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At Pingry, students enjoy a rich academic and social life filled with a host of co- and extra-curricular activities, including athletics, visual arts, drama, music, journalism, community service, environmental programs, and more.

With more than 60 clubs, organizations, and enrichment opportunities spread across two campuses offering the best in facilities and resources, students have countless opportunities to pursue their interests and develop new passions.

Student Publications

The Pingry Record

Founded in 1895, The Pingry Record has the distinction of being the oldest continuously published country day school newspaper in the United States. The paper began as a "lark" by a group of boys who thought it might be fun to edit a newspaper containing school news. The first paper, handed from student to student, was largely regarded as a joke by the student body and became known as "The Bughouse Tribune."

However, its successful circulation around the school presented the opportunity for a real school paper in printed form. The idea pleased everyone, and Headmaster W.H. Corbin was asked to appoint a board of editors to start an official school publication. The first editor in chief was Barton W. Currie (class of 1895), who took his work very seriously. Currie later went on to become editor in chief of the Ladies' Home Journal in 1925.

Today, The Record is staffed by Upper School students who write, edit, and provide the artwork as well as the layout in Adobe InDesign. 


The Pingry Record

Vital Signs


Vital Signs is Pingry’s student-run current events magazine, featuring Pingry students’ original analyses of serious national and world issues. Topics range from domestic politics and policy to business and economics, from science and technology to international affairs and the changing dynamics of the global system.

Since its inception in 1986, Vital Signs has grown and evolved, and has been recognized with numerous awards. Today, Vital Signs continues to be staffed by Upper School students, with faculty advising from Matthew Honohan of the Pingry History Department. Vital Signs provides an opportunity for our contributors to grapple with the questions that shape the modern era, and is the place where “Pingry Students Take the Pulse of the World.”


Vital Signs


Published annually, this is the art and literary magazine by Upper School students.


Pingry Community Research Journal (PCR)

A Journal of Scientific Research conducted by Pingry students.

PCR Issues

Student Organizations

Extracurricular Academics

fyi sci
Students use science to educate themselves and others so that they can affect change in the world around them—starting right here at Pingry! By researching scientific misconceptions, controversies, and interesting news and delivering findings through a variety of media channels, Project 80 members hope to impact the community to become more engaged in science.
Faculty Advisor: D'Ausilio

Open to: All students in the Upper School

IRT Independent Research Team
The IRT Independent Research Team is a group of small teams doing original research on topics ranging from molecular biology to physics to computer science. Each team is lead by a senior student and a faculty mentor who are responsible for teaching underclassmen, collaborating with scientists at nearby universities, and driving the project forward. All projects are novel, student-driven, and grounded in the current scientific literature.
Faculty Advisor: Kirkhart
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors

Humanities iRT
Based on the iRT model, which is traditionally used by the sciences, the Humanities iRT offers students the opportunity to partner with faculty members to do advanced study in the humanities.

Faculty Advisor: Burkhart
Open to: All students in the Upper School

Journal Club
Students, faculty, alumni, and researchers present cutting edge experiments being undertaken at universities and research institutions around the world. Anyone is welcome to join a Journal Club presentation on Fridays during Conference Period. Previous presentations may be viewed here.
Faculty Advisor: Kirkhart
Open to: Absolutely anyone who wishes to listen, discuss or present

Model Congress
This group is dedicated to promoting political awareness across the community and building a foundation for lifelong leadership skills.
Faculty Advisor: Grant, Dunbar

Model UN
This body is dedicated to promoting an awareness of global issues and an appreciation for international dialogue, cooperation, and diplomacy.
Faculty Advisor: Murray

Quiz Bowl
This group offers academically talented students the chance to demonstrate their knowledge through Jeopardy-style tournaments with other schools. The group participates in various local, regional, and national academic championships.
Faculty Advisor: Richardson, Smith

