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Teaching Excellence

Our fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Heather Strout, is the 2016 recipient of the Diman Teaching Excellence Prize. The award is voted on by Pennfield faculty and presented annually to the teacher who best inspires students to pursue academic excellence with joy and boundless enthusiasm. The prize is... » read more

Sustainability News in the Lower School

Hydroponics: Pennfield fifth graders have harvested their first crop of lettuce and basil grown with their new “Green Machine!” The students decided unanimously (almost!) to share the goods with their fellow lunch mates in the form of a fresh green salad made that day with tomatoes... » read more

Spanish in the 21st Century Workplace

Upper School Spanish students recently participated in a video chat with Alex Perry, head of the Latin America division of Patagonia, Inc. The students were excited to learn about his extensive travel adventures and how he uses his foreign language skills daily. This is the first in a series of... » read more

Following in Marco Polo's Footsteps

Photo & article courtesy of Richard Dionne Jr. & Jim McGraw at Portsmouth Times. To learn about Denis Belliveau’s 3 day visit at The Pennfield School talking about his 25,000 mile journey retracing Marco Polo’s footsteps, read the coverage in the Portsmouth Times.  » read more

Heifetz Music Institute Inspires Pennfield

Photo and article courtesy of The Newport Daily News. The Jamestown Arts Center partnered with The Heifetz International Music Institute to bring alumni performers to the local area. Pennfield was lucky enough to host a quartet at an all-school assembly. For the full scoop... » read more

The Bee's Knees

Pennfield’s sustainability program continues to be buzzworthy. Thanks to a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, the school keeps honeybees, and two hives are thriving on campus. Students inspect them and help to determine their health, among other activities. They even write reports for Rhode... » read more

On a High Note

Sebastian Bottone (’14), currently a sophomore at Portsmouth High School, received First Place Honors in a regional piano competition held in Sharon, Mass. This achievement earned him the opportunity to perform in February at Carnegie Hall with other top student finalists from around the world.... » read more

Earth Day Arts Showcase Celebration

Please join us on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 from 2 - 4 p.m.  The theme this year is WATER!  Come see the student’s terrific artwork and listen to our talented musicians perform.  Make sure to stay for the surprise announcement from our Sustainability Department!  » read more

Alpacas Kick Off 'Be Well' Week

Read more about Glen Ridge Farm’s visit as well as Pennfield’s “Be Well” initiative on Also, be sure to join us Friday, April 10 for our Spinathon! 30 minutes of spinning for $30 will support Pennfield’s health initiatives.      ... » read more

Winter Concert

Please join us for our Winter Concert on Thursday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. in The Pennfield School gym. » read more
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