Supported by an atmosphere of inclusion and opportunity, Pingree students are encouraged to stretch their thinking, push the limits of their own capabilities, and reach farther.
The Pillars of a Pingree School education are designed to develop and encourage critical thinking, discipline of mind, and civic engagement. We believe that in order to thrive, today’s students must learn to:
Communicate effectively through written, spoken, non-verbal, and creative means.
Navigate complex information by gathering, exploring, and assessing sources with adaptive and flexible thinking.
Originate in thought and action with imagination, confidence, creativity, and an innovative spirit.
Participate fully in the life of the community, collaborating, asking questions, initiating ideas, taking risks, and leading by example.
Relate with empathy, seeking to understand diverse perspectives while being mindful of the impact of actions and words on others and on the environment.
Students must successfully complete 67 credits (1 credit = 1 full credit trimester course), to include:
- ARTS: six credits (one full year for students in class of 2017 and 2018).
- ENGLISH: twelve credits. One credit for each trimester enrolled (through level four) to include three trimesters of “American Literature”/”American Cultural Studies” or a department approved equivalent course.
- HISTORY: nine credits, to include “Themes and Issues in World History,” “Modern European History,”and “U.S. History” or “American Cultural Studies.”
- LANGUAGE: nine credits. Must complete nine consecutive trimesters in a single language.
- MATH: nine credits. Must complete through “Math 3.”
- SCIENCE: nine credits to include biology, chemistry and physics.
- SENIOR PROJECT: all seniors must pass all requirements of their senior project.
"For me, science and engineering is my way of helping the world. That's what I want to do."
"We'll be reading one book in history and it will cross back to what we're talking about in English...All the connections that I've made are completely mind-blowing."
"There's always somebody with an opposing point of view and there's always somebody with another point. Everybody's always very engaged in the topic of discussion."
Mr. Olson — Math
"I love bringing in other subjects that relate to math. We do a poster project in my class where we research the ways math informs art and architecture."
MS. Tahir — English
"Students frequently take advantage of their free blocks to meet and review drafts, and that’s part of the strength of the writing program at Pingree."
MS. Stabler — Spanish
"Students get excited to be able to connect to their learning and to know that later, they can really use and draw upon the content learned in class."
It's thanks to my own past teachers that I teach now. They inspired me, motivated me, and guided me towards a love of discovery and learning.
I enjoy working with young people when they're doing a lot of growing (and I benefit from tapping into their energy and insight when they aren't looking).
M.A., Liberal Studies — Social Science
Math is a high anxiety-provoking subject and I like being able to calm people down to help them see that it isn't as bad as they think.
M.A., Theater Education
We are a community of learners who take risks, ask hard questions, and push each other to be our best selves.
Teaching is an amazing career; nothing else allows me to be a learner, be a teacher and act like a kid all at the same time.
I teach because I like to share what I know and learn at the same time!