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The Pennington School

The Pennington School is a coeducational private Methodist boarding traditional school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Pennington School says

The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs, with a current enrollment of 485 students. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts. Within the curriculum there are also small programs for international students and for students with learning differences. Founded in 1838, Pennington values both tradition and innovation, applying the values gleaned from centuries of learning, along with the most up-to-date knowledge to a rapidly changing world. llThe Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. The Pennington School offers a college preparatory curriculum with honors and AP classes, an ESL program for international students, and the Center for Learning. Members of The Pennington School community believe: - Every individual has inherent value. - Each individual has unique potential that can be developed. - Diversity enriches a community. - All life experiences are opportunities to learn. - Learning is an ongoing process. - All people are responsible for and to one another. - Character development is integral to responsible citizenship. - All people should treat each other and each other's religious traditions with respect. The Pennington School seeks to enroll students of good character and demonstrated citizenship who enjoy being part of a community that welcomes and encourages the participation of each of its members. Students should have strong academic ability and should be seeking to build a record of personal achievements appropriate for college admission.




Grades Cost Term
Middle School $46,100 Annual

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  (609) 737-6128
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Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT



Test Scores

1460 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1880 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1680 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 483
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 18
7 32
8 31
9 91
10 110
11 98
12 103

The Pennington School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Pennington School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Average Class Size 13
Gender 57% Male / 43% Female
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 25%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 10%


  • Bowling
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • French Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • German Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Mock Trial
  • Peer Mentoring and Support
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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