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 40 Upper School AP and honors courses to challenge even the most ambitious students. 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

Entrepreneur Rachel Domb '19 presents to Applied Science students

On February 24, entrepreneur and Pennington graduate Rachel Domb ’19 spoke to students in the Applied Science program over Zoom. In addition to being a sophomore psychology major at Northeastern University, Domb is the founder of Rooted Living, an eco-friendly, plant-based snack company.

Junior Proctors run successful blood drive

The Junior Proctors held their annual American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, February 25. Many students, parents, faculty, and staff donated, allowing the Junior Proctors to meet their goal of collecting 28 pints of blood.

Vice President of Comcast Cybersecurity speaks to Pennington students

On February 17, Leon Y. Li, vice president of cybersecurity for Comcast, delivered a presentation to students in the Applied Science program. Li gave students an inside look into his industry and spoke about the exciting outlook of careers in the cybersecurity field.