The Pennfield School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
Portsmouth, RI 02871
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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)
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
4%
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
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
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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    11.7 miles
    530 Ives Road
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (401) 884-9070
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    (401) 683-0268
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    431
  • Newport
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    5.2 miles
    180 Rhode Island Ave
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 849-5970
    5.2 PK-8
    207
  • West Kingston
    Grades: NS-8 | 141 students
    20.4 miles
    300 Kingstown Road
    West Kingston, RI 02892
    (401) 491-9570
    20.4 NS-8
    141
  • Portsmouth
    Grades: K | 5 students
    2.4 miles
    1985 East Main Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401) 683-5850
    2.4 K
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School Reviews

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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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