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"Pennington is a good school, and very competitive."
– Benjamin Sisko, 2371 ("Explorers")

The Pennington School was a learning institution located in Wellington, New Zealand. It offered writing fellowships. One's admission could be deferred to a later date if so desired.

In 2371, Jake Sisko considered turning down the writing fellowship he had been offered by the Pennington School. Before he revealed his reason for doing so (namely that he was worried about his father being alone) Sisko thought it was because he was worried about being homesick.

Later, Benjamin made Jake promise that he wouldn't base his decision to go or not on how his father's proposed date with Kasidy Yates turned out. Jake ultimately decided to wait a year in order to gain more experience from which to draw his inspiration. (DS9: "Explorers")

In an alternate 2372, after his father died, Jake Sisko considered attending the Pennington School. Nog was happy about this decision because they would both stay on Earth. Although Jake still had his doubts, he eventually graduated several years later. (DS9: "The Visitor")

He briefly discussed his plans to attend the school with Onaya when she asked him what he was doing to make sure he'd be remembered. (DS9: "The Muse")

The Star Trek: Vanguard series of novels features a 23rd century journalist named Tim Pennington, after whom the Pennington School is presumably named.
There is also a boarding school in New Jersey with the same name. The great American writer Stephen Crane attended the actual Pennington School.

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