Student Life

Whether a day school or boarding student, everyone has plenty of time to both study and socialize.
Whether a day school or boarding student, everyone has plenty of time after studying and athletic activities to develop their interpersonal and community service skills.

At The Pennington School, educational excellence comes first.

But we strongly believe that, to succeed in the world, our students also need to develop the ability to bond well with others and greet new experiences within their peer groups or greater community with both purpose and passion.

Students sign up participants for a local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® fundraiser.
Students sign up participants for a local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® fundraiser.

That is why we offer every Middle School and Upper School student countless opportunities to join in weekend activities, student leadership, clubs, community service, and much more.

Whether a day student or a boarding student, all are invited—and expected—to participate in one or more of these important portals into personal growth moments that can build memories and friends that will last a lifetime.


Spring Break and Summer Travel

We offer students a number of educational, enrichment, and service trips during Spring Break and summer vacation. Some Pennington students may spend their time off exploring arts, history, and culture on a trip to Europe, while others may serve alongside health workers in Haiti. To see what trips are offered this year, visit our Global Studies page