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Application Process

At Pingry, we love school.

We love how it opens our mind and fills our heart, how it motivates us to stretch ourselves, how it invites us to excel, to know more, to work together in new ways, to expand our sense of what’s possible. School—our school, our education—asks us to embrace life in its fullness and complexity. At Pingry, excellence contains multitudes.

That’s why we’re home to unabashed joy—and a profound sense of purpose.

Application Process by Division

Lower School

Kindergarten through Grade 5

Middle School

Grade 6 through Grade 8

Upper School

Grade 9 through Grade 12

Important Information

We hope that you use your application to Pingry as an opportunity to reflect on—and be proud of—your distinct set of talents, passions, and perspectives. Be unapologetically you, for there is incredible power in authenticity. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!


Our Pingry Community

Ally Smith '24  uncovers the true essence of her Pingry school experience by exploring the vital importance of the Honor Code, dismantling the "pressure cooker" myth, and encouraging new students to fearlessly embrace authenticity and all that Pingry has to offer.

Becca Kirschner '25

Becca discusses how Pingry supports students in finding balance in their school experience and interests, and how students are encouraged to choose their own path.

Nataly Ruiz '25

Nataly describes what the transition from public to private school was like for her, and how Pingry and her classmates inspired her to come out of her shell.

Alex Wong '25

What's the secret to Alex's success? He believes that bringing a positive attitude to all you do will lead you to creating the best version of yourself at Pingry.


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Meet Our Students

Reach out to our current parents and hear their testimonials about their experiences as part of the Pingry community. 

Our Story

Over 160 years ago, Dr. John Francis Pingry founded a school with a broad vision and roots that extended well beyond academics. 

Pingry At-A-Glance

Learn more about the Pingry School, a place of learning, discovery, and innovation. Founded in 1861, Pingry's areas of excellence span three divisions, experiential learning, the arts and athletics.