The Pennfield School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
Portsmouth, RI 02871
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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1971
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students182 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Pennfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants and collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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 $18,075 1st-5th $20,686 6th-8th
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristin 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • East Greenwich
    Grades: NS-12 | 312 students
    11.7 miles
    530 Ives Road
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    11.7 NS-12
  • Portsmouth
     St Philomena School
    St Philomena School Photo - A St. Philomena student is absorbed in his library book.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
    3.5 miles
    324 Corys Ln
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    3.5 PK-8
  • Newport
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    5.2 miles
    180 Rhode Island Ave
    Newport, RI 02840
    5.2 PK-8
  • West Kingston
    Grades: NS-8 | 141 students
    20.4 miles
    300 Kingstown Road
    West Kingston, RI 02892
    20.4 NS-8
  • Portsmouth
    Grades: K | 5 students
    2.4 miles
    1985 East Main Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    2.4 K

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!
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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $10,462 for elementary schools and $25,837 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rhode Island is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).