Welcome to The Pennington School, where you can be yourself, discover new opportunities, and work with a remarkable faculty dedicated to individual excellence.

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Dear Students and Parents,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The Pennington School online. Pennington is a place I am very proud of, a close community of students, faculty, and their families.

Choosing the right school is an important decision, and a personal visit to campus is really the best way to find out whether The Pennington School is the best fit for you. I can tell you about our wonderfully diverse community of creative, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners in grades six through twelve. I can tell you about our excellent academic programs, our student-centered approach to learning, the vibrant student life, and championship athletic teams. 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. You can explore 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 30 percent of the student body.

I can tell you much more, but I invite you to see it all for yourself. Come to Pennington, take a tour, visit classes, meet our faculty and our students, and fully explore the Pennington experience. I look forward to meeting you!


William S. Hawkey, Ph.D.

William S. Hawkey, Ph.D. Headmaster
William S. Hawkey, Ph.D.

Accreditation and Memberships

Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association, National Association of Independent Schools, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, The College Board, National Association of College Admission Counseling, New Jersey Association of College Admission Counseling, Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling, National Network of Schools in Partnership




Nondiscrimination Statement

The Pennington School admits students of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, physical disability, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, employment policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.