The Pingry School

131 Martinsville Road,
Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920-0883
Tel: (908)647-6419
Grades: K - 12 | 1084 students
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade.
The mission of The Pingry School is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that places the highest value on honor and respect for others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1861

Student Body

Total Students 1084 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 180 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 68%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 680
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,000
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $29,509 - $34,714. Need based financial assistance is available to students in K-12. Over $4 Million was awarded for 2013-14.
% on Financial Aid 14%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,000
Acceptance Rate 30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Allison C. Brunhouse

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryFencingField Hockey
FootballGolfIce HockeyLacrosseSoccer
SoftballSquashSwimmingTennisTrack and Field
Water PoloWrestling
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWater Polo,
Wrestling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Brook Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Giving Nest Preschool In Martinsville (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mountain Top School For Young Children (1.8 miles away)
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  • Martinsville The Giving Nest Preschool In Martinsville
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1949 Washington Valley Rd
    Martinsville , NJ , 08836
    (732)302-1321
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.5  mi  |  145  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Martinsville
    Nicholas Montessori School
    Montessori School
    817 Chimney Rock Rd
    Martinsville , NJ , 08836
    (732)748-9330
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Warren Mountain Top School For Young Children
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    104 Mount Horeb Road
    Warren , NJ , 07059
    (732)748-9800
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1.8  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  PK-NS
  • Bridgewater St. Martins School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    1350 Washington Valley Rd
    Bridgewater , NJ , 08807
    (908)526-2722
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    2.5  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Bridgewater
    Raritan Valley Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    120 Finderne Avenue
    Bridgewater , NJ , 08807
    (908)595-2900
    Montessori School
    3  mi  |  109  students  |  Gr.  NS-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - I have been a student at the school for 12 years now, and will be entering my senior year. Looking back, I can honestly say Pingry has made me a better person in all areas of my life, from academics, to athletics, and even socially. The Honor Code here is great, and I can leave my stuff anywhere in the school knowing that no one will take it or move it. Dress code is a little bit of a sore subject, but other than that the administration is overall pretty good. Academically, Pingry is definitely the best in the area. Places like Newark Academy and Kent Place are also good, but from what I''ve heard from my friends, nowhere near as formative and engaging. You don''t just memorize facts here; you really learn how to learn and how to think, especially in English. The lab facilities in the Bio wing are unsurpassed by ANY school, and are actually competitive with some small colleges. With the teachers and equipment here, your child could be doing actual RESEARCH here as soon as sophmore year. That being said, you get what you put in here. I''ve been in almost all honors/AP classes here my whole life, and have really pushed myself. Only certified geniuses (and believe me we have some of those) can get A''s here without working hard. Sometimes the workload can feel soul-crushing, but the pay-off is usually really good. I''ve gotten 5''s on all my AP''s so far (Both Englishes, US History, and AB Calc), and a 34 on my ACT. Because of Pingry, I have a good chance at schools like Duke and Georgetown, maybe even Stanford. Athletics are also great, and are even competitive with large public schools (in most sports). Soccer is particarly amazing; 3 kids in my grade are already committed to Yale for soccer. Personally, my lacrosse team is County and Group I finalist 2 years in a row. Finally, the tuition is VERY high, but you really get what you pay for as long as your child is proactive, and even if, like me, they aren''t a natural genius. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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