Robotics Team
This club offers members the opportunity to compete in a global program known as FIRST Robotics. Participants gain knowledge of engineering, problem-solving, programming and teamwork through hands-on experience. FTC 6069 and FRC 2577 are competitive academic teams with the objective to design and build robots for, respectively, the FIRST Tech Challenge, starting in September, and FIRST Robotics Competition, starting in January. The teams are divided into student-led programming, electrical, mechanical, and public relations sub teams.
Faculty Advisor: Jenkins
Open to: All Students in the Upper School

Students collaborate with scientists to learn about a researcher's field of study. Using a three dimensional printer, students create models of protein structures to help them explain complicated biological processes. Students then present their work at a national scientific conference.
Faculty Advisor: D'Ausilio
Open to: Sophomores

Speech and Debate Team
The Pingry Speech and Debate team aims to improve the oratorical, argumentative, and critical thinking skills of Pingry students through events like Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Original Oratory, and many more. Members of the Pingry Speech and Debate Team compete at the local, regional, and national level against other students across the country.
Faculty Advisor: Coe

Waksman Student Scholars Program
Students identify and analyze DNA sequences from the duckweed Landoltia punctata. Once completed, the student's sequence is published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information database for scientists to access.
Faculty Advisor: Maxwell
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Honor Board

The Honor Board is a group of Upper School students—representing each Form—who aim to promote the spirit of the Honor Code within the Pingry community. As a student-driven organization, the Honor Board addresses current issues relating to honor and character in the community.

Honor Board

Middle School Student Clubs

Faculty-Sponsored Clubs

These clubs often meet outside of the regular school day and require a significant commitment.

Yearbook Club
Yearbook Club meets weekly with Ms. Boone. In Yearbook Club, students gain an understanding of print media, layout, and design as they collaborate under the direction of a graphic designer to work together in a joyful climate. Students will be responsible for the section of the Pingry yearbook that documents their time in the Middle School. Some activities documented in the Middle School section of the Pingry Yearbook include: class trips, class pages, athletics and activities, the arts, and life as a member of our Middle School community.

Chess Club
The Middle School Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Room M219 with Mr. Niehues. There will be a brief daily chess lesson, followed by chess puzzles and individual play. Students will get a membership at where they can take lessons, solve puzzles, and play others without restrictions of time and place. There are incentives (gift certificates for the “Bear Pause”) for students who reach certain milestones (especially puzzle ratings). There will be occasionally be opportunities to participate in USCF rated tournaments on weekends.

Math Club
Math Club meets every Monday afternoon from 3:45-5:00 p.m. in Room M208 with Mr. Brown. Math Club is an opportunity for students to practice for, and participate in several state and national math competitions. The Math Club competes in AMC 8, MathCounts, and Math Madness. During club time, students work individually or in groups to improve speed and understanding of competitive style math problems. Through Math Club, students who are excited about exploring mathematics are able to hone their mathematical skills and explore more complex concepts.

Math Team
Grade 6 Math Team meets 7:30-8:00 a.m. onThursdays in Room 437 with Mrs. Lange. We study logical thinking, number sense, algebra, geometry, and discrete mathematics. Students are encouraged to work together on 4-10 problems per session. Participants have the option of competing in five MOEMS ( contests at school, and/or as many as four Math League ( contests off campus, from October through March. Updates and a full schedule are available on Mrs. Lange’s Google+ Community, Pingry Mathemagics.

Community Service Club
All Middle School students are welcome to participate in the Community Service Club, but first priority is given to Form I and Form II students who need to fulfill their required 10 hours of community service. Community Service Club meets after school once a month on various days. The club is organized by two student leaders under the direction of Mrs. Thau. Community Service Club members work on projects to benefit charitable organizations outside of Pingry such as Color-a-Smile, Samaritan Homeless Interim Program and Operation NJ Cares. Students who attend are responsible for submitting their own service hours to Pingry’s Community Service database.

