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

Application deadline for Early Decision:
November 16th, 2018

Upcoming Admissions Information Session:

Join us for an interactive discussion with current students & faculty followed by a student-led tour of our campus.


2018 Graduating Class


100% Accepted to
4 Year Colleges


$1.8 Million
in Scholarship Funds



  • Field Trip to Play

Writing Class Field Trip to “Peculiar Patriot” Play

Article by Molly Geaney '19 On October 24th, Mr. Williams’ 12th grade Writing to Change the World class attended The Peculiar Patriot, a one-woman show playing at the Paramount Theatre in Boston. The play, starring and written by Liza Jessie Peterson, explores the impacts of mass incarceration on the lives and communities that it disrupts.

  • choreography

Expressing Creativity through Choreography

When you see a dancer performing with passion, it is truly mesmerizing. Each movement, gesture, and facial expression can convey so much. In Taunia Soderquist’s Choreography class, seven students are learning the power and grace of dancing individually and as a group. We look forward to seeing this talented group of young women perform their final choreography projects at the Winter Concert on December 14th!

  • Robotics Class

Programming Dancing Robots?!?

In Craig Gorton’s Robotics class, six students are hard at work writing code using a program called Arduino to control robots. After moving from simple tasks to more complicated maneuvers such as completing a maze, the girls completed their greatest challenge yet: programming the robots to perform a choreographed dance together.

  • Millay Field Trip

Celebrating the Life of a Poet Who Defied Convention

On an early, cool fall morning, eighteen students gathered to embark on a field trip to Steepletop, the home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Each girl had her own unique reasons for being willing to spend a whole Saturday traveling 163 miles each way to Austerlitz, New York to visit Millay’s home and grounds but the common thread they all shared was an eagerness to learn more about the Pulitzer Prize winning poet and thoroughly modern woman.



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.