The Pennfield School

110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
Portsmouth, RI 02871-0287
Tel: (401)849-4646
Grades: NS-8 | 174 students
The Pennfield School
The Pennfield School
When you walk into The Pennfield School, you see the words "Joy, Understanding, and Respect" over the main entry.
These are the three words that define the School and its philosophy.
While the building is new and sits on 19 breath-taking acres, the School holds true to its traditional roots and its values.
A family-oriented school, Pennfield creates a partnership among all its members.
Children leave Pennfield having acquired a true love of learning and a confidence to excel at the secondary school level.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Pennfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants and collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,650
Tuition Notes $11410 for full day PS and PK . Can do 2 or 3 day PS as well for less. $16300 K-5 $18,650 6-8
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kristin Emory

School Notes:

  • The Pennfield School creates a safe, nurturing environment for all of its students. Children gain confidence in themselves through a process of teaching which is both creative, hands-on, and positive. Each child gains a voice and an audience while at the School. Performances and Assembly Speeches are a part of the educational process, which develop solid public speaking skills. Pennfield is a joyous, happy place and a school which students often refer to as a "second home."

Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Silveira Kindergarten & Nursery School (2.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portsmouth
    Grades: K-12 | 57 students
    0.5 miles
    321 E Main Rd
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • Middletown
    Grades: PK-KG | 68 students
    2.2 miles
    143 Peckham Ln
    Middletown, RI 02842
  • Portsmouth
    Grades: KG | 5 students
    2.4 miles
    1985 East Main Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • Middletown
    Bright Ideas Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 30 students
    2.4 miles
    1272 W Main Rd
    Middletown, RI 02842
  • Middletown
    All Saints Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 153 students
    2.8 miles
    915 W Main Rd
    Middletown, RI 02842

School Reviews

Pennfield School is an amazing nurturing environment and so much more! The classes are small and curriculum''s offer a respectful differentiated teaching for the students. There are numerous extracurricular activities to choose from but most important is the sense of community. Not only is the school on a beautiful campus in a new facility, everyone treats one another with respect and kindness and instills that in our children. I feel very fortunate to have such a great school in our area!
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Is Your Skill-set Still on Release 1.0?
September 20, 2015
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
5 Reasons You Might Be Looking At The Wrong Schools
September 07, 2015
Choosing the right school for your child is a major project. We look a five reasons why you might be looking at the wrong schools.
Could This Happen To My Child?
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $7,269 for elementary schools and $22,560 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rhode Island is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos