The Pennington School

112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
Tel: 609-737-6128
  • 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 510 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, applying the values gleaned from centuries of learning, along with the most up-to-date knowledge to a rapidly changing world.
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Pennington Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation United Methodist Non-denominational
Year Founded 1838 1910
Campus Size 54 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 510 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1700 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1470 - 1890 -
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $36 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,950 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,300 $28,500
Tuition international students $55,450 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsSharon Jarboe
Associate Director of AdmissionsJenny Chase / Lynn Zahn


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track


Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 23
ExtracurricularsAll Students in Action Now, Blues Pop Rock Ensemble, Bowling Club, Campus Guides, Chamber, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Dramatic Society, Environment Club, Fall Play, Female Vocal Ensemble, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Hip Hop Club, History Club, Jazz Club, Junior Proctors, Literary magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Orchestra,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 10
Rutgers University 10
Syracuse University 10
Drexel University 9
Boston University 8
Lafayette College 7
New York University 7
Carnegie Mellon University 6
Fordham University 6
Princeton University 6
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school serving day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. The Pennington School offers a college preparatory curriculum with honors and AP classes, an ESL program for international students, and the Center for Learning.
  • Members of The Pennington School community believe: - Every individual has inherent value. - Each individual has unique potential that can be developed. - Diversity enriches a community. - All life experiences are opportunities to learn. - Learning is an ongoing process. - All people are responsible for and to one another. - Character development is integral to responsible citizenship. - All people should treat each other and each other's religious traditions with respect.
  • The Pennington School seeks to enroll students of good character and demonstrated citizenship who enjoy being part of a community that welcomes and encourages the participation of each of its members. Students should have strong academic ability and should be seeking to build a record of personal achievements appropriate for college admission.
  • LD types supported: Language-based learning differences .
  • School accreditations: Middle States, TABS, NAIS, NJAIS
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