"Kids can often fall into a habit of playing into a role and not discovering themselves, but Pennington allows kids to express themselves in a way they feel comfortable and encourage them to grow. This is the place that can really launch [my son]."
"My son is so happy here. He wants to be involved in everything and it
is actually difficult to tear him away at the end of the day. That is
probably the best way to describe how great this environment is--what more could you ask for in a school?"
has resided in Mercer County since
the 1930s and we were unaware of The Pennington School's positive
contributions to many African-American students' educational and
athletic achievements. Through our son, now a junior, we
have witnessed firsthand the School's commitment to
educational excellence, diversity of community, humility, and athletic
"It's been a fabulous experience for us. I find that my son found his equilibrium here; it's the right amount of challenge yet it's the right amount of flexibility to be himself and to be a kid at the same time."
"From arts and science to athletics and extracurricular activities, the School
provides an excellent and balanced approach to education but also
respects and encourages family time. We can see our children growing up
to be well-rounded individuals."
"I think the influence of The Pennington School never fades. These kids
carry it with them--the friendships that they’ve made, the connections
that they developed for the future, the strong skills that they’ve
learned, the way that they have thought about learning."
"The Pennington campus is well organized with a strong academic atmosphere. The School takes care of the needs of students with different backgrounds, such as the spring festival dinner that the School provides for the Chinese students every year, which makes me feel that I have sent my child to live in a big family rather than a boarding school!"