Mission Statement 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.