Middle School Community and Spiritual Life
Every week, the entire Middle School community gathers together as one. Community Meeting is a time for important announcements, student performances, celebratory recognitions, processing issues in our community and around the world, and the like. Students also meet each week with their advisory groups, and again with their Junior Proctors.
Chapel is a time of personal and meaningful reflection. Led by the School’s chaplain in Pennington's Methodist Church, Chapel is a spiritual time, rather than a religious one. It is a time to recognize all faiths and find meaning in our day-to-day decisions and experiences. Chapel is organized around monthly themes, such as Creating Your Vision or Gratitude, and advisory groups each take turns in leading the service.
Lunch time is also a community time to break bread with one another and to engage in desired activities, from a game of wiffle ball, to getting a jump on homework or gathering with a group to work on a class project. All of these moments contribute to the full Pennington experience.