Welcome, Pennington Parents!
Below you can find general information on a variety of topics relating to Pennington, as well as necessary forms and other resources for the 2017–18 school year. Forms that you may need to complete as the year goes on, such as the routine physical examination and the health history update, plus optional forms for the flu vaccine, private music lessons, and more, can be found in the tabs below.
For your convenience, the Student/Parent Handbook is also linked below, under Handbooks. All School policies can be found within the Handbook.
Scroll down for the latest Parents News, forms, and more resources.
Middle School: Contact Chelsi Meyerson at 609–737–6134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper School: Contact Maureen Iorio at 609–737–1838 or email email@example.com
- Veracross - Schedules, Academic Records, Report Cards
- Schoology - Assignments
- Emergency Notifications
- School Communications
- Dress Code Summary
- Tuition and Deposit Payments
- Travel Opportunities
Website: The website calendar offers the most up-to-date information about events at Pennington. You can subscribe to calendar feeds by hovering over the ICAL icons on the calendar page.
Major Dates calendars: For the calendar of major dates for the upcoming 2017–18 school year, please click here
Residential Major Dates calendar: Please click here.
Day Calendar: A Day Calendar, which identifies what academic day falls on each calendar date, can be useful when planning doctor's appointments, etc. You can download and print this calendar by clicking here.
Emergency alerts are activated through the OneCall system. Alerts are sent to all phone numbers in the student's record. A test of the OneCall system takes place early in September. The alerts are sent as voice mails. In the event of a school closing due to inclement weather, the OneCall system and the website will be updated by 6:00 a.m. that day. For more information about the School's inclement weather policy, see below.
Weekly Email to Parents: Every Friday morning, parents will receive an email called Pennington Postings. The Postings contains important information and reminders about upcoming School events; it is the best way to find out what will be happening in the week ahead. To prevent the Postings from disappearing into your spam filter, we suggest adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your list of contacts and approved senders. You can view archived issues of the current year's Pennington Postings by clicking here.
Daily Student Newsletter: All students receive a daily communication through our Schoology platform (Schoology is our learning management system where assignments and grades are posted). This daily post on Schoology is called The Voice, and includes reminders for students about the numerical day to follow, the dining hall menu, notices about athletics, club meetings, after-school activities, and more. Students should be sure to read The Voice each day.
Parents can also view The Voice if they wish by logging into Schoology through their own account, where it is posted each day.
All Middle School and Upper School students are required to adhere to the School's dress code policy. Middle School students have a different dress code than Upper School students. Parents should be familiar with all dress code policies as students who arrive at School out of dress code will receive conduct points.
Dress code details are in the Student/Parent Handbook, located here .
Middle School students are required to wear a Pennington School polo shirt every day. Parents of Middle School students may use the following link to go to the Lands' End online shopping area, customized for school clothing suitable for Pennington. (Note: This link is provided for information and convenience only; you may purchase clothing that meets School dress code standards elsewhere if you prefer.)
The Lands' End preferred school number for The Pennington School is 900054545.For Middle School:
The following options are available for making tuition deposit payments:
- Credit Card
- Mail check
- International families may send a wire transfer.
Credit card and e-check payments
Please go to www.pennington.afford.com
Scroll down to the "Make a Payment" section and click on “make a one-time payment.”
You will need your child’s student ID number, which is found on your enrollment contract above the student’s name.
If you have questions or need assistance please call Deborah Mitchell in the Business Office at 609-737-6119.
Required School forms, including general permission and medical forms, are due no later than July 1, 2017. You will submit them through Magnus Health, a leader in student health care management, which offers electronic signature as well as mobile form submission and parent access from any mobile device. You should have received an email from Magnus with your username and temporary password. If you did not receive an email from Magnus, or have any questions regarding our School forms feel free to contact Maureen Iorio for Upper School or Chelsi Meyerson for Middle School.
- Upper School Schedules
- Middle School Schedules
- Upper School Course Catalog
- Local Accommodations for Parents
- Day Student Transportation Information
- Inclement Weather Policy
The Pennington School does not offer transportation for day students. However, please click here for information to help you secure transportation for your child from your local school district. Many districts that are near The Pennington School do arrange transportation. Some districts do not provide transportation but may give reimbursement in lieu of transportation.
Because most faculty members and many students live on campus, the School does not always cancel classes during inclement weather.
The Pennington School realizes that a significant segment of the School population may sometimes find it hazardous to travel. The safety of our students is most important. We ask day students’ parents to use their best judgment in such circumstances. On these occasions, absences will not be charged against the student’s record. Students may, however, wish to contact a teacher via email, and all students should check the Schoology online learning management system for assignments or other instructions. Athletic and extracurricular activities are not always cancelled when school is closed.
If inclement weather causes the School to be closed, or if there is a delayed opening, a OneCall voice mail alert will be sent to all phone numbers provided on students’ emergency notification forms, and an announcement will be posted on the homepage of the this website by 6:00 a.m.
Delayed Opening Schedule: When the School operates on a delayed opening schedule, the OneCall message and the website will give details about class starting times and where students should report upon arrival. In most cases, students will report to every class with a shortened schedule for each.
Four Pennington School middle school students scored very well on the recent American Mathematics Competition 8, a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.
Two Pennington students, both juniors in the School's Global Studies Certificate Program, fared well at the World Affairs Council's International Student Summit on December 13. Megan Eckerson '19 was a spokesperson for her delegation; Julia Wakin '19 was part of the group representing Russia, which won the "best delegation" award.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry visited The Pennington School on Monday, December 11, to meet with the Religion in America classes and the Middle Eastern History classes. He delivered a lecture to each class on the challenges faced by the American Muslim community today and their responses to these challenges.
Scott Gibbard P'19'21 presented a lecture on the intersection of business and STEM to students in the Applied Science program on Friday, December 8, in the Wesley Forum.