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

  • Orchestra musicians perform for pre-schoolers

    Posted June 1, 2016

    Members of the Pennington School Orchestra demonstrated their instruments for a local preschool class during the month of May.

  • Spring Concert 2016

    Posted April 27, 2016

    The annual Spring Concert was held on April 24 in Sparks Gymnasium, and new panels and shells around the performers provided excellent acoustics.

  • Pennington hosts Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

    Posted April 27, 2016

    The Pennington School hosted the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus for two performances on April 26 and 27.

  • Five honored at Shakesperience Festival

    Posted April 25, 2016

    Five Upper School students earned prizes at the Shakesperience Festival on April 25.

  • London trip a success!

    Posted March 31, 2016

    Twenty-four students and four chaperones have returned from a whirlwind art and theatre trip to London over Spring Break.

  • Pennington Drama performs Shakespeare

    Posted March 11, 2016

    Pennington Drama performed their abbreviated version of Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, on Thursday, March 10.