Kent School

Kent
, CT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
520
Students
91%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
23
Sports
1906
Year Founded

Description

Kent School is an independent college preparatory boarding school serving grades 9-12, with a post-graduate option. We are guided by our motto — Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance — to educate our students intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually so that they will be prepared to contribute to the common good in the world beyond Kent School.

Unique Characteristics

Kent School is an intentional community with a central focus on equipping students with the skills that will empower them to make an impact on the broader world. We call these skills the Kent School Competencies, and they are taught in every context of our shared life — in our classrooms, in St. Joseph’s Chapel, on the stage, in our dormitories, and on our playing fields, courts, rink, and river.

  • Active Empathy: The skill necessary not only to see and understand another’s perspective, but also to act in ways that advance mutual understanding.
  • Servant Leadership: Understanding leadership as service to others.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking: The ability to assