Mission & Values

The Academy at Penguin Hall’s Mission is to educate, enlighten and empower young women to live and to lead exemplary lives.

The Academy at Penguin Hall is an independent, college preparatory secondary school for young women committed to developing the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, socially, physically and creatively.

A Culture of Kindness & Inclusion

Our commitment to educating, empowering, and enlightening young women rests on a foundation of kindness. We understand and appreciate the many talents, gifts, challenges, and life circumstances of each individual in our community, honoring the inherent dignity of all. 

Additionally, we recognize the prejudice, discrimination and privilege that members of our community may face due to culture, nationality, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, size, religion, age, gender, physical ability, and learning abilities, among many other factors.

Our goal is to create an inclusive, diverse environment where empathy and self-awareness allow every member of our community to flourish.

Unity in Diversity

We welcome students from all faith traditions and belief systems. By exploring spirituality in academic and community contexts, students have opportunities to reflect on its role in their lives and communities at a local, national, and global level.

We support and encourage unity through diversity. Through this process, students can aspire to higher ethical standards, integrity and dignity. Each year, our students participate in grade-level retreats, where they explore age-appropriate questions, and discuss transitions and the role of women in an ever-changing and dynamic society.