Penikese Island School

  • Penikese is a small, family-style residential school that emphasizes community, interdependence, and relationship-based, hands-on education for boys who have not been successful in other learning environments.
  • The educational program is tailored to the individual and his behavioral adaptations that have precluded his learning in a traditional classroom.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades 8-10
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students6 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Penikese Island School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size4 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorPam Brighton

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school and elementary school to Penikese Island School is Falmouth Academy (3.3 miles away)
  • The nearest preschool is Little Kids Inc (3.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Falmouth
    Grades: 7-12 | 218 students
    3.3 miles
    7 Highfield Dr.
    Falmouth, MA 02540
    (508) 457-9696
    3.3 7-12
  • North Falmouth
    Little Kids Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 45 students
    3.6 miles
    590 North Falmouth Hwy.
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    (508) 563-7428
    3.6 PK-K
  • Vineyard Haven
    Grades: PK-7 | 41 students
    6.6 miles
    286 Main St
    Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
    (508) 693-4090
    6.6 PK-7
  • North Falmouth
    Grades: 7-12 | 13 students
    9 miles
    81 Chester St.
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    (774) 994-7588
    9 7-12
  • North Falmouth
    Grades: PK-K | 16 students
    9 miles
    81 Chester St
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    (508) 563-9010
    9 PK-K

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