MS Green Group
The Green Group is a group of enthusiastic and committed students who raise awareness of “green” issues by planning and hosting such events as all-school environmental trivia games and poster campaigns to increase awareness of energy consumption and recycling procedures. Green Group meets weekly on Thursdays during Flex. All students are welcome to attend meetings and help with projects. Green Group also hosts weekly "Campus Rambles” during which they explore Pingry’s forest and wetlands.

Student Government
Student Government is comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade representatives to be a voice for their peers in the Middle School. These representatives host three after school events throughout the year open to all middle school students. They also work to create proposals of ideas they would like to implement to improve the Middle School. Student Government meets regularly on Wednesdays during Flex, but students will also get together as needed to work on their proposals. For a list of the current year's Middle School Student Government Representatives, see the Student Government section of this page.

Delicious Desserts
Delicious Desserts provides students an opportunity to bake treats for St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Newark, NJ in return for an opportunity to fulfill some community service requirements through baking. Students can earn one hour for baking a dozen treats and two hours for baking two dozen treats. This organization does not regularly meet as a club, but does provide students an opportunity to bake for a good cause!


Student-Created Clubs

These clubs vary from year-to-year, based on student interest. They typically meet during Flex Period.

Debate Club
Mock Trial Club
Film & Photography Club
Leadership League
Creative Writing Club
3D Design Club
Dance Club
Comic Book Club
Singing Club
Band Club
Rocketry Club
Theater Club
Art Club
Book Club
Pingry Scouts
Track Club
Handbells Club

Student Government

The student government embodies the ideals and beliefs of the students and faithfully serves their best interests through the coordination and oversight of student activities. The student government strives to advance and unify the school by promoting good citizenship and encouraging school participation. It acts as a liaison between the administration and the student body and may, with the guidance and approval of the administration, recommend changes to school policy.

2018-2019 Student Government Representatives

Upper School

Student Body President: Andrew Cowen

Form VI

Class President: Ethan Malzberg
Class Vice-President: Matt Keller

Class Council Representatives:

  • Miro Bergam
  • Felicia Ho
  • Allie Matthias
  • Leo Zhu
Form V

Class President: Burke Pagano

Class Vice-President: Brian Li

Class Council Representatives:

  • Stuart Clarke
  • Roger Matthews
  • James Wang
  • Alexandra (Ola) Weber
  • James Cummings
Form IV

Class President: Nolan Baynes

Class Vice-President: Rohan Pandle

Class Council Representatives:

  • Noah Bergam
  • Teodora Kolarov
  • Emma Huang
  • Walker Johnson
  • Henry Wood

Form III

Class President: Niles Luke

Class Vice-President: Ashleigh Provoost

Class Council Representatives:

  • Giles Burnett
  • Claire Fernicola
  • Ben Gottesman
  • Daniel Ittycheria
  • Bella Vieser

Middle School

Co-Presidents: Gray Doyle and J.P. Salvatore

Form II

Class Council Representatives:

  • Zala Bhan
  • Alexa Drovetsky
  • Spencer Jahng
  • Charles Jiang
  • Milenka Men
  • Peter O'Mara
Form I

Class Council Representatives:

  • Carson Didden
  • Emily Gao
  • Saniya Kamat
  • Max Naseef
  • Anika Sinha
  • Sebastian Talarek
  • Thomas Yanez
Grade 6

Class Council Representatives:

  • Eddy Chen
  • Isabelle Chen
  • Morgan Dwyer
  • Elbert Ho
  • Menaal Khan
  • Dhruv Nagarajan
  • Alex Wong


Upper School Student Clubs

The 20 Miles Away Club
The club connects Pingry Students to Saint Ann's Soup Kitchen of Newark, New Jersey. Pingry students contribute by baking approximately 50 dozen homemade baked goods per month, and transporting them to the kitchen. The club also takes monthly trips to the Soup Kitchen's literacy program, where Pingry students read with child-clients. In addition, the 20 Miles Away Club brings volunteers to annual special events at the kitchen, such as the toy and coat drive.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

