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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
36 Essex Street
Wenham, MA 01984
About The Academy at Penguin Hall...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
$2,500
From The Academy at Penguin Hall

The Academy at Penguin Hall (APH) is the only independent, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12 north of Boston. Our mission is to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.

At APH, students engage with a rigorous curriculum and a supportive community that meets them where they are and emboldens them to excel in their academic and personal goals. Our academic approach focuses on student-centered and interdisciplinary learning that prepares our students to blaze their own paths in college and in life. In and out of the classroom, our young women are given the support and guidance they need to take more intellectual risks and discover how their thoughts, voices, and actions can and will impact the world.

We offer transportation to students from more than 40 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We invite you to visit us and experience what makes The Academy at Penguin Hall such a unique place to learn, grow, and thrive.

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The Academy at Penguin Hall Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
11 responses
Average ACT

Our Curriculum: What, So What, Now What?

Read about the Academy at Penguin Hall's student-centered approach to Curriculum, rooted in inquiry, collaboration, and critical thinking. Develop a deeper understanding of Penguin Hall's rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum structure, how we measure the effectiveness of our curriculum, and the intentionality behind why APH chooses not to offer AP courses.

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    Students

    Diversity
    C+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    118
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
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    Living in the Area
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    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $96,979
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,262
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $535,800
    National
    $184,700

    The Academy at Penguin Hall Reviews

    21 reviews
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    I am currently a Senior at The Academy at Penguin Hall in Wenham MA. It is a small (but growing) all girls school surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful land that makes coming to school each day that much better. Teachers stay after school to further expand the understanding of the student on the topic that they need the most help with. Whether it's participating in a club, sport, or a new elective, everyone who attends are excited, supportive, and ready for you to succeed! I am excited to be part of the group of girls who will be the first to graduate Penguin Hall starting as freshman 2016 to seniors in 2020.
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    My daughter is currently a freshman and the changes that happened to her in the first semester were mind blowing. She went from a shy, introverted middle schooler, to becoming her class representative with a voice that I've never heard before! The environment and support has allowed her to truly be her confident, proactive self, and it's more than a parent could want for their child.
    I love The Academy at Penguin Hall! I'm a current 9th grader, and I find the school amazing! I like all the academics, and find that I'm able to really grow into myself.