Skip To Main Content

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 Attendees
Form VI College Evening Tuesday, September 19, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Grade 12 Parents and Guardians
College Aid Pro (Webinar)

Tuesday, October 10,
7:00–8:00 p.m.

Grades 9–12 Parents and Guardians, but especially for Grade 12 families who are applying for financial aid in college
Senior Essay Writing Workshop (during PSAT day) Wednesday, October 11, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Grade 12 Students
College Decisions: Supporting Your Senior (Webinar) Monday, December 4,
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Grade 12 Parents and Guardians
Forms IV and V Practice ACT Saturday, January 20,
7:45–11:00 a.m.
Grades 10–11 Students
Standardized Testing Information Evening Thursday, February 8,
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Grades 10–11 Parents and Guardians
Form V College Evening Tuesday, April 2,
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Grade 11 Parents and Guardians
Forms III and IV College Evening Tuesday, April 23,
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Grades 9–10 Parents and Guardians
Form V College Jumpstart Program Thursday, June 13,
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Grade 11 ("Rising Seniors"/Class of 2025) Students
*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.

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.