We believe that our students are
remarkable. We know them as students in our classrooms and athletes on our
teams, artists in our studios, and actors on our stages. They are the avid
readers who notice that untold stories await in the science labs. They are the
lifetime soccer players who realize that kicking for the football team would
offer new challenges. They are the actresses who discover that directing allows
them to continue their passion while honing their leadership skills. Pennington
students are people who think for themselves, who care deeply about discovery
and learning, and who have an eye on the future. When new students arrive at
Pennington, they wonder, “Who will I become?” It is the Pennington experience
that helps them to answer that question.
Tradition: The Pennington experience is one of tradition.
Students have been pursuing individual excellence at Pennington since 1838,
gathering together from around the world from Asia and Europe, North and South
America and the Caribbean for a single reason: to learn.
Energy: The Pennington experience is one of energy. A heated debate about a character’s motivation in an English class, a unstoppable shot on the soccer field, a clay pot being thrown on a potter’s wheel— energy flows at Pennington every single day.
Creativity: The Pennington experience is one of creativity. Whether it is exploring the essence of humanity with a paintbrush in art class, writing a short story for the literary magazine, or developing a hypothesis for a chemistry experiment, Pennington students are always thinking in new ways.
Honor, Spirit, Adventure: The Pennington experience is one of honor and spirit and adventure. Performing at a Coffee House, tutoring elementary students in Trenton, spending spring break learning German in Austria, raising concern about local homelessness in our weekly chapel service— our students are genuinely motivated to be involved.
Discovery: The Pennington experience is also one of discovery. By graduation day, our students know themselves. They are confident in their strengths and their passions, and they are well on their way to becoming someone: politicians, athletes, newscasters, educators, actors, business people, engineers.
We invite you to visit The Pennington School for a glimpse into all that makes up the Pennington experience! Talk with our teachers, listen to our students’ stories, see our campus, and start asking yourself, “Who will I become?” We look forward to welcoming you!