Middle School

A small Middle School with big opportunities

The Middle School at Pennington is a small, friendly environment with big opportunities for academic and personal growth. With just over 100 students in all, our Middle School offers its own curricular and co-curricular program, its own faculty dedicated to these transformative years, and its own unique identity. The Middle School, however, is very much a part of the larger Pennington community.

Energetic. Social. Curious. Interesting. Challenging.  

Middle School students are expected to work hard in the classroom and to be active participants in their own education. In working closely with faculty and their peers, students will be asked to experience new things and to stretch and challenge their perspectives. Students will build upon their strengths and develop as individuals while making close friends in a community diverse in age and national origin. Our nurturing and committed environment is designed to support students where they are, both developmentally and intellectually.

The spirit of our Middle School students permeates the Pennington campus, helping to create the sense of welcome, inclusion, and industry that makes The Pennington School such an exceptional place in which to learn and grow. 


  • Ten students advance in math contest

    Posted November 10, 2016

    The top ten students from a recent internal math contest will represent Pennington at the National American Mathematics contest.

  • The power of the Pythagorean Theorem

    Posted October 27, 2016

    Pre-Algebra students used the Pythagorean Theorem in a fun lab.

  • Middle School celebrates International Dot Day

    Posted September 14, 2016

    The Pennington School’s Middle School students and faculty will be celebrating International Dot Day on Thursday, September 15. In response to The Dot, a story written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, educators around the world celebrate International Dot Day on September 15, taking time to foster creative endeavors by their students.

  • Odyssey of the Mind shows its mettle in Iowa

    Posted June 1, 2016

    The Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team traveled to Iowa May 24–27 to participate in the World Odyssey of the Mind competition.

  • Pre-Algebra gets toys moving

    Posted May 25, 2016

    Students in Ms. Wirsig's Pre-Algebra class conducted a lab that required them to use algebra to understand the performance of their original, personally designed moving toy.

  • Middle School Girls' Lacrosse boasts undefeated season

    Posted May 6, 2016

    The inaugural Middle School Girls' Lacrosse team celebrated an underdog victory in their first official scrimmage.