Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12


Your home away from home

At the heart of The Pennington School is our boarding community! With 120 boarding students and 50 faculty members and their families living on campus, Pennington is a place that feels like home. Our boarding community shares everything: we live together, work together, rest together, eat together, laugh together, and learn together, each and every day.

Faculty members at Pennington serve our students not only in the classroom as teachers, but also on the playing fields as coaches, in the theater as directors, and in the dormitories as hall parents and mentors. Because boarding students and teachers know each other well at Pennington, it means that students know to whom to turn about an academic challenge or a personal dilemma, and teachers are able to respond with care and knowledge to the concerns and needs of their students.

We look forward to welcoming you home at Pennington! You can watch videos with perspectives from a few of our boarding students below.

 Boarding Perspectives
Weekend Activities

A variety of activities are planned each weekend and posted mid-week. There are community-building events on campus, trips to museums, special events, and shopping centers, and more. Day students often join in on the fun.

Read more information about weekend activities here

Coming from abroad?

Please find a list of what to bring.


Orah is a management tool that we use to improve communication between parents/guardians, boarders, host families, and residential faculty. Using a web-based and iOS app, it allows us to keep track of the status of each boarder, whether on campus, around the campus, or off campus. Up-to-date details of a boarder’s whereabouts can be put into the app by the boarders and by the Administrator on Duty (AOD) to provide information directly to the faculty members who are on duty.

Learn more about the advantages of boarding school
 Learn about the NJ boarding school experience.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) offers a great deal of information about boarding school in general. To learn more about boarding school life and how much it can offer, please visit their website.