The Pennington School was a learning institution located in Wellington, New Zealand.


In 2371, Jake Sisko considered an internship at the Pennington School to study writing, but decided to wait another year before considering it again due to the wealth of story information he would get by remaining on Deep Space 9. (DS9 episode: "Explorers")

Jake was still considering attending Pennington in 2372 and 2373. (DS9 episodes: "Homefront", "The Muse", DS9 novel: Trial by Error)

In 2376, Jake Sisko thought about applying to Pennington again after Kasidy Yates had given birth. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book Two)

In an alternate timeline in which Benjamin Sisko was displaced from time and presumed killed, Jake left Deep Space 9 and attended Pennington, which he later graduated from. (DS9 episode: "The Visitor")

In 2383, Jake applied to the Pennington School again and was considering moving to New Zealand with his wife Azeni Korena. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn)

Jake had been accepted by Pennington in 2385 and was studying there. (ST - The Fall novel: Revelation and Dust)

While this school does not actually exist, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, does in reality have its own well renowned creative writing program. Wellington-based New Zealand fan writer, fanzine editor and convention organizer, Lana Pennington-Brown, who was befriended by several of the production staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, inspired the name of the fictitious educational institution.
The Star Trek: Vanguard series of novels features a 23rd century journalist named Tim Pennington, after whom David Mack has confirmed the Pennington School is named.

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