News & Events

Pingry News & Events

More News

It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.

Transportation

Students travel to Pingry from nearly 100 different towns. While parents may elect to carpool or drive students to and from the School each day, approximately 25% of our students make use of bus transportation. Every year we evaluate new routes based on current enrollment.

Below are the three bussing options available.

1. Group-Stop Routes, including the Intercampus Shuttle (2021-22) Please Note: Registration is now open, registration will not become binding until August 20.

Routes Serving the Short Hills Campus

Routes Serving the Basking Ridge Campus

Families who use a Pingry group stop route may still be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment from their local school district by filing a B6T form. Pingry contributes to transportation costs for families who receive need-based financial aid.

 

2. Parent-Run Routes

Pingry is supportive of parent-run, door-to-door bussing and will gladly partner on any such parent-run route that intends to contract with our preferred bussing partner, Kensington Bus Company.

Summit Co-op 

Cost
Costs for parent-run bussing varies. Families who use a parent-run route may still be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment from their local school district by filing a B6T form

For information about each parent-run bus route, please contact the co-op directly using the email link above or email Bill Tharp, Operations Officer for Transportation Coordination.

3. District-Run Routes

Based upon demand, students may be bussed by their local district. Pursuant to the laws governing student transportation in New Jersey, parents requesting local bus service must complete the (B6T) Application for Private School Transportation, which, for returning families, is due to Pingry in March prior to each upcoming school year. Even if you are not interested in bussing, we recommend that you still complete a B6T form as you may be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment. Below are the routes that served Pingry families last year:

Millburn Township
Union County Educational Services Commission
Morris County Education Services Commission

Cost
District-run bussing is a tax-subsidized service offered to families. Note that Pingry can make no representations about the quality of service. Ridership on a district-run bus is offered in place of an Aid in Lieu payment, but both options require the submission of a B6T form.

To learn whether or not your district is running a route, you must contact your district's board of education. This information is generally not available until late July.

Prospective families should contact admissions for more information.

 

current families should
contact the operations officer listed below for more information:

Bill Tharp
Operations Officer

wtharp@pingry.org

 

For questions related to financial aid, contact:

financialaid@pingry.org
 

While we do our best to accommodate all families, bussing is not a guarantee, and bus routes change from year to year based on enrollment and demand.