Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12



Cara H. , Class of 2019

Female student smiling in front of a bush."Arriving in America, for me, meant to open my heart to a new home and a different culture. I hardly knew anyone and quickly made friends with other students, some in the same situation. Little did I know that these friendships would later turn out to become my closest--these are friends who I can talk to and share everything with.

Spending time with these friends, who not only make me happy but can also always cheer me up, makes me realize that I have truly become part of a new family, far from Vienna. Whether it is in the arms of my best friend, the smile of a friendly teacher, or the encouragement of my advisor, The Pennington School makes me feel at home and a part of a close family that I will belong to forever."