The Academy at Penguin Hall is an independent all-girls secondary school. Our mission is to educate, enlighten, and empower young women to live and lead exemplary lives and blaze trails wherever they go.

Our Mission

Penguin Hall At a Glance


Faculty Who Hold Advanced Degrees


Student-Teacher Ratio


Communities Represented


Students Who Receive Financial Aid

Where Girls Blaze Trails

With an outstanding education and curriculum rooted in inquiry-based learning, critical thinking and collaboration, students are prepared to address real-world challenges, advocate for their ideas, and think for themselves in innovative ways.

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Marietta ’19 shares her academic experience at Penguin Hall.

From Our Parents


Stronger Together: One Year Later

What was unthinkable to us a year ago has become all too familiar. The ring of a Zoom call signaling the start of class, the sting of hand sanitizer over a small papercut, the adjustment of a mask as it slips off the nose. March 2020 marked the beginning of these daily routines not only for the community at APH, but the world.

Dr. Nerissa Kreher Joins APH As Guest Speaker

Yesterday, Penguin Hall welcomed Dr. Nerissa Kreher as a guest speaker for our Women in Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Kreher is an accomplished physician executive and pediatric endocrinologist with strong biotech experience in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs.

Students Commemorate Racial Slavery with Own Memorials

For their culminating project, Dr. Kimberley invited students to create memorials that commemorate the history of racial slavery. She tasked students with understanding the concept of historical memory; exploring the complex decision making processes behind designing a memorial; examining the role of memorials in shaping historical memory of racial slavery; and using diverse forms of expression to memorialize racial slavery.

APH Students Put Their Twist on Famous Greek Tragedy

APH 9th graders in World Humanities read the first play of the trilogy, "Agamemnon", together and then broke into groups for a creative assignment. Each group put their own spin on the tragic play and presented it in a totally different style, from a rap video to a reality TV show!



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.

The Academy At Penguin Hall

36 Essex Street
Wenham, MA 01984


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