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Pennington School, The

The Pennington School is a day and boarding school serving students in grades six through twelve. The School's mission states, "The Pennington School is committed to developing individual excellence in all of its students." Since 1838, Pennington has a proud history of inclusion and diversity and today's students hail from over thirty different countries and cultures. It honors its Methodist roots with a weekly chapel that has evolved into a multi-denominational time for reflection. Pennington offers a full range of AP and honors courses, and the Cervone Center for Learning offers extra support to bright students with language-based learning differences. Two special certificate programs in Applied Science and Global studies are also offered. Boarding begins in grade 8.


112 W. Delaware Ave., Pennington, NJ 08534 United States
Phone Number: 609-737-1838
Category: Independent School
School Contact: Sharon Jarboe, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
School E-mail: sjarboe@pennington.org
Listing updated: 2011-2012,2012-2013,2015-2016

Additional Information

School State: NJ
School County: Mercer
Gender: Coed
Religious affiliation: Methodist
Grades of School: 6-8, 9-12
Enrollment: Sharon Jarboe, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Students per teacher: 13
Tuition: $38,650 (MS day), $41,630 (US Day); additional $20,210 for boarding program
Financial aid offered?: Yes
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 20 Honors, 21 AP
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-7; German-8; Latin-6; Spanish-7; Chinese-12
Extracurricular Activities:
Specific Extracurricular programs: Activities and clubs include:Art Club, Aviation Club, Bicycle Club, Black Student Union, Bowling, Campus Guides, Chess, Chorus (fall and spring), Club Sports, Community Service, Computer Science Club, Costume Crew, Cum Laude, Dance, Dramatic Society, EMC (Exchange of Many Cultures), Eye to Eye, Fall Play, Fashion Club, Free Philosophy, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay-Straight Alliance, Ghost Hunting Club, Girls in STEM, Girl Up!, Green Team, Gym & Swim, Residential Hall Prefects, Horizon Senior Internship Program, Improv Club, Innovation Project Club, Inspire Performance Academy, Intersectional Feminism Club, Investment Club, Jazz Band, Junior Proctors, Learning Difference Alliance, Library Proctors, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Music Tech, Odyssey of the Mind (Middle School), Orchestra, Peer Leaders, Pennington Basketball League, Pennington Jewish Community, Pennington Singers, The Penntonian (newspaper), Penseman (yearbook), Pit Band, Poetry Club, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Spring Play (Upper and Middle School plays), STEM Leaders, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Tea Club, Tech Crew, Triathlon Club, United People of Many Colors, Winter Musical, World Language Clubs, Yoga
School climate (what are you known for?):
Some special needs accommodated: Yes
Summer program?: Yes
Which Survey?: High School Private
High School Specifics: 100% attending four-year college; student college acceptances for the past few years include Amherst College, Barnard College, Boston University, Brown University, University of California, Berkley, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Davidson College, Emory University, Franklin & Marshall College, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, and Wesleyan University.
HS Short Description: Boarding school with history of inclusion & diversity; its Methodist roots are honored with a weekly chapel that has become a multi-denominational time for reflection and sharing.
Additional Information: Points of pride: Diverse student population; AP and Honors courses; two special certificate programs in Applied Science and Global Studies; the Cervone Center fpr Learning. Boarding starts in 8th grade.