Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.
Statement of Character and Purpose
As a small, coeducational college preparatory day school founded in 1961, Pingree seeks to achieve its mission primarily through its teachers, advisors and coaches, who establish close rapport with students in order to mentor them in scholastic work, athletics and extracurricular participation, as well as to identify and encourage personal strengths. Through this interaction, and in partnership with parents, Pingree hopes to instill the values expressed in its mission.
As students become confident of themselves and their abilities, it is vital that they also recognize their obligations to society as responsible citizens. Pingree believes that a willingness to participate actively in efforts to bring about a better world is an essential goal for every student. Pingree seeks to help each individual develop the qualities of leadership and the courage to take risks while continuing to grow as a student and as a person.
Adopted by Board of Trustees June 13, 2000
Our Educational Philosophy
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.