Applying to Pingree

At Pingree, curiosity is integral to academic excellence and our approach to education and scholarship sets us apart from other schools. We’re delighted by your interest in joining our community of learners and look forward to getting to know you.

For a summary of our admission requirements, please review the steps below and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 978.468.4415, ext. 262.

1. Request Information

First time inquiring about Pingree? If you're considering applying, please complete an online inquiry form to have information sent to you. This will also create an Admission Portal account where you'll be able to manage your Pingree School application.

Not sure if you have an account? Visit the portal login page and click the forgot your password link. Type in your email address to check and see if you already have an account. This process will prevent the creation of duplicate accounts.

2. Schedule an Interview and Tour

Call the Admission Office at 978.468.4415, ext. 262 to schedule an appointment. Tours and interviews begin the last week of September. During this 1 ½ to 2 hour visit, prospective students and their families take a student-led tour and then meet with an admission representative. An interview and tour are required components of the application.

3. Register for Your Entrance Exam

Pingree accepts either the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The Pingree code for the exams are as follows:

  • SSAT: 5818
  • ISEE: 222013

To register, go to www.ssat.org or www.iseetest.org.

4. Complete the Application

If you prefer to apply using a paper application, you may download the forms here. Pingree will also accept the SAO (SSAT) common application.

We encourage you to submit materials as early as possible for efficient processing.

5. Apply for Financial Aid

The deadline to apply for financial aid is January 1 for returning families and January 15 for new families.

Applications for financial aid must be completed online through the School and Student Services (SSS) website at sss.nais.org. In addition, families must submit a signed copy of the most recently filed 1040 tax form, with all attendant schedules, to the Financial Aid Office by the application deadlines noted above. All returning families are required to reapply for financial aid on an annual basis.

(Please note, these forms can also be uploaded online to a secure web portal at sss.nais.org.) No financial aid will be granted unless these steps are taken.

6. Request That Your Current School Forward Your Transcript and Recommendations to Pingree

Follow the instructions for the Pingree online application. If using a paper application, click the following links to download and print the Transcript, English Recommendation, Math Recommendation, Optional Recommendation Forms. All materials must be submitted by January 15.