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Encyclopedia > The Pingry School
The Pingry School
Established 1861
School type Private, day
Religious affiliation none
Headmaster Nathaniel E. Conard
Location Martinsville and Short Hills, NJ, USA
Campus 240 acres
Enrollment 1016
Faculty about 135
Average class size 17 students
Student:Teacher
ratio
unknown
Average SAT
scores (2004)
Middle 50%: 620-730 verbal, 630-730 math
Athletics 20 Varsity sports
Color(s) Blue and white
Mascot Big Blue (Bear)
Homepage www.pingry.org

The Pingry School is a private college preparatory day school for K-12 education with two campuses in New Jersey. The Short Hills campus is for students in kindergarten through the 6th grade, and the Martinsville campus is for grades 7 to 12. The school is regarded for excellent education and has a history of praise from universities around the nation. Image File history File links This is the Pingry School Martinsville Campus as seen from the front, including the new statue of Dr. Pingry, the schools founder. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... Bernards Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Millburn is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Millburn is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Kindergarten (German for garden for children) is a name used in many parts of the world for the first stages of a childs classroom education. ... Bernards Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ...


Dr. John F. Pingry founded the school in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1861 as a boys school. He was the headmaster until 1892. In the 1970s Pingry became co-educational. Since Dr. Pingry's day, there have been 15 headmasters including Nathaniel "Nat" Conard, whose appointment becomes effective July 1, 2005. The outgoing headmaster, John L. Neiswender, began his term on July 1, 2000. Elizabeth, as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey across Newark Bay. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pingry requires all students to agree to an honor code. The Honor Code requires students to behave at all times with decency and integrity and to further the best interests of the school. An honor code is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. ... A dictionary definition of Indecent not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour or morality. ... For the RTOS by Green Hills Software, see Integrity (operating system). ...


Pingry's motto is "Maxima reverentia pueris debetur," a Latin phrase literally meaning "the greatest respect is owed to the boys." Since becoming co-educational, the school has changed the motto's translation to "the greatest respect is owed to the students." Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


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External links

  • The Pingry School official website
  • The Pingry Record
  • The Honor Code text
  • RateMyTeachers teacher ratings for The Pingry School

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The Pingry School > About Pingry > Upper School (346 words)
The school seeks to teach students from an early age the meaning and importance of personal integrity, respect for the rights of others, self-discipline, and an appreciation of traditional values, including the ability to work with others and a sense of social responsibility.
The Pingry Honor System strives to reinforce the development of character through student participation and personal assumption of responsibility in all phases of school life.
Pingry also encourages good communication with parents, their participation in school activities, and their understanding of school and home responsibilities.
Pingry School: Information from Answers.com (1664 words)
Pingry is nationally recognized for its academic excellence and membership in the Cum Laude Society.
The history of the Pingry School from its beginnings in 1861 to the present, is the story of a man who took a small school, hardly known beyond the limits of its city in the nineteenth century, stamped it with his ideals of education, and transformed it into a nationally recognized institution.
The Pingry School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, and the New Jersey Department of Education.
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