Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12


A group of Pennington Middle Schoolers posing with their hands up

Middle School Academics

Courses in math, science, English, social studies, and languages make up the core academic experience in Middle School. Each one of these core courses develops necessary time-honored and twenty-first century academic skills, exposes students to new content and approaches to learning that connect to their world, and challenges student perceptions in order for them to reach new, more sophisticated understanding. These core classes are also places where students learn to access and apply technology with increasing purpose, efficiency and responsibility.

As a school that focuses on developing the whole child, core courses are complemented by exploratory courses in music, health and the arts, in addition to a wide variety of elective courses that allow students to learn something new, satisfy a specific area of interest or strengthen a flourishing talent. While elective classes change from year to year, courses in art, music, drama, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are consistently available. The entire campus becomes a classroom. For a more complete list of courses at each grade, please see our curriculum overview.