Heather Tripp

Heather Tripp
Director of Admissions

Thank you for your interest in The Academy at Penguin Hall – the only all-girls secondary school in Essex County. I have an 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 learn to find their voice and to become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, effective communicators, and meaningful collaborators. They are also focused on our founding principal of creating a culture of kindness that permeates all facets of their world.  They are developing and nurturing bonds with their teachers, administrators and classmates. 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!

Attend an Admissions Information Session
These events enable both prospective students and parents to 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.

Fall 2019 Admissions Information Session Dates/Times
September 28, 2019 – 2 pm
October 20, 2019 – 2 pm
January 12, 2020 – 2 pm

Schedule a Personal Tour
Personal tours of our campus are available for prospective students and their families. For a personal tour, call me at 978-468-6200.

Schedule 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. To schedule a Shadow Day, call me at 978-468-6200.

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


Important Dates:

November 15, 2019: Fall Applications & Financial Aid Applications Due

December 6, 2019: Fall Applicant Decision Notification

December 13, 2019: Academy Scholars Announced

February 7, 2020: Spring Applications & Financial Aid Applications Due

February 28, 2019: Spring Applicant Decision Notification

March 8, 2020: Accepted Student Reception

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