The Academy At Penguin Hall

To educate, enlighten, and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.

VIDEO: APH Students share their experience at Penguin Hall.

Now accepting applications
in grades 9-12 for Fall 2019

Regular Admission Application Deadline:
February 8, 2019

Visit The Academy at Penguin Hall

Personal Tours of our campus are available for prospective students and their families. Shadow Days are another way for students to experience The Academy by spending a half day here, attending classes and other activities with a current student. Contact Heather Tripp, Director of Admissions, at 978-468-6200 to schedule a Tour or Shadow Day.

2018 Graduating Class


100% Accepted to
4 Year Colleges


$1.8 Million
in Scholarship Funds



  • Artwork Inspired by the Empresses of China’s Forbidden City

Artwork Inspired by the Empresses of China’s Forbidden City

Students in Studio Art and Introduction to Art classes were recently given a unique assignment. They had to create a piece of art inspired by items they had seen during a recent trip to the Empresses of China’s Forbidden City exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. They translated the knowledge they gained during the field trip into artwork that echoes Chinese history but with a modern twist.

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Symposium Master Classes

On January 22nd, the first day of Intersession Symposium, students selected two of the following Master Classes taught by APH faculty and staff. These classes are designed for students to gain exposure to diverse topics and also to see how intellectual curiosity and passion for learning are important qualities they can develop throughout their lives. The full course descriptions highlight the range of subjects that will be taught.

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Symposium: How is an Exemplary Life Defined?

The inaugural APH Intersession Symposium will take place on Tuesday through Friday, January 22nd-25th. This kind of event is critical to students' professional and personal growth. Making intentional time for learning beyond the classroom and to help students envision their future is in keeping with The Academy's mission: to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.

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Developmental Theory as Understood by Tracing Cultural Trends

To better understand Lev Vgotsky’s theory of the Zone of Proximal Development, students in Cultural Psychology chose a topic they were interested in and worked with a partner to trace the history of their topic over a 100 year span to understand the impact of time, place, and culture on that topic. Students studied the evolution of wide-ranging topics including music, makeup, toys, bathing suits, dyslexia, feminine hygiene products, and LGBTQ history.



APH associations

The Academy at Penguin Hall is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Independent Schools in New England, and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. We are an independent, all-girls, college preparatory high school whose mission is to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.