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Facts & Figures

At a Glance

Don’t let the statistics speak for themselves: Pennfield students are truly extraordinary – in so many ways. We invite you to come see for yourself.

  • Founded in 1971 as The New School
  • Moved to permanent location at “Little Slocum Farm” in 2004
  • Renamed The Pennfield School in 1993, after Isabelle Penny (Assistant Head of School and English teacher, 1972-1993)
  • About 165 students in grades Preschool (age 3)  – 8
  • International students, most recently from China, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and Saudi Arabia
  • About 25 military students each year
  • About 125 families -with about 40 new students each year. A majority live on Aquidneck Island. Families also travel from South County, East Bay and Little Compton/Tiverton.
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • 39 faculty and administrators
  • Grades 5 – 8 : 100% access to Macbooks, iMacs and iPads
  • Lower School 1:2 computer to student ratio
  • 19 acres of property abutting the Aquidneck Island Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway Trail and Glen Farm (Portsmouth’s athletic fields)