Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory country day school with approximately 1,100 students in kindergarten through high school. Students attend school in Short Hills until fifth grade before moving to the Basking Ridge campus for grades 6-12.

At Pingry, the focus is on educating the whole child, with a collaborative pursuit of excellence and honor both in and out of the classroom. Teachers foster the idea of individual growth and social responsibility, creating learners who show respect for others in all their pursuits.

Creating Lifelong Learners

At Pingry, educators strive to ignite curiosity in their students and spark an interest in learning that spans across a lifetime.

“Our families value the relationships their children develop with their teachers, as well as their coaches and directors, and with their fellow students,” says Allison C. Brunhouse, Director of Institutional Advancement. “There are endless opportunities for our students to get involved, explore their curiosities and participate fully in Pingry’s program.” 

The school focuses on four key pillars:

Honor and Character
Intellectual Engagement
Diversity and Inclusion
Stewardship and Sustainability

Pingry’s Country Day School model includes mandatory art and athletic requirements in order to create well-rounded students who are ready for college and whatever lies ahead. Here, students are encouraged to try new activities, even ones that might be unfamiliar. From playing football to performing in the school musical, Pingry students really do it all.

Facing Challenges Head On

During COVID-19, Pingry is striving to balance safety and academics. To help families navigate this unusual time, the school has launched, a flexible education model designed to deliver a best-in-class, learner-centered experience to every student whether they’re at school or at home.

Brunhouse says that the school plans to welcome students back for the 2020-2021 with new health and wellness protocols in place.

One thing is certain—Pingry will keep turning out curious learners who are prepared to ultimately start college with the confidence to assert their views, ask questions and keep challenging themselves in all areas of school and life.

Students here are part of a global community of learners, one that keeps adapting and changing with the times.

50 Country Day Dr., Short Hills
131 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge