The Pennfield School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Tel: (401)849-4646
Grades: NS-8 | 185 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
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 185 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 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants and collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,890
Tuition Notes $11985 for full day PS and PK . Can do 2 or 3 day PS as well for less. $17380 K-5 $19890 6-8
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
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."

Profile last updated: 05/27/2016

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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
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!
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