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.

The best colleges and universities also expect these life skills

Beyond the importance of these activities within our own value system, the top U.S. and international educational institutions also look for motivated, well-rounded young adults to include within the pool of students they choose to admit.

Make no mistake about it: A student's résumé of school activities and community volunteer work are integral—along with his or her grades—to the educational placement of that student upon graduation from our School.