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A Pennington School education represents an investment in your child’s future.

We appreciate the extent of this financial commitment and strongly believe that a family's financial constraints should not be the determining factor in whether your child attends our School. The Pennington School offers financial assistance to help bridge the gap between what families can afford and the cost of attending The Pennington School.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Merit Scholarships

The Pennington School offers a number of scholarships to especially talented students. All applicants are automatically considered for merit awards.

The Headmaster’s Award Program scholarships are given in honor of previous headmasters. Headmaster’s awards recognize students with strong academics who reflect Pennington’s core values of Honor, Virtue, and Humility. Amounts range from $5,000—$25,000.

Music Merit Awards: two $7,500 awards annually

Bishop Fred P. Corson Endowed Scholarship: for potential leaders in academics, athletics, and the arts

Lionel R. Driscoll Scholarship: two or more awards that cover up to a full four-year tuition

Global Art and Cultural Exchange Program: five awards annually cover transportation, room, board, and tuition for a ten-day trip to the Central Academy of the Fine Arts in Beijing, China.


Financial Aid for New Applicants

The Pennington School determines a family’s need for financial assistance based on TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) computations, applicable tax returns, and the Financial Assistance Committee’s guidelines. Computations at TADS are based on financial estimations for the upcoming year, which requires that all families complete the application by February 1, 2019, so that awards may be calculated.

Families interested in applying for need-based financial assistance should comply with our application deadlines. However, due to limited funds, financial assistance is not guaranteed to all qualified applicants.

Financial Aid Timeline

October 1
Families may begin the financial assistance application process online with TADS by clicking here.

February 1
Deadline for submission of all financial assistance forms to TADS — The Pennington School will not accept hard copies of income tax forms. All forms should be sent to TADS electronically or by mail*.

March 10
Admission decisions are sent to all new families that applied to The Pennington School. If financial assistance is awarded to the student, that award will be reflected in the enrollment contract.

April 10
Deadline for admitted students to enroll at The Pennington School by submitting a signed contract and 10% tuition deposit.

* In the event that financial forms and/or information are missing, families will be contacted by TADS no more than three times. If after three times information is not obtained, the application will be considered incomplete by the Financial Assistance Committee.

Confidentiality

The Pennington School understands that financial assistance is a sensitive issue for families and for the School. For that reason, the School adheres to strict guidelines safeguarding awards, families’ income taxes, and relative information. The expectation is that families who receive financial assistance will do the same and keep all information private. By not doing so, families run the risk of losing their award.

Methodology

The Pennington School and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) work within "Financial Aid Principles of Good Practice." For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call the Office of Admission at 609–737–6128 or refer to the TADS website at www.tads.com.

Financial Aid for Returning Families

The Pennington School determines a family’s need for financial assistance based on TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) computations, applicable tax returns, and the Financial Assistance Committee’s guidelines. Computations at TADS are based on financial estimations for the upcoming year, which requires that all families complete the application by February 1, 2019, so that awards may be calculated.

Families interested in applying for need-based financial assistance should comply with our application deadlines. However, due to limited funds, financial assistance is not guaranteed to all qualified applicants.

Timeline

October 1
Families may begin the financial assistance application process online with TADS by clicking here.

February 1
Deadline for submission of all financial assistance forms to TADS—The Pennington School will not accept hard copies of income tax forms. All forms should be sent to TADS electronically or by mail*.

February 15
Re-enrollment contracts for the following school year are supplied. Families who completed the financial assistance process will see their allocated award reflected on their re-enrollment contract.

March 1
Deadline for re-enrollment at The Pennington School by submitting a signed contract and 10% tuition deposit.

* In the event that financial forms and/or information are missing, families will be contacted by TADS no more than three times. If after three times information is not obtained, the application will be considered incomplete by the Financial Assistance Committee.

Confidentiality

The Pennington School understands that financial aid is a sensitive issue for families and for the School. For that reason, the School adheres to strict guidelines safeguarding awards, families’ income taxes, and relative information. The expectation is that families who receive a financial aid award will do the same and keep all information private. By not doing so, families run the risk of losing their award.

Methodology

The Pennington School and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) work within "Financial Aid Principles of Good Practice." For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call the Office of Admission at 609–737–6128 or refer to the TADS website at www.tads.com.

Tuition 2019-20

Middle School, Day: $38,650
Upper School, Day: $41,630

Boarding Supplement: $20,210
Cervone Center for Learning Supplement: $18,400 or $23,100 (based on the level of need as determined by the Center for Learning)
Academic Skills/Math Skills Tutorial (per semester): $2,625
ESL: $4,450/class

 

Fees*

Activity Fee, Day Students: $235
Activity Fee, Boarding Students: $580
International Student Fee (includes medical insurance): $1,865
Parent AssociationDues: $50

 

*Notes

Day student fees include tuition, lunch, technology fees, personal iPad, science lab fees, infirmary services, transportation for members of athletic teams, and most extracurricular activities. The boarding supplement includes the above as well as room and board, and weekend activities.

Tuition and fees are determined by the School's Board of Trustees.