Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12



Over 175 years of excellence in education

We offer a vigorous and challenging college preparatory curriculum. It begins with a wide-ranging curriculum in Middle School and includes an Upper School course in Advanced Molecular Biology, in which our students discovered two previously unknown viruses. We offer dozens of AP and honors courses. Our teachers are experts in their subjects, and they are experts in presenting their material in ways to support a variety of learning styles. Technology is an integral part of the classroom experience, and constant collaboration between students makes learning an active process for everyone.

The Pennington difference

We don't think that “one size fits all” should apply to the classroom. We approach students as individuals, meet them where they are when they arrive at Pennington, and move them forward so that they can reach their academic goals and full potential as learners. Our teachers are deeply committed to their students’ success.

Our classes are small. Students and teachers know each other very well. And although you will be challenged to do your best work here, help is always available. Because so many of our faculty live on campus, teachers are easy to find after school and in the evenings. There are supervised study hours in the library every midweek night, and specialized help with writing assignments, math, and science is also there when you need it.

Learning beyond the classroom

Learning happens outside the classroom, too. Your teachers are also your coaches and your advisors. Every interaction, resource, and experience is a learning opportunity. We want you to take some risks, try something new, and be creative with your education here. The arts, athletics, and service are just as important as academic excellence, and we want you to try them all. Test your limits, explore as much as you can, and you will build the resilience, self-confidence, and character you will need to succeed all your life.

Academics News

Planning for the 2019-20 school year?

We are eagerly awaiting the return of our students to the campus! Visit the Back-to-School page to review everything you need to know to get ready for the start of the new school year. 

Middle School celebrates eighth grade at graduation

The Pennington School held ceremonies at the Pennington Presbyterian Church on June 6 for 43 students graduating from its Middle School. The students represent three states and three countries outside the United States

Middle School awards presented

On Thursday, June 6, awards were presented to Middle School students for achievements in athletics, scholarship, and more.