Fri Feb 12


7:00 PMLocation: Diane T. McLarty Theater, Campus Center
Wed Feb 24

Winter Musical: HAIR

Thru: Saturday, February 27, 2016Location: Stainton Hall Lecture Center
Tue Mar 01

Matika Wilbur Reception-Project 562

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMLocation: Silva Gallery of Art, Campus Center
Sun Apr 24

Spring Concert

7:00 PMLocation: Sparks Gymnasium
Thu Apr 28

Spring Play

Thru: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Thu May 12

Middle School Play

Thru: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Sat May 21


7:00 PMLocation: Diane T. McLarty Theater, Campus Center


The philosophy of arts at
The Pennington School

Personal creativity and an appreciation of it in others is important for students today and throughout their lives.

The Arts program connects students to humanity through hands-on projects that require inquiry, curiosity, correlation, response, and analysis. The program calls upon both individual and collaborative skill sets. We teach and guide students through creative processes to think critically, connect to and create story, to identify and participate in human commonalities, as well as to make sense of and express their understanding of the world.

Students in the Middle School enjoy exploratory courses in each of the three disciplines during the school day and related arts activities outside of the daily schedule.

The Pennington Arts program prepares students for careers that require the skill sets listed above and participation in the arts as both avocation and vocation. The upper level classes and extracurricular activities provide students with the necessary skills and experiences to pursue the arts at the college level and beyond.

Arts News

  • Marimba ensemble gives final performance

    Posted January 14, 2016

    The after-school performance took place in the Campus Center from 3:00 to 3:30 and drew a large crowd of students and faculty.

  • Beat poets perform

    Posted January 14, 2016

    On January 14, the 2015-16 English elective class about Beat literature performed work of their own.

  • Students recognized by national honor societies

    Posted January 8, 2016

    Students at The Pennington School were recently inducted into national honor societies for world languages and the arts in an evening ceremony held at the School.

  • Symposium featured Joseph Bonaparte

    Posted October 12, 2015

    The Pennington School hosted a symposium as an extension of its landmark exhibition featuring letters and belongings of Joseph Bonaparte.

  • Literary magazine wins award

    Posted September 29, 2015

    The 2015 literary magazine, Cross Currents, received a “First Place Award” from the American Scholastic Press Association.

  • Freshman makes film debut in "Boychoir"

    Posted May 19, 2015

    Pennington freshman Niccolo Grillo appears in the movie Boychoir, which stars Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, and Eddie Izzard, among others.