Welcome to The Pennington School, where you can be yourself, discover new opportunities, and work with a remarkable faculty dedicated to individual excellence.
The cupola on top of historic Old Main is a symbol of the School.
Creative, hard-working, enthusiastic students
in grades 6–12
Our boarding students arrive from across the U.S. and the world.
The Pennington School is a wonderfully
diverse community of creative, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners in grades
six through twelve. If you enjoy challenges and are open to new experiences,
you will find that Pennington is a place where you can be yourself, in a
warm and nurturing community that embraces differences and celebrates individual
expression. At Pennington, you can immerse yourself in an excellent academic program while exploring
the arts, athletics, and community service. And it is a place you can call home if you wish – since international and domestic boarding
students comprise over 20 percent of the student body.
Developing strong habits of mind
Now, more than ever, students must be prepared for the challenges of a rapidly-changing world. In front of the Meckler Library, three benches display the words “Honor, Virtue, and Humility” – a phrase
created by Pennington’s legendary headmaster, Francis Harvey Green. This phrase encapsulates all that a Pennington education represents. We work hard
to make sure that our students become ethical and well-educated young adults: people who are globally aware, work collaboratively, think
critically and communicate effectively, and who are engaged in their communities. Ours is a community built
on mutual responsibility and trust, where personal ethics and moral behavior are emphasized.
Over 175 Years of Excellence in Education
Since 1838 The Pennington School has
been educating and mentoring our students, encouraging them to become their
best selves and to lead a life of service and integrity. In the classrooms, in
the art studios, on the playing fields, and in the dormitories, a talented,
passionate, and empathetic faculty continually engages with students in meaningful and
purposeful ways. Walk through any academic building, take a seat in the dining
hall, or stand at the sidelines of an athletic contest and you will witness how
positively students and adults interact with each other. The Pennington difference is this warm and collaborative relationship between our students and our faculty.
Visit us or inquire online today
I hope that
your virtual visit will make you want to learn more about us, since no web site can fully demonstrate all that happens in a vibrant community like ours. Come to
The Pennington School for a personal visit and tour, experience our beautiful campus, and meet our welcoming
admission staff and student campus guides.
I look forward to meeting you.
William S. Hawkey, Ph.D.