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. 


  • Pre-Algebra students use math to power rockets

    Posted January 10, 2017

    Tom Horsley, head of Pennington's science department, joined the Pre-Algebra class on Tuesday, January 10, to explain the chemistry behind a math lab the students completed.

  • Students compete in national math contest

    Posted January 4, 2017

    Ten Pennington Middle School students recently competed in the American Mathematics Contest.

  • 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.