"Pennington definitely had an impact on how I see the world and how I
want to impact the world in a way that is inclusive and diverse and
accepting and tolerant and good all around."
"My favorite thing about Pennington is the faculty. The
School has retained so much of its faculty over the past thirty years that it's really become a place where students feel
comfortable and valued. Coming back makes you feel like you're at home;
it's like family."
"The School has all these little ways of teaching you to
care about those around you and the world you live in. Pennington
fostered in me the idea that you can't work in one area without looking
at the greater impact it has on the world."
"It has been my honor to serve on the Board of Trustees
since 1989, and as Chair since 2007, and to be involved
with some of the most important moments in the history of Pennington: the
building of a Campus Center, the School’s 175th
anniversary in 2013, launching new academic programs in Global Studies and
Applied Science, and a spectacular new humanities
building. Pennington has changed so much since I was a student here,
but what hasn’t changed is the faculty’s dedication to bringing out the best in
every single student."
"I started at Pennington in sixth grade. The
School taught me to be accepting of all sorts of people. No one really
fell into a clique, and I never felt like we had to fit into in a
certain kind of box. Every time I come back to campus, it feels like I
"My time at Pennington was probably the best life decision I
made thus far. Learning from great educators and interacting
with a very diverse population has helped me tremendously in my
"Taking Economics my first semester at the University of Pennsylvania
could have been intimidating and even overwhelming, but I was fortunate
enough to have taken AP Macroeconomics at Pennington. My teacher
provided me with a solid foundation to build upon that set me far above
my peers--even those that had taken AP Macro at other high schools. It
was the individualized attention that I got at Pennington that has given
me the confidence I needed to succeed at Penn."
"Pennington is a small-knit community, and the faculty all know me for
who I am as a person. I wasn't quite sure who I was when I was at
Pennington, but in retrospect, my teachers all recognized who I was and
who I could become."