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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 525 students with over 30 countries and cultures represented on campus.
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 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 541 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,800
  • Acceptance rate: 26%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Pennington School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based
Year Founded
1838

Student Body

Total Students
541 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Pennington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
45 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Government and Politics, Latin, Macroeconomics, Modern European History, Music Theory, Physics C, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government and Politics, United States History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki pants and dress shirts for boys/dress shirts and skirts or pants for girls.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding tuition is $66500
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
Acceptance Rate
26%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sharon Jarboe
Admissions Associate
Lynn Zahn
Endowment Size
$41 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
https://www.pennington.org/community/students/activities-clubs

School Notes

  • The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on individual excellence, fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Dontae Johnson '10 - Cornerback in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks
    • Michael Lee Brown '11 - Cast member for the Broadway show, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Pennington School cost?

The Pennington School's tuition is approximately $44,800 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Pennington School?

The acceptance rate of The Pennington School is 26%, which is lower than the national average of 80%. The Pennington School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Jersey with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from The Pennington School?

The Pennington School famous alumni include: Dontae Johnson '10 and Michael Lee Brown '11.

What sports does The Pennington School offer?

The Pennington School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo and Winter Track. The Pennington School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for most sports offered.

What is The Pennington School's ranking?

The Pennington School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for The Pennington School?

The application deadline for The Pennington School is Feb. 1.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 541 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $44,800
  • Acceptance rate: 26%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Mercer County, NJ is $25,745 for elementary schools and $36,315 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mercer County, NJ is 53% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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