The Pennington School prepares students exceptionally well for college and beyond, but we don't believe that the only way to get there is through a four-year grind.
Walk onto our campus and you will quickly feel what our students and families experience every day when they come here: a strong sense of community and acceptance, exceptional school pride and spirit, a warm and truly caring faculty, and an honest appreciation for every individual student. Yes, students work hard here, but we believe in balance and in finding time for family, friends, arts, and athletics as well as academics.
This is the time in your life to try something new and to test your limits. In order to develop resilience, you sometimes have to take risks. We want you to challenge yourself academically, and we have enough honors and Advanced Placement courses to fully engage your intellect in every discipline. But we also want you to play a team sport or two, to try out for a theatrical production, to learn to play a musical instrument, and to paint or draw or sculpt. Whatever your talents and interests, once you arrive at the The Pennington School, we can help you engineer new successes and build on previous accomplishments.
The Pennington School is a unique place where students feel immediately at home and are actively involved in their own learning. Here, you'll find the experiences that will build the excellent academic skills, confidence, resilience, and character you will need to succeed in high school, in college, and in life.
Nineteen Pennington School students competed in the year-long American Computer Science League (ACSL) contest, which tests students from all over the world on computer science concepts. The team, which competes in the highly competitive Senior 3 division, tied for the silver medal with one other school and finished only two points behind the first-place team.
Eighteen Pennington Latin students received awards for their outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam. The exams, which are offered at seven different skill levels, are administered annually by the American Classical League and the Junior National Classical League to over 88,000 students from the United States and twenty other countries.
The Pennington School held its 180th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, June 5. Head of School William S. Hawkey, Ph.D. granted diplomas and certificates to the 115 members of the Class of 2021, which includes students from five states and six countries outside the United States.