African Dance Club
This club allows students to share traditional African culture with the Pingry community through dance.
Faculty Advisors: Taylor and Wheeler

The American Field Service Club (AFS)
This club aims to spread awareness about international studies. Every year, we invite a student from another country and have a host family take care of them while they are in our community. The club also raises money to help study-abroad students who need money for school or travel.
Faculty Advisor: Jewett

Anatomy Club
Students meet approximately once per month to examine the anatomy of different organisms by dissection. Meetings are monthly during CP.
Faculty Advisor: Torres
Open to: All Students in the Upper School

A registered, non-profit organization that aids the victims of Japan’s 2011 earthquake & tsunami. Students volunteer their time to communicate in English with high school students affected by the disaster.
Faculty Advisor: Lebowitz

Big Blue for Life
Observing a consistent life ethic, members of Big Blue for Life work to protect life from conception to natural death, particularly those lives threatened by abortion, death penalty, euthanasia, infanticide, embryonic stem cell research and war. In furtherance of these goals, members seek to promote respect for life at Pingry and on a local, state and national level, to educate on life issues, to help those in need so that life is a promising choice and to work with others who share common goals.
Faculty Advisors: Hymas and Jenkins

Big Blue Pride
The purpose of the BBP is to encourage school spirit and organize things such as tailgates, pep rallies, and student sections.
Faculty Advisor: Ross

Black Student Union
A platform for African-American students to not only have a fun but also safe place in which we can collaborate on ideas affecting the black community, while also making efforts to further the success of African Americans. Although this is a club targeted towards Black students, it's not exclusive as everyone is encouraged to join.
Faculty Advisor: Artis

Bridges Outreach
The Bridges Club gets Pingry students involved with the Bridges Outreach organization, a New-Jersey based non-profit that provides food and other supplies to homeless communities in New York, Newark, and Irvington. Students can participate in "runs" to New York City to assist the delivery and distribution of necessities.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

The Buddy Program
The members of our club mentor kids, in grades K - 8, during the Greater Brunswick Charter School's after school program. The kids at the charter school love their Pingry mentors and role models!
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Care For a Friend
Our club works to raise awareness about autism and participate in events with the Care For a Friend organization. It is a platform for communicating & orchestrating events and activities for social therapy of kids on the autism spectrum by enabling them to interact & make friends with regular kids.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Chess Club
The Chess Club strives to help those interested in chess develop their skills, or just pick up a new hobby while surrounded by peers.
Faculty Advisor: Bourne

Children's Specialized Hospital Club
This club is dedicated to helping the Children's Specialized Hospital through fundraising, group volunteering, donating objects such as toys and clothing, and putting together much needed welcome bags and snack/meal bags for the children and their families.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Chinese Club
The Chinese club seeks to promote the Chinese language as well as Chinese culture. By celebrating Chinese holidays, watching Chinese movies, playing traditional Chinese games, and eating traditional Chinese food, students have the opportunity to embrace Chinese culture outside of the classroom.
Faculty Advisor: Hao

Creative Writing Club
To foster a love of creative writing within Pingry students. We hope to achieve this through different exercises, prompts, and safe spaces where people can feel free to share their writing.
Faculty Advisor: Taylor

Community Service Club
To announce and provide community service opportunities to the students.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

The Denan Project Club
The Denan Project (TDP) Club is an opportunity for students to work closely with senior members of The Denan Project, a nonprofit organization that supports impoverished areas around the world. We will engage in several projects and initiatives throughout the course of the year to raise money and awareness for TDP, allowing club members to make a "hands on" difference in these impoverished areas. Club members will also receive the unique opportunity to learn more about the missions, goals, and history of TDP through speakers who will attend events that the club will host.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Donate Life
The goal of Donate Life is to inform and raise awareness for organ donations and to honor organ donors/recipients. Fundraising is a main goal for the club to help supply more research for organ donation in New Jersey.
Faculty Advisor: Torres

