Welcome to Pingree School

As you embark on the exciting process of choosing a secondary school, we encourage you to visit our campus, talk to our students and faculty, look through our viewbook, and explore our website. We are eager to share Pingree's academic, arts, and athletics programs with you.

Pingree School is dedicated to providing each individual student a vibrant learning environment that helps them achieve and thrive in school and beyond. We work to challenge and inspire students to reach their greatest potential as they grow to be leaders, scholars, and global citizens.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical day like?

The academic day starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 2:40 p.m. This will include a full academic schedule, advisory meetings, club gatherings, and lunch. Students then participate in the afternoon program until approximately 5:00 p.m. Most students leave for home between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Where do Pingree students come from?

The Pingree student body consists of 350 students from over 50 different towns, including some in southern New Hampshire. There are approximately 90 students in each grade and an average of 13 students in each class. Pingree offers four bus routes to help students get to and from school, including a stop at the Hamilton/Wenham train station. In addition, many families organize carpools and some students drive to school independently.

What are the steps to apply?

Students interested in applying to Pingree must complete the following steps before the January 15 application deadline:

  • Complete an online inquiry form
  • Schedule an admission tour and interview
  • Register for and complete a Standardized Test
    • Pingree accepts either the SSAT or ISEE
  • Complete the admission application
    • Pingree accepts either the Pingree application, or the SAO (SSAT) common application
  • If applying for financial aid, complete the School and Student Services (SSS) application
  • Submit your transcript and recommendation forms to your current school

What happens during a visit?

The family visit begins with a tour of the campus given by a Pingree student. After the tour, the visiting student will be interviewed by a member of our admission team. The same interviewer will then talk to the student's parent/guardian. The entire visit takes approximately two hours.

Visiting students should dress comfortably for the interview in school-appropriate attire.

What standardized test do I need to take?

Pingree accepts either the SSAT or the ISEE. The Pingree Admission Committee reviews all aspects of the application. The test score is just one factor used in consideration of an applicant.

I’m not sure we can afford Pingree. What kind of aid is available? Are there merit scholarships?

Pingree believes strongly that access to an excellent independent education should be available to qualified students, regardless of their family's financial means. In that spirit, Pingree offers a need-based financial aid program in the hope that no student will be discouraged from applying because of financial circumstances. Each year, Pingree offers merit aid to two incoming 9th graders through the Pingree Scholars program. Currently 38% of Pingree's student body receives tuition assistance. Learn more about Pingree's financial aid program.