The Pennfield School

110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
Portsmouth, RI 02871-0287
Tel: (401)849-4646
Grades: NS-8 | 174 students
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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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
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
42%
Acceptance Rate
95%
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."
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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

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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $7,269 for elementary schools and $23,785 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).