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

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



  • Mary Mazzio

Olympian and Award-winning Filmmaker Mary Mazzio Visits APH

On Monday, December 10th, The Academy was honored to welcome Mary Mazzio as the second guest in our Women in Leadership Speaker Series. Ms. Mazzio’s inspiring body of work extends from athletics (an Olympic rower) to the arts (an accomplished documentary filmmaker). Ms. Mazzio’s inspiring words remind all of us how important it is to lift others up and to work hard to make a difference in the world both for ourselves and for those who come after us.

  • Claudia

Exchange Student from Guatemala Reflects on Her Time at APH

Each fall, an APH family hosts an exchange student from Guatemala and this year, we were delighted to welcome Claudia G. While she was with us during the past two months, Claudia did an excellent job of immersing herself in all elements of school life. On Friday, December 7th, her final day at APH, Claudia gave a presentation to the entire school during Morning Meeting. We miss her already and wish her all the best for her very bright future!

  • Junior Class Service Project

Junior Class Service Project: Beach Clean-up Day

Article by Juliette Chait '20 - On Thursday, November 15, the junior class was invited to eat at first lunch and then was excused from classes for the remainder of the afternoon. We all bundled up and took the vans to Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester for our team-building class service project. Our mission was to collect all the trash we could find on the beach and keep track of everything on the paper for an organization called COASTSWEEP.

  • Out of the Shadows Class Field Trip

Bringing Women’s Lives Out of the Shadows of History

In a unique class called Out of the Shadows, students are learning about the lives of enslaved women in New England and the South. Under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Linda Meditz, the students are learning about several “hidden” women in Massachusetts including Lucy Foster who was enslaved in Andover. Their proposal to erect a gravestone in Lucy's honor has been approved by the Board of the South Church at Andover and is now moving forward.



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.