The Pennington School

112 W Delaware Ave, Pennington, NJ 08534

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The Pennington School The Pennington School

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 approximately 475 students. 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 learning differences. Founded in 1838, Pennington values both tradition and innovation, blending values gleaned from centuries of learning with the most up-to-date knowledge, and guides students in applying the result 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 can impart to the overall educational experience.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 8-12; Day — Coed 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address112 W Delaware Ave, Pennington, NJ 08534
Year Established1838
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$46,100; estimated extras $665
Boarding Tuition for International Students$46,100; estimated extras $6815
Day Tuition$30,950; estimated extras $405
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded120
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,000,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Supplemental InstructionESL, Learning Differences
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, French, German, Latin, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Water Polo
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Ice Hockey
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2011
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School95
Most Common Graduate DestinationsHobart/Wm Smith 5, NYU 4, Fairfield 3, High Pt 3, U of Richmond 3, Syracuse 3
Average Math SAT548
Average Critical Reading SAT526
Average Writing SAT537
Average ACT24


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students122
Percentage of Applicants Accepted38
Tests Used for AdmissionSSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorStephanie G. Townsend
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2006
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Univ of Connecticut, MA, Middlebury College
Director(s) of AdmissionsStephen D. Milich, Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment485
Boarding Students115
Day Students370
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)85
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)400
Percentage of International Students11
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1
Dress CodeFormal
Teaching Faculty87
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)70
Male Teaching Faculty38
Female Teaching Faculty49
Faculty EthnicityWhite 94%, Latino 2%, African-American 3%, Asian 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage54
Buildings on Campus18
Facilities Value$20,500,000
Endowment Value$26,000,000
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