Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12


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.

Upper School News

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.

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