On Saturday, Dec. 15, The Pennington School welcomed more than 300 guests to campus for its annual holiday party for the clients of HomeFront, a nonprofit organization in Mercer County with a mission to end homelessness in Central New Jersey. This year's party marked the 25th year that the School has hosted the event.
The senior Peer Leaders worked for months to help organize this event, which includes a toy drive where parents can choose gifts for their children and have them wrapped on site. Children also select gifts for their parents in a separate location. Photos with Santa, arts and crafts activities, bingo for the adults, and a DJ and dance party were all enthusiastically enjoyed, along with a special holiday feast served by the School's faculty and boarding students. This year, to honor the fact that this was the 25th anniversary of the partnership between The Pennington School and Homefront, every child was also invited to choose a new book as well. The annual party is the highlight of the holiday season for the Pennington School community.
The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on individual excellence, fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts.