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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Pennfield School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1971

Student Body

Total Students
214 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Pennfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$10759 for full day PS and PK . $14,500 K-3 $16,0004-5 $20,500 6th-8th
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristin Emory

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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: 09/02/2021

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $12,902 for elementary schools and $26,663 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rhode Island is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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