Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12



Graduation requirement: 1 credit, including Religion and Ethics and one elective

The Religion Department equips Pennington students with skills to engage their academic journey, the world, and themselves with intellectual empathy and cross-cultural competencies. Building on their introduction to the study of global religion during their ninth-grade year in World History, students take Religion and Ethics, a multidisciplinary exploration of religious and ethical traditions, during their sophomore year. Students choose from a range of departmental and interdisciplinary course offerings during their junior year to further build on this foundation. Throughout the curriculum, students practice the daily disciplines of reading, note-taking, reflection, and rigorous seminar discussion. Students cultivate critical thinking, writing, research, and oral presentation skills. Students participate in experiential opportunities both within the classroom and beyond.