Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12

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Class of 2022

We have begun scheduling for the next academic year and need parents’ input to formulate an appropriate course of study for your child. To become more familiar with our course offerings, please review the 2020–21 Upper School Course Catalog. Then, please download the Course Request Worksheet for the Class of 2022, and complete, sign, and return it by Friday, May 1, 2020. This worksheet should be scanned and sent to Mary Dwyer at academics@pennington.org.  

A typical junior schedule in our seven-period schedule includes the five core subject areas (Math, English, World Languages, Science, and History) and one additional period of elective study (typically a semester course in Religion and another in Arts). Juniors may elect to use the remaining period of the day for study or to request one additional course of their choosing.

Additionally, as I am sure you are aware, in advance of junior year students may apply to either the Global Studies or Applied Science certificate programs, which begin in Grade 11. If you wish to consider this option, visit the Applied Science or Global Studies pages of the School’s website for more information.

You will note that in each of the core subjects there is an option to select an honors-level course. Placement in these courses is subject to department approval and a student’s performance on a placement exam. Placement exams are administered for students who request an honors-level course, advanced math course, or advanced world language course (level II and above). More information will be sent to you after we receive and process your child's completed Course Selection Guide.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Dwyer, administrative assistant to the academic dean, at 609–737–6135 to schedule a time to speak with Dean of Academic Affairs Scott Peeler.