The Pingry School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,129 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1861
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
1,129 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Pingry School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
180 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 20
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $33,748 - $39,523. Need based financial assistance is available to students in K-12. Over $6 Million was awarded for 2017-18.
% on Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Allison C. Brunhouse
Endowment Size
$90.6 million

Sports

School Reviews

5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,129 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20

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The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $19,365 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Somerset County, NJ is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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