Who We Are

Our Students

Prep@Pingree students join us from a wide array of schools and organizations, with about 96% of our students coming from long-standing community partners and sponsors in Lawrence and Lynn.

Students from these institutions are supported by generous, philanthropic investments covering a cost of $2,500 per student.

Our students attend a wide range of independent, parochial and other high schools and continue study at college and graduate school programs.

Our community partners include:

Asian Center of Lawrence
Breed Middle School
Community Day Charter Public School
Esperanza Academy
KIPP Academy, Lynn
Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
Lawrence Family Development Charter School
Lynn Boys and Girls Club
RAW Artworks
UP Academy
Wetherbee School

Youth Development Organization

Sponsoring Organizations: About 3% of Prep@Pingree students come from sponsoring organizations committed to seeing their students succeed throughout the summer. Two such organizations are Elevated Thought and Merrimack Valley YMCA, both of which send students to Prep@Pingree at a cost of $750 per student.

Tuition-paying Students: About 5% of our students come from communities such as Boxford, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Newburyport and Topsfield at a cost of $1,750 per student. Interested program participants receive secondary school counseling and benefit from ongoing activities throughout their eighth grade year and beyond.

Our Staff

To apply for a summer teaching position at Prep@Pingree, please visit the Pingree School Employment page. Note: coming soon for 2019!

Prep@Pingree's governance consists of an advisory committee representing Prep@Pingree alumni, Prep@Pingree parents, community partners, donors, Pingree School alumni, trustees, administrators and faculty.

In addition to a summer staff of high school student instructors (many of whom are Prep@Pingree alumni) assisting a faculty of public and private school teachers who are masters at their craft and just beginning to teach, Prep@Pingree's year-round staff includes three full-time Pingree School employees.

Steve Filosa

Steven Filosa
Executive Director
sfilosa@pingree.org


Full Bio

For over 25 years, Prep@Pingree’s Founding Director and current Executive Director Steve Filosa has been a teacher and administrator in independent schools. In addition to his Prep@Pingree role, Steve teaches one section of Advanced Placement Statistics at Pingree School. He serves as an advisory board member of Steppingstone Foundation’s National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA). Mr. Filosa received his B.S. in mathematics from Tufts University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Paul Mayo

Paul Mayo
Program Director
pmayo@pingree.org

Full Bio

Paul joined Prep@Pingree after serving as Director of Diversity at New Canaan Country School in Connecticut. Paul also taught in the REACH Prep and Horizons Summer Student Enrichment programs for 17 years. Paul coaches football and basketball at Pingree School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport.

Paul Mayo

Stacey Nicholson
Pingree Teacher
snicholson@pingree.org

2018 Stats

Student Hometowns: 12

Student Enrollment: 68

Students from Partnering Organizations: 65

Students from Sponsoring Organizations: 2

Tuition Paying Students: 1

Advisory Committee

Therese Melden
Advisory Chair
Pingree School Board of Trustees
Pingree School P’09, ’11

Steven Filosa
Executive Director
Pingree School P’17, ’19

Sheila Balboni

German Disla
Prep@Pingree ’02, ’03
Pingree School ’06

Cara Lawler
Pingree School '01

Tim Johnson
Head of School, Pingree School

Richard Fitzpatrick
Pingree School P’14, ’18

Paul Mayo
Program Director

Patricia McGovern

Vania O'Connor
Pingree School P'16

Richard Tadler
Pingree School P'09, '13

Michael Tarshi
Pingree School ’97

Jim Trudeau
Pingree School P’13

Mary Wasserman
Pingree School P’02