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College Counseling

At Pingry, we believe our extraordinary students are bound for extraordinary experiences.

Pingry graduates enroll in colleges and universities that meet their ambitions—and they have the courage, the character, and the skills to cultivate a better world. To ensure the brilliance, rigor, and sheer joy fostered inside our classrooms, out on our fields, and within our music and performing arts programs will be continued through higher education and beyond, our College Counseling team works with each of our students to match them with colleges and universities that meet their ambitions. At The Pingry School, we provide our students with a foundation of Excellence and Honor, and our thoughtful and collaborative college counselors help our students secure a future where their celebrated multitudes of excellence can meet new challenges, discover new experiences, and revel in meeting the world beyond.

 

  

It’s the journey, not the destination, that matters most. And we are your enthusiastic guides, ready to help you discover your home after Pingry. We guide students as they consider a range of options, teach them how to put together a college application that reflects their beliefs and talents, and help them choose the path that suits them best."

  

College Counseling Program Dates: 2023-2024

College Counseling Event Date and Time Description
Forms IV and V Practice ACT Saturday, January 20
7:45–11:00 a.m.
Grades 10–11 Students
College Counseling Webinar -
College Kickstart
Wednesday, January 24
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Form V Students Parents/Guardians; this webinar will
focus on how to utilize one of our research platforms called
College Kickstart; note, this event will also be recorded.
Curriculum Planning Evening
for Form IV and V Parents and
Guardians
Wednesday, January 31
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Parents and Guardians; this event is to discuss course options
and philosophies for the 2024-2025 school year.
College Counseling Seminar Wednesday, February 7
8:30 a.m. in Hauser
Form V Students only; while this is a Faculty Collaboration Day,
the College Counseling seminar is mandatory for juniors.
PSAT/Practice ACT Review
Meeting for Form IV and V Parents
and Guardians
Thursday, February 8
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Mr. David Blobaum from Summit Prep and college counselors will
discuss standardized testing and the college process.
College Counseling Seminar Wednesday, March 6
8:30 a.m. in Hauser
Form V Students only; while this is a Faculty Collaboration Day,
the College Counseling seminar is mandatory for juniors.
College Counseling Seminar Wednesday, April 3
8:30 a.m. in Hauser
Form V Students only; while this is a Faculty Collaboration Day, the College Counseling seminar is mandatory for juniors.
Forms III, IV, V College
Evening for Parents and Students
Wednesday, April 24
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Rebecca Sabky, a former admissions director at Dartmouth College
and author of Valedictorians at the Gate (Macmillan, 2021) is our guest
speaker. Afterwards, attendees will join the college counselors for breakout sessions specific to their Form.
College Counseling Seminar Wednesday, May 1
8:30 a.m. in Hauser
Form V Students only; while this is a Faculty Collaboration Day, the College
Counseling seminar is mandatory for juniors; this is an especially important
seminar date given a focus on the personal statement and a workshop run
by College Essay Guy.
College Jumpstart Thursday, June 13
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Form V Students only; while optional, it is highly recommended that
all juniors (rising seniors!) attend. We will begin work on the Common
Application and continue focusing on essay development. Attending the
program has proven beneficial as it gives students a “jump start” before their busy senior year!
*Unless noted as a webinar, events are in-person    

 

Meet our Team

The Pingry School has six college counselors, each of them able to tailor the admissions process to every student navigating the college admissions process. Our counselors consider individual strengths and help navigate how students can tell their story in an authentic and compelling manner. Additionally, they provide strong insight into the application and selection process and bring a wide range of knowledge on where each particular student will flourish.

College Athletics Recruiting Coordinator and College Counselor

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Head of School

Get to Know Tim Lear.

Tim Lear is Pingry's 17th Head of School in our 162-year history.

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.