Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12



Graduation requirement: English required every semester

Students at Pennington can expect to have enriching experiences studying literature, writing, and language with English teachers who are enthusiastic about their discipline and trained to meet their students' needs. Through the daily disciplines of active reading, writing, and discussing, students become increasingly adept at making meaning for themselves. Asking questions of texts and one another, developing critical judgments, appreciating artistry, and speaking and writing clearly and precisely, students become knowledgeable and self-aware learners. Attuned to the power of words, graduates depart Pennington knowing how to read discerningly for meaning; how to write efficiently, powerfully, and artfully; how to use language persuasively and precisely; and how to participate mindfully in a community of scholars.