Donors Choose Club
This club aims to help Pingry students recognize our educational privilege and support schools/students that are less fortunate.
Faculty Advisor: Huang-Hobbs

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
FBLA hopes to educate members about basic fundamentals of running a business in a fun, hands-on way.
Faculty Advisor: Rushforth

Film Club
The Film Club aims to screen and discuss great films and understand what makes them great.
Faculty Advisor: Crowley-Delman and Sullivan

Foreign Affairs Club
To educate the Pingry community on the complex issues of foreign affairs and relations.
Faculty Advisor: Murray

French Club
French Club serves to educate Pingry students on French culture and language outside of the classroom. French Club provides an opportunity for students to learn and discuss about their interest in French culture by celebrating holidays, watching movies, discussing current events, eating French foods, and learning commonly used French phrases.
Faculty Advisor: Benoit

Future of Medicine Club
To provide a place for Pingry students who are interested in medical careers to learn directly from professionals.
Faculty Advisor: Carannante

German Club
This club seeks to raise awareness about Pingry’s German program and German-related events and programs. The club also shares its enjoyment of German culture with other members of the community.
Faculty Advisors: LaValette

GirlCode aims to educate and inspire girls to try out Computer Science to help close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. As computers and technology grow increasingly important to society, coding is quickly becoming an essential skill. The club strives to teach girls how to code, which will open up new opportunities for them in the future.
Faculty Advisor: Thuzar and Jolly

Go Club
The Go Club aims to provide a platform for students to learn and play a fantastic strategy game that develops analytical abilities, fosters creativity, and encourages big-picture thinking.
Faculty Advisor: Jolly

Green Group
This group promotes sustainability at Pingry and in the wider surrounding community. Learn more.
Faculty Advisor: Delman, Sullivan, and Tandon

Handbells Choir
The Upper School Handbells Club serves to create an fun, relaxing, entry level music experience where everyone is welcomed.
Faculty Advisor: Winston

Horizon Music Volunteers
Once a month, our group goes to senior homes and performs for the senior citizens. The events are entirely student run and are good community service opportunities for musicians!
Faculty Advisor: Moore

Humans of Pingry
The Humans of Pingry club is based off of the world known Instagram account Humans of New York. This club serves as an opportunity to photograph and interview various teachers, students and workers here on campus in order to be able to share and understand their stories, interests and thoughts. This club helps bring the community together.
Faculty Advisor: Bonds

Improv and Acting Club
The Improv Club serves to teach and practice improvisation, acting, and to mentor younger students in order to introduce them to theater.
Faculty Advisor: Romankow

Interact Club
Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps the school/community and one that promotes international understanding. By carrying out these service projects, students can make international connections while developing leadership skills.
Faculty Advisor: Dillon

The John Taylor Babbitt ’07 (JTB) Foundation Club
JTB was founded to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death like that suffered by John Babbitt, a Pingry student who collapsed and died of undiagnosed sudden cardiac death while playing basketball in 2006.The club's four main goals are: Advocacy, Education, Defibrillators, and Fundraising. We advocate to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in the local and Pingry community. We educate those about the proper use of Defibrillators and how they can save lives. Lastly, we fundraise to purchase defibrillators for schools or community organizations who lack the funding to purchase a defibrillator on their own.
Faculty Advisor: Webster

Knitting Club
To knit scarves and hats for the less fortunate.
Faculty Advisor: Coxe

Kpop Club
We explore Korean culture through popular music and dance.
Faculty Advisor: Wheeler

Lacrosse The Nations
This club seeks to unify the lacrosse community in initiatives to improve education and health while creating joy and opportunity for children in need.
Faculty Advisor: Abbott

Learn Japanese Club
The Learn Japanese Club seeks to promote the Japanese language and culture through exploring the vast worlds of anime, Japanese kana writing system, traditions, delicious food, and manga.
Faculty Advisor: Bonds and Leone

