Welcome to Pingree School!

Dr. Timothy Johnson and Family

We invite you to explore Pingree, both online and in-person. When you visit, you will find a stimulating and challenging curriculum; curious and engaging students; a well-educated and dedicated faculty; a wide array of artistic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities; a beautiful campus and impressive physical plant; and an environment conducive to learning. You will discover an inclusive community proud of its friendly atmosphere and warm relationships. You will witness a love of learning among our students that is rooted in our appreciation of independent and innovative thinking.

On behalf of the entire Pingree School community, I welcome you to our website. We are a rigorous, caring, and authentic learning community in which students develop the dispositions and habits of mind to thrive in today's world. I marvel at our students, alumni, and faculty, in all their variety, with all their incredible talents, their capacity for hard work, their concern for others, their ability to think flexibly and communicate with precision, their imagination and creativity, their passion, and their persistence.

Close student-teacher relationships and a partnership with families are essential to us as we strive to instill in our students the values of integrity, compassion, self-esteem, and commitment to one another and the world at large. The impressive legacy of our School is borne out of the remarkable accomplishments among Pingree alumni. Our graduates serve others, and they are transforming their communities all over the world.

Pingree is a remarkable school with ambitious goals. As you read our mission statement, please know that this living, student-centered document is the standard against which our community measures all that we do. I invite you to consider the many advantages of our School, and I look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

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Dr. Timothy M. Johnson
Head of School

Dr. Timothy M. Johnson
Head of School

Dr. Timothy M. Johnson

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Bowdoin College
A.B., magna cum laude
Maryland Institute College of Art
M.F.A. in Painting
University of Pennsylvania
Ed.D. Graduate School of Education, meritorious distinction

Tim has served as a trustee and volunteer for various boards and professional organizations, including the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Tower School, and Montserrat College of Art.

Books On My Desk

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a
The Hate U Give
The Cloudspotter's Guide
Measure What Matters
1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -  and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking
The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation
De Kooning: An American Master
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Thinking, Fast and Slow
This Is How You Lose Her
How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art
Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together