The Pennington School

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The Pennington School Photo #1 - Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12.
  • The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs, with a current enrollment of 500 students from 6 states and 12 countries.
  • The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts.
  • Within the curriculum there are also small programs for international students and for students with language-based learning differences.
  • Founded in 1838, Pennington values both tradition and innovation, applying the values gleaned from centuries of learning, along with the most up-to-date knowledge, to a rapidly changing world.
  • The School's faculty members focus not only on what they can teach the students, but also on what the varied perspectives of the student body may contribute to the entire educational experience.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based
Year Founded1838

Student Body

Total Students542 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Pennington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican History, Art Portfolio, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, French, German, Government and Politics, Latin, Macroeconomics, Modern European History, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and dress shirts for boys/dress shirts and skirts or pants for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,650
Tuition NotesBoarding tuition is $58,900
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$30,000
Acceptance Rate
29%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSharon Jarboe
Admissions AssociateLynn Zahn
Endowment Size$41 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Water PoloWinter Track,

School Notes

  • The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs, with a current enrollment of 500 students from 6 states and 12 countries. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts. Within the curriculum there are also small programs for international students and for students with language-based learning differences. Founded in 1838, Pennington values both tradition and innovation, applying the values gleaned from centuries of learning, along with the most up-to-date knowledge, to a rapidly changing world. The School's faculty members focus not only on what they can teach the students, but also on what the varied perspectives of the student body may contribute to the entire educational experience.

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    Grades: 6-12 | 614 students
    6 miles
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)921-7600
    6 6-12
    614
  • Princeton
    Grades: NS-12 | 960 students
    6.3 miles
    650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)924-6700
    6.3 NS-12
    960
  • Hightstown
    Grades: 9-12 | 564 students
    14.9 miles
    201 S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
    (609)944-7501
    14.9 9-12
    564
  • Lawrence Township
    Grades: 9-12 | 817 students
    4.2 miles
    2500 Main Street
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
    (609)895-2030
    4.2 9-12
    817
  • Trenton
    Grades: 9-12 | 291 students
    8.6 miles
    175 Leonard Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08610
    (609)586-3705
    8.6 9-12
    291

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