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.
In November, several Pennington Middle School students participated in a qualifying test for the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8). The top seven scorers on the qualifying test went on to represent the School in the contest on November 12. The AMC 8 is a 60-year-old mathematics competition for Middle School students that attracts 350,000 participants annually. The 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination is designed to cultivate the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. This year, six eighth-graders and one seventh-grader represented the School. Of those competing, one student received a Gold medal, two earned Silver, and one scored Bronze.
For the 26th consecutive year, the Pennington School community came together to host its annual HomeFront Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14. The Holiday Party is a Pennington tradition; Pennington students and faculty members host guests from HomeFront, a local organization serving those in need in Mercer County.
On December 11, twelve Middle School students in the electives Middle School Singers and Instrumental Lab spread some holiday cheer by performing a number of hit songs for the Hopewell Valley Senior Center. About fifteen senior citizens from the area enjoyed coffee, tea, and snacks while the Middle School students played instrumental music and sung holiday songs.