More Than Me
More Than Me is a non-profit organization that uses education as a catalyst for transformative social change for child
ren in Liberia, West Africa.
The club works towards benefitting underprivileged children by providing them with the education that all deserve. MTM allows the students living in this third world country to get to know members of the Pingry community on a personal level, as well as vice versa.
Faculty Advisor: Grant

Mountain Biking Club
The mission of the Mountain Biking Club is to provide a fun way to stay fit and de-stress throughout the year. Members can join together to cruise through the woods on their bikes to get some fresh air, a good workout, and take a break from the fast-paced life of school.
Faculty Advisor: Maxwell

Number Theory Club
Number Theory Club invites students to solve fun puzzles that will improve analytical skills and problem-solving. The club adviser and a few students will work together to see how to solve the problem and will then teach the problem to other members of the club.
Faculty Advisor: Leone

Outing Club
This group is committed to helping children develop a long-lasting appreciation for the natural world through activities such as hiking, camping, naturalism, and the like. Led by faculty “coaches” and supported by students, the Pingry Outing Club teaches wilderness and leadership skills while exposing children to the natural wonders of the local environment. Learn more.
Faculty Advisor: Crowley-Delman, Sullivan

Pingry Automotive Enthusiasts Club
The Pingry Automotive Enthusiasts Club (PAEC) is an in-school club that aims to connect members of the Pingry community interested in cars. We focus on allowing anyone with an interest in automobiles a place to discuss and learn about the engineering, design, economics, and news of automobiles, racing, and the automotive industry. We offer talks from adult car enthusiasts and those in the industry. We also plan to offer excursions to car shows and other automobile-related places.
Faculty Advisor: Poprik

Pingry Entrepreneurship Club Powered by MIT
The Pingry Entrepreneurship Club Powered by MIT is a division under the broader umbrella of the Pingry Entrepreneurship Club that seeks entrepreneurial participants with the goals of novel idea generation, capital funding guidance, launching of a startup, and scaling that startup. This particular club will receive materials and mentorship provided by MIT Launch provides throughout the school year to support students developing their entrepreneurial skills and mindset by launching startups that are compatible with a general theme (provided by MIT). "This is not a business plan contest. The aim is to create a real startup to solve a problem in a differentiated way. The focus is on taking action." During the Spring, companies founded in these clubs powered by MIT will have the opportunity to become finalists, and thus present their startup at MIT.
Faculty Advisor: Rushforth

Pingry Ethics Society
The Pingry Ethics Society engages students on exciting issues in digital ethics, business ethics, bioethics, political ethics, and more. With each month's topic, we hope to foster passionate debate and help members to see their interests from an ethical perspective.
Faculty Advisor: Varnes

Pingry For Girls Empowerment Club
In the Pingry For Girls Empowerment Club (P4GE), our main goal is to raise awareness on contemporary issues that affect women and girls both at Pingry and around the world by implementing collaborative projects during our meetings. By doing so, we hope to create an environment at Pingry where women’s empowerment can flourish.
Faculty Advisor: Huang-Hobbs

Pingry Hacks
Pingry Hacks is a club founded to bring together people within the community with an interest in participating in programming events and competitions.
Faculty Advisor: Jolly

Pingry Opera and Ballet Club
Pingry Opera and Ballet (Appreciation) Club aims to promote a love of the arts within the Pingry community. We welcome anyone interested in learning about the history of operas and ballets, listening to beautiful masterpieces, and even attending live performances.
Faculty advisor: Pearlstein

Podcast Club
Providing a lesser appreciated form of entertainment in the form of podcasts.
Faculty advisor: VanAntwerp

Politics Club
This club examines current political, social, and economic issues in a round table format. Meetings begin with a presentation by a student member and the floor is then opened for discussion. The group’s goal is to promote critical thinking and reasoned discussion.
Faculty Advisor: Keating, Toler

