Thank you for your interest in The Academy at Penguin Hall – the only all-girls secondary school in Essex County. I have this amazing and rewarding opportunity to not only share the Mission of The Academy with potential students, but to witness first hand, the incredible and powerful benefits of an all-girls education.

The young women who attend The Academy are focused on our founding principal of creating a culture of kindness that permeates all facets of their world.  Our students are competitive, but competitive in that they want and support each other to succeed. They are developing and nurturing the bonds with their teachers, administrators and classmates. They are learning to find their voice, to be critical thinkers and collaborators. They amaze and inspire me and as the mother of a daughter, I look forward to the day she can experience all The Academy, and the sisterhood, has to offer for herself.

The best way to learn about The Academy is to visit us!
It is my pleasure to share with you our incredible program, beautiful campus, exceptional facilities and the benefits of an all-girls education. For a personal tour call me at 978-468-6200. Also, listed below are our open house and open classroom dates for spring and fall. An open house is an event where both prospective students and parents can familiarize themselves with The Academy at Penguin Hall. You will have the chance to connect with our students, faculty and administration. Families take away a full sense of the scope and sequence of our program. An open classroom is a peek into a day in the life of a student at The Academy. You may also be interested in scheduling a Shadow Day. Shadow Days are offered throughout the year and provide a unique opportunity to spend the day at The Academy. Students attend four classes across all four grades, have lunch in our bistro, make new friends and get a true feel of the sisterhood. Call today to schedule a shadow day. 

2017 – 2018 Open House dates:

We will also host an admissions information night:

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2pm

Thank you for your interest in The Academy at Penguin Hall. I look forward to sharing our incredible school with you.


Heather Tripp

Director of Admissions



Important Dates:

November 17, 2017: Early Admission & Financial Aid Applications Due

December 8, 2017: Early Admission Decision Notification

December 15, 2017: President’s Scholarship Awarded to Early Decision Candidate

February 2, 2018: Regular Admission & Financial Aid Applications Due

February 16, 2018: Regular Admission Decision Notification

March 4, 2018: Accepted Student Reception

March 13, 22 and April 4, 2018: Accepted Student Revisit Days

April 6, 2018: Deposits due for new families

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