A small Middle School with big opportunities
Energetic. Social. Curious. Interesting. Challenging.
The Middle School at Pennington is a small, friendly environment with big opportunities for academic and personal growth. With just over 100 students in all, our Middle School offers its own curricular and co-curricular program, its own faculty dedicated to these transformative years, and its own unique identity. The Middle School, however, is very much a part of the larger Pennington community.
Middle School students are expected to work hard in the classroom and to be active participants in their own education. In working closely with faculty and their peers, students will be asked to experience new things and to stretch and challenge their perspectives. Students will build upon their strengths and develop as individuals while making close friends in a community diverse in age and national origin. Our nurturing and committed environment is designed to support students where they are, both developmentally and intellectually.
The spirit of our Middle School students permeates the Pennington campus, helping to create the sense of welcome, inclusion, and industry that makes The Pennington School such an exceptional place in which to learn and grow.
After thousands of practices and nearly 800 games, the Pennington School's turf field has been extensively upgraded. The original turf field, named for recently retired longtime faculty member Tom Liwosz, was purchased second-hand in 2009 from the New York Jets training facility. Ever since, the field has been an essential resource for Pennington's athletics program and home to some of our School's most honored annual traditions and community celebrations. It is a place where our students, families, alumni, and friends joyfully come together and share their Pennington pride.
The Pennington School held a graduation ceremony on June 10 for 36 students completing studies in its Middle School. After an invocation from Head of Middle School Chrissie Knight, Head of School William S. Hawkey presented opening remarks.
On May 14, Pennington’s Community Service Club held its fifth annual Mini-THON®, a dance-a-thon to raise money for children fighting cancer.