Potters for Peace
As part of the Pingry Potters for Peace Club, we hope to create pots, mugs, and bowls for charity (such as the American Cancer Society). These charities will sell the pottery and all the profits will be donated.
Faculty Advisor: Freiwald

Red Cross Club
This club seeks to raise awareness of global crises and alleviate the hardships brought about by these crises through donation and support of the international Red Cross.
Faculty Advisor: Spezio

Student Activities Committee (SAC)
This group seeks to bring the student body closer together through multiple assembly periods throughout the year.
Faculty Advisor: Ross

Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC)
SMAC is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research. With events and fundraisers, SMAC unites the Pingry upper school in the battle against cancer.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Student Wellness Club
Our mission for this club is to provide fun activities where students can de-stress from their school work, such as tea breaks, yoga, and nature walks. We want the students to have a good balance between work and relaxation!
Faculty Advisor: Rosen

Students Support Refugees
Through tutoring, discussion, and social events, the refugees will be guided, motivated, and supported by the club members.
Faculty Advisor: Hartz

Taiko Drumming
To spread awareness and love for Taiko Drumming.
Faculty Advisor: Leone

The Thirst Project Club
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that works towards ending the global water crisis. This club's mission is to spread awareness about this prevalent issue and fundraise throughout the school year to give families access to a clean, safe water supply.
Faculty Advisor: Finegan

Wharton Investment Competition Club
Our mission statement is to encourage as many students to participate in a stock market simulation game. We hope that each member of the club will gain a better understanding of the stock market as a result.
Faculty Advisor: Poprik

Wounded Warrior Club
Wounded Warrior Club strives to provide a platform for students at Pingry to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. We recognize and honor those who have served and do whatever we can to help those troops in need.
Faculty Advisor: Fisher

Writing Center
Our mission is to help all Pingry students to become more effective, more confident writers, through constructive and cooperative help sessions.
Faculty Advisor: Peterson

Community Service

Pingry’s community service program is an integral part of Pingry’s educational philosophy and curriculum. Developing character and integrity and building self-confidence are essential goals of the school, and community service endeavors are prime opportunities for this personal growth. Our student volunteers generally find that the benefits they receive from these experiences are just as great as the benefits of those they serve.


Basking Ridge Campus - Upper School and Middle School

  • Pingry’s community service program encourages students to share their time and resources with others. Students are responsible for planning their own volunteer activities and are expected to complete 10 hours of service by May 1 of each academic year in one of the many individual and group-oriented projects offered.
  • A student may serve a maximum of three hours of service to the Pingry community and may serve all of the necessary 10 hours in summer volunteer work. Each student is also responsible for reporting his or her hours in the community service database. Satisfactory completion of community service hours will be recorded on the student's transcript.
  • Special Note for Seniors: Seniors must complete their community service requirements before beginning their I.S.P. in order to receive their diploma.
  • For more information about the community service program at the Basking Ridge Campus, please contact Shelley Hartz, Director of Community Service, Middle and Upper Schools, 908-647-5555 ext. 1361.

Community Service Database

Short Hills Campus - Lower School

Building character is at the forefront of the Lower School experience. Although there is not a specific time requirement for each student, all Lower School students are expected to participate in class and school-wide community service projects that occur several times per school year. Buddy classes also spend time working on community service projects together.

For more information about the community service program at the Short Hills Campus, please contact Ted Corvino, Lower School Director and Assistant Headmaster - Short Hills, 973-379-4550 ext. 1414.

Independent Senior Project (ISP)

ISP is the capstone of the Pingry Upper School experience —a self-designed learning experience that students undertake for the final five weeks of their senior year.

Learn more about ISP

High School students with school mascot, Big Blue, at Homecoming

Student Handbook

This guide contains school policies on attendance, academics, athletics and physical education, community service, dress code, Honor Code and code of conduct, technology, and much more.

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