Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12



Visitors Guide

Plan your visit to The Pennington School!

We love meeting new families and look forward to having you visit our beautiful campus in Pennington, New Jersey! It is one of the best ways for you to learn about our School and to truly get to know us. When you arrive on our campus, you'll be greeted by one of our student guides, who will take you on a personal tour. Student guides are a great resource for learning about what it is really like to be a student at Pennington.

Middle School applicants will have the opportunity to spend a day at Pennington, attending classes and having lunch with other Middle School students. Upper School students are invited back to revisit us after acceptance decisions are mailed in March.

As you plan your visit to The Pennington School, don't hesitate to contact any member of our Admission Team with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Call our Admission Office at 609-737-6128 to schedule your tour today!

How to get here, where to go, and what to see in and around The Pennington School

Whether you have scheduled a tour or are visiting one of our boarding students, you will find it easy and enjoyable to visit The Pennington School. This guide will help you find accommodations, arrange transportation, and visit the many shops and small businesses that are within walking distance of our campus.

Located in the historic town of Pennington, in Mercer County (central NJ), The Pennington School is about 20 minutes from Princeton, about an hour from Philadelphia, and 1 ½ hours from New York City.

The Pennington School offers transportation for students to local airports and the Hamilton, NJ train station on the last day of classes prior to Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, and summer vacation. If a student is departing from campus at another time, the student is responsible for arranging his or her own transportation, including payment. Please note that students are not permitted to leave for a break prior to the last day of classes.

Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation, including payment, to return to campus at the end of any break. Transportation services are listed below.



Philadelphia International Airport: 45 minutes southwest of Pennington, just outside the city of Philadelphia.

Newark International Airport: 1 hour north of Pennington. Train service is available from Newark Airport north to New York City and south to Princeton, NJ. Fare depends on final destination and age of passenger. See train service listings under “Local Transportation.”

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK): two hours northeast of Pennington, in Jamaica, New York. Train service available from JFK via the Long Island Rail Road system (LIRR) to Penn Station in Manhattan. Change to New Jersey Transit train for service to Princeton Junction or Trenton train stations.

Trenton Mercer Airport: less than 15 minutes from Pennington’s campus, this local airport offers service via Frontier Airlines to Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago-Midway, Columbus, Detroit, and Raleigh/Durham.

Train Service

Amtrak Northeast Train Service
(800) 872-7245
East Coast train service

NJ Transit NJ/NY Train Service
(800) 772-2222 / (201) 762-5100

SEPTA Philadelphia/Trenton Train Service
(215) 580-7800

Bus and Shuttle Service

Olympic Airporter
(800) 822-9797

Super Shuttle
From Philadelphia International Airport to Pennington, NJ. Advance reservation required. Price varies depending on number of passengers.
(800) 258-3826

Suburban Transit NYC/Local Bus Service
(800) 222-0492

Local Car Service

A-1 Limousine
Advance reservation required. Will pick up from any of the three airports (Newark, Philadelphia, JFK) and deliver to Pennington, NJ. Price varies depending on number of passengers and destination.
(800) 367-0070

Princeton Taxi
Advance reservation required. Will pick up from any of the three airports (Newark, Philadelphia, JFK) and deliver to Pennington, NJ. Price varies depending on number of passengers and destination.
(609) 921-3120

Hertz Rental Car
(800) 654-3131


Nearby Hotels

Chauncey Conference Center Hotel
One Chauncey Road
Princeton, NJ 08541
(609) 921-3600
4.1 miles

Comfort Inn Lawrenceville
3270 US Route 1 North
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-3700
5.8 miles

Courtyard Ewing Princeton
360 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 771-8100
4.3 miles

Element Ewing Princeton
1000 Sam Weinroth Road East
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 671-0050
3.8 miles

Extended Stay America — Princeton/West Windsor
3450 Brunswick Pike
Princeton NJ 08540
(866) 460-7454
6.5 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton
960 US Highway 130
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 689 1260
16.9 miles

Hyatt Place Princeton
3565 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 720 0200
7.1 miles

Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 987 1234
11.2 miles

Nassau Inn
10 Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 921-7500
7.0 miles

The Peacock Inn
20 Bayard Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-1707
6.8 miles

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal

100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-7800
12.8 miles

Sonesta ES Suites
4375 US Route 1 South
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 951-0009
14.9 miles

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 452-7900
13.3 miles

Community Shops and Services

The peaceful town of Pennington, New Jersey offers a large number of everyday services that our students can easily reach within walking distance.

Boarding school students will find that they can do their banking, fill a prescription, get a haircut, do some shopping, or dine at a number of local stores and restaurants. If you are considering where to board your child, we highly encourage you to take area conveniences that can be reached on foot into account--having a village just a block away encourages participation in spontaneous group outings and helps eliminate some of the away-from-home feelings some new boarding students might have.

Within just two blocks of The Pennington School are several banks, four hair salons, a barber shop, a dry cleaner, florists, three ice-cream shops, a dozen restaurants, two pharmacies, a hardware store, and several clothing and gift retailers. There is also a large supermarket less than five minutes away on foot.

Local churches within walking distance include Pennington Baptist Church, Pennington Methodist Church, Pennington Presbyterian Church, St. James Roman Catholic Church, and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Har Sinai synagogue is a five-minute drive from campus.

A hand-drawn campus map.
Beyond enjoying the scenic areas around our campus, you will find plenty to enjoy within our borders. Click on this link to download and print The Pennington School Campus Map and bring it with you when you visit!

Questions about visiting our School?
Contact our Office of Admission at (609) 737-6128.