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Encyclopedia > The Pennington School
The Pennington School
Only The Excellent
Established 1838
School type Private, Boarding and Day
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Head of School Stephanie G. Townsend
Location Pennington, NJ, USA
Campus 54 acres
Enrollment 471
Faculty 99
Average class size 13 students
Student:teacher
ratio
9:1
Average SAT
scores (2006)
537 critical reading
563 math
Athletics 15 Interscholastic Teams
Color(s) Black and Red
Mascot Red Raider
Homepage www.pennington.org

The Pennington School (also called Pennington or TPS) is a private co-educational independent boarding school enrolling approximately 445 day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. Over 20 nations are represented in Pennington’s student body from Saudi Arabia to the People’s Republic of China. The school is located in Pennington, in Mercer County, New Jersey, a small community midway between New York City and Philadelphia. TPS was founded in 1838 as the Methodist Episcopal Male Seminary, in order to secure "the education of the physical, the training of the mental, and the grounding of the soul in character."[1] However, while the school is still affiliated with the United Methodist Church and students are required to attend Chapel weekly, the school is effectively secular in nature.[2] Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor...


The school is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools. The New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) serves independent elementary and secondary schools throughout the state of New Jersey. ... The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) is a voluntary, non-profit consortium of independent schools in the Delaware Valley area. ...

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History

Founded in 1838, it is one of America's oldest boarding schools. Pennington was originally a college preparatory school for boys and young men. Pennington officially became a coeducational institution in the fall of 1854. The School was empowered by the New Jersey Legislature to confer the degrees of Mistress of English Literature and Mistress of Liberal Arts upon young ladies who had finished their course of study. However in March of 1910, it was announced that, with the coming fall, Pennington would again become a preparatory school for boys. It was not until 1972 that Pennington once again became a coeducational institution. In 1973, the Center for Learning, one of the nation's leading secondary school programs for children afflicted with dyslexia, integrated within the school.[3] The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... Developmental dyslexia is a condition or learning disability which causes difficulty with reading and writing. ...


Noted lecturers at the school include Robert Frost and Edwin Markham. Robert Frost (1941) Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. ... Charles Edwin Anson Markham (April 23, 1852 - March 7, 1940) was an American poet. ...


Admissions

According to BoardingSchoolReview.com, with an acceptance rate of 35%-40% of applicants, Pennington is ranked among the more selective boarding schools in the United States.[4]Like other prep schools, prospective students must take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), fill out an application, and go through an on-campus interview in order to be considered for admission. The SSAT logo The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admissions test administered to students in grades 5-11 to help determine placement into independent or private junior high and high schools. ...


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Curriculum

Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses are offered in AP English Language and Composition, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Latin Literature, the school also offers German and Standard Mandarin, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics,AP Microeconomics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory. Pennington also offers linear algebra and organic chemistry. The Advanced Placement Program, commonly known as Advanced Placement, or AP, is a United States and Canada-based program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school, as well as a standard measure of achievement in a particular course. ... Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (or AP English Language and Composition) is a course and examination offered by the College Board as part of the Advanced Placement Program. ... This course is for foreign language students interested in college-level courses or gaining advanced college credit. ... The AP Spanish Language exam is part of the College Boards Advanced Placement Program. ... This course prepares students for the AP Latin Literature test. ... AP Biology is a course offered by the College Board to high school students in the United States to earn credit for a college-level biology course. ... The Advanced Placement Chemistry (or AP Chemistry) course and the corresponding exam offered by the College Board as a part of the Advanced Placement Program allows United States high school students to potentially earn college-level credit in chemistry. ... AP Physics includes two, separate examinations that are offered as part of the College Boards Advanced Placement Program. ... The AP United States History exam is part of the College Boards Advanced Placement Program. ... AP United States Government and Politics is a college-level course offered through the College Boards Advanced Placement Program, which surveys the structure and function of American government and politics that begins with an analysis of the Constitution, the foundation of the American political system. ... This course is for students who are interested in a freshman college-level course in European history. ... This course is for students interested in college-level work in economics. ... This course is for advanced students interested in college-level work in economics and/or gaining advanced standing in college. ... AP Calculus AB is an advanced placement calculus exam taken by some United States high school students. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into AP Calculus. ... AP Studio Art is a series of Advanced Placement Courses divided into 3 different categories. ... Categories: | ... Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics concerned with the study of vectors, vector spaces (also called linear spaces), linear transformations, and systems of linear equations. ... Organic chemistry is a specific discipline within the subject of chemistry. ...


Notable alumni

Rudolph Ely Rudy Boschwitz (b. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 campaign manager Ken Mehlman is the current chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. ... Stephen Crane Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 - 5 June 1900) was an American novelist, poet and journalist. ... William Mastrosimone is an American playwright (born in 1947), whose plays include The Woolgatherer, Extremities, Shivaree, and Cats Paw. ... George Brinton McClellan has been the name of three noted figures in Canadian and American history. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Trivia

  • Pennington has what may be the longest standing secondary school football program in the nation. Pennington football played its first game in 1877.[5]
  • The 1896 American Olympic Team trained at the school while preparing in secret for the first modern Olympic Games.[citation needed]
  • Jerry Spinelli's novel Stargirl was adapted by Amy Mayes and Lisa Houston for the school's Fall Play, which ran November 8th to 11th, 2006, based on an original adaptation authorized by the novel's author.[6]

Flag of the United States 14 competitors from the United States competed in three sports at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... [[ Jerry Spinelli (b. ... Stargirl is a novel by Jerry Spinelli, first published in 2000. ...

References

  1. ^ History of the Pennington School, accessed October 13, 2006
  2. ^ Chapel, accessed October 13, 2006
  3. ^ The Center for Learning, accessed October 13, 2006
  4. ^ Boarding School Review: Lowest Acceptance Rates. Retrieved on May 3, 2006.
  5. ^ Football's 125th anniversary at Pennington School Nov. 1, 2004, accessed November 13, 2006
  6. ^ Pennington Drama Invited to Scotland , press release dated October 19, 2006

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External links

  • The Pennington School website
  • History of The Pennington School
  • National Center for Education Statistics data for The Pennington School


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