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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

On May 10, The Pennington School welcomed all our students back to campus for full-time in-person learning for the first time since March 2020! We are committed to fully opening the school for the 2021–22 school year. #PenningtonSAFE

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,300
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$36,000
From The Pennington School

For 182 years The Pennington School has served a diverse community of learners. Our strength lies in building an intentional community in which every student is treated as an individual and encouraged to find their voice. Come learn more about why the majority of our alumni say they had transformational experiences during their years at Pennington. The Pennington School offers 6–12 grades in a co-ed environment that features both day and boarding. We have a strong international students program and have welcomed students from all over the world since 1885. Our nationally renowned Center for Learning has served bright students with learning differences since the mid-1970s. Located in Pennington, NJ, we are 10 minutes from Princeton, 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 60 minutes from New York City, and convenient to multiple international airports and local train stations. Pennington is a small charming town that has been named one of the safest communities in New Jersey for raising a family.

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The Pennington School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
87 responses
Average ACT
29
91 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
  • Homefront Gym and Swim
    15%
  • Coffee House
    13%
  • Community Day
    13%
  • Homecoming Holiday Party
    10%
  • HomeFront holiday party, dances, homecoming,soccer
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Stephen Crane Lecture Series
    8%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
25%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Brazil, China, Finland, Mexico, Senegal
International Boarding Students
12%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
527
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 14 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

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