The Academy at Penguin Hall

The Academy at Penguin Hall's Mission is to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives. Our students are not only prepared for college but empowered for life. An Academy Graduate: Is a critical thinker and a creative problem solver.
Is a clear communicator of the written, spoken and presented word. She is an excellent collaborator and respects the varying ideas and opinions of others.
Sees herself as a contributor to a larger community and holds herself to a high moral and ethical standard.
Is able to adapt to new situations and respond to new information.
Is resourceful, organized and able to generate new ideas in an environment that requires resilience.
Is prepared for the challenges of the 21st century and is able to thrive in an increasingly connected and global world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,800
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 / Feb. 7 / rolling

Top Rankings

The Academy at Penguin Hall ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
147 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
The Academy at Penguin Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Advanced Courses
Advanced Coding, Algebra 2 Honors, Biology Honors, Calculus Honors, Chemistry Honors, Critical Exploration of Modern Issues Honors, Geometry Honors, Physics Honors, Precalculus Honors
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Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 15 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dean Tsouvalas



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, Classics Club, DIY Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Hooks & Needles, Math Team, Mock Trial Team, Prom Squad, Robotics Club, Sports Advisory Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Writing Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Choir, Rock Band

School Notes

  • The Academy at Penguin Hall's program to educate, enlighten and  empower the whole person is focused on six areas of development: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Community, Spiritual Life, and Service. Our students thrive within a joyful, creative, and supportive community that nurtures and challenges them. Our student-centered Program encourages and values growth, autonomy, and exploration. Our students cultivate empathy, ethics, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our students promote human dignity, act with compassion and integrity, and to give back to their community.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My daughter is absolutely thriving at APH! Her classes are challenging her to think and learn. She enjoys going to school every day and is excited to talk about what she is learning. She has made strong friendships already and is actively involved in the school community. She particularly loves the art and music opportunities. As a parent, it is a pleasure to see my daughter so happy learning and experiencing an outstanding education.
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The Academy at Penguin Hall is a good school. I actually enjoy going to school everyday. I really learn things that apply to my life. The food here is Exquisite. The people here are truly the nicest people I've met. I enjoy being around them. The teachers all have different teaching styles. It's not the same boring class; taking notes off a PowerPoint, long lectures, being assigned problems to do the whole class. There's a lot of productivity in each class. It is a great environment. I highly recommend.
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We are experiencing first hand the top notch education and community of #APH. The staff and students were so welcoming and helpful during the admissions process. Seeing our daughter thrive in her first year of high school is the best reward. So happy we took the chance to check this school out! #PenguinHallPride
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 147 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,800
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 / Feb. 7 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $21,637 for elementary schools and $39,200 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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