112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,900
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Pennington School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
6-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1838
1907
Campus Size
54 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
520 students
300 students
% Students of Color
37%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
70%
Average SAT Score
1220
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(https://www.pennington.org/community/students/dress-code)
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$41 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,900
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,995
Tuition international students
$58,900
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
29%
58%
Director of Admissions
Sharon Jarboe
Associate Director of Admissions
Lynn Zahn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
42
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academe (literary magazine), African American Awareness Association, All Students in Action Now, Conduct Review Board, Council for Liberals and Democrats, Crew Team, Cult Movies, Junior Proctors, Latin American Council, Literary Arts Magazine - Gallimaufry, Maiden Voyage, Mentoring, Open Art Studio, Peer Leaders, Pennington Sports Network, Prism, School Newspaper - Crane-Clarion, Science/Outing, Scuba, Service Learning Club, Sketch Class, Sports Weekly Magazine - Cranes Illustrated, Student Council, Technology Student Association, United People of Many Colors, Yearbook, Yearkbook Staff, Youth Service Fellowship

Arts and Music Programs:
Asian Magazine - Quilt Club, Blues Pop Rock Ensemble, Chamber, Computer Team, Dramatic Society, Flight Program, Literary Magazine, Pennington Singers, Presidents Council, Residence Halls Councils, Tae Kwon Do, Vocal Jazz, Womentors

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling Club

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

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 .
  • The Pennington School accreditations: Middle States, TABS, NAIS, NJAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Dontae Johnson '10 - Cornerback in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks
    • Michael Lee Brown '11 - Cast member for the Broadway show, "Dear Evan Hansen"
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,900
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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