LOCATION Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA
- YEAR FOUNDED 1971
- STUDENT BODY Boys and Girls
- NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 175
- AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 16
- AVERAGE STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO 1:5
The Pennfield School is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), of which it is a member. The School is approved annually as an elementary school by the office of the Commissioner of Education of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. In addition, the School holds memberships in the following organizations: The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Independent Schools Association of RI (ISARI), The Educational Records Bureau (ERB), The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), The Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSAT) and The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education (ACE).
Curriculm and SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Pennfield fosters confident and self-directed learners through a rigorous, creative, and multicultural curriculum in an environment where everyone is treated with kindness and respect. The Pennfield curriculum is both challenging and balanced and taught by award-winning teachers who use state of the art technology to provide differentiated instruction.
- 1:1 iPad program
- Yearly Science Expo., Spelling Bee, and Geography Contest
- Hooked (Pennfield) Magazine voted Best Middle School Magazine in Rhode Island and given Superior rating for Excellence in Student Literacy Magazine by The National Council of Teachers of English
The Pennfield Curriculum also includes extensive leadership opportunities for students including:
- Elected Student Council Officers
- Student Ambassadors of the Oak Society
- Spanish Honors Society Mentoring Program
- Buddy Program
- Student led reduce, reuse, recycle program
RECENT SCHOOL PLACEMENT
Pennfield students go on to excel at a wide variety of schools.
- Lincoln School
- Moses Brown School
- Philips Academy Andover
- Wheeler School
- Tabor Academy
- Rocky Hill School
- St Andrew's School
- Brown University
- Georgetown University
- George Washington University
- Harvard College
- Middlebury College
- New York University
- Vassar College
- Northeastern University
Athletics at Pennfield are very much a part of every student’s experience in a positive and uplifting way. Whether a star soccer player or an Eighth Grader who wants to learn how to play basketball for the first time, there is a place for everyone to learn about and explore their athletic abilities. Pennfield offers:
- lacrosse for boys and girls
- cross country
- ski/snowboarding club
- after-school riding program
Pennfield has 19.9 acres campus located on historic Little Slocum Farm in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This location offers excellent athletic and academic facilities and a welcoming and friendly environment.
ARTS & ACTIVITIES
From the moment you drive onto the Pennfield campus, you will notice our passion for the arts. We believe that a child’s imagination and creativity are cornerstones to learning and understanding – about themselves and the world around them.
Subjects taught in the classroom flow naturally into the art studio, the band room, chorus and onto the stage. This interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning provides depth and richness to our curriculum.
The arts are celebrated and alive everywhere at the Pennfield School - in the Preschool classroom, in the Science lab, in the Spanish classroom, throughout the hallways of the school and in the library. Just take a look around and you’ll see, the arts make learning fun.