, co-ed, independent day school in Short Hills, Basking Ridge and Pottersville, New Jersey, of over 1,100 students, all guided by its historic Honor Code.
Families must complete the Application process. We are requiring applications to be submitted online in keeping with Pingry's commitment to sustainability and the ease and reliability of this format. However, if you do not have access to a computer, please contact the appropriate Admission office. For families applying to our Short Hills Campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For families applying to our Basking Ridge Campus, email email@example.com.
Yes, applicants must be 5 years old by September 1 in the year they will begin Kindergarten.
Typically, we receive six applications per opening.
Yes! Pingry awards over $6.0M in tuition assistance annually to students in grades K-12.
You can learn more about tuition assistance at Pingry here.
We are proud of our impressive list of college matriculation, but even more so, of the number and diversity of schools represented. Our College Counseling Office assists each family in finding a good fit for their student at the next level. To see which colleges and universities recent Pingry graduates are attending, check out our map, the same page where you can find our full college profile.
For details on the transportation options—including bussing—available to Pingry families, please visit pingry.org/transportation.
Lower School - 18 Students
Middle School - 15 Students
Upper School - 14 Students
We accept applications for grades K-11 and openings are as follows:
K - 36 spaces
2 - 18 spaces
4 - 18 spaces
6 - 32 spaces
9 - 50-55 spaces
For other grades - 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 - applications are accepted and spaces become available through attrition.
No. Regardless of their background, Pingry prepares students for success in school and their lives beyond school, fosters their passion for learning and achievement, and helps them learn how to shape a joyful life. Our community seeks prospective students who will embrace all that it means to be a Pingry student—the rigor, the fun, the commitment, and the reward.
Yes, if your child has been placed in our wait pool for a particular academic year, he or she must reapply in any subsequent year, as critical information such as teacher recommendations and test scores must be updated.
We have an extensive list of interscholastic sports offerings for Middle and Upper School students. Explore the possibilities here