Academic support is provided throughout the school year in a number of ways. Pennington faculty members are all dedicated to helping every student reach his or her potential.
There is a period for extra help available Monday through Thursday after school and before athletics that is open to all students. Students may meet with any of their teachers during this period. Students may also make appointments with teachers to meet at a mutually convenient time.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides specific writing support virtually for Upper School students after school and during evening Study Hall. Learn more about the Writing Center.
Beginning on Monday, September 14, the Writing Center will be available after school, Monday through Thursday, 3:15-4:00 p.m. The Writing Center is also available during evening Study Hall, Monday through Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Access the Zoom link for the Writing Center.
Math Extra Help
Math Extra Help is an opportunity for students to work on their math assignments, prepare for assessments, or ask questions about any level of math. Students can work with teachers one-on-one or in small groups. There is no sign up required to attend. You can drop in to ask one question or work for a longer period of time.
Math Extra Help takes place during evening Study Hall, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Access the Zoom link for Math Extra Help.
International Student Extra Help
International Student Extra Help is an opportunity for students to seek help virtually on assignments across their content classes. We work one-on-one and offer support for all kinds of writing assignments, presentations, research, and preparation for class discussion. Students are encouraged to drop in before classes and talk about their experience studying from home and share tips and strategies with their peers.
International Student Extra Help takes place via Zoom before school, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Access the Zoom link for International Student Extra Help.
Cervone Center for Learning Extra Help
Extra help for students in the Cervone Center for Learning is offered virtually Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Access the Zoom link for Cervone Center for Learning Extra Help.
Evening Study Halls
Meckler Library is open six days a week and on school nights for student study, and is supervised by faculty at all times. All teachers will make time to provide support for individual students upon request.
Academic Support Classes
Math Skills Tutorial (MST)Designed for small groups of students, this semester course uses alternative instructional approaches to strengthen math skills and understanding. There is a supplemental fee for this course, and enrollment is based on teacher recommendation.
Academic Skills Tutorial (AST)
Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning
Pennington's renowned Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning provides a superb program of academic support for bright students with learning disabilities. Students are enrolled in our traditional college preparatory program of study while being able to take advantage, when necessary, of specialized, parallel classes in English, mathematics, and Spanish. There are also daily one-to-one Compensatory Skills classes that focus on building an individual student's strengths while minimizing the impact of weaknesses.
English as a Second Language
Pennington supports students who have a broad range of language abilities with courses designed to bring them from study in an American middle and upper school to success in an American college. New students are placed in the classes according to their skills and needs as determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Learn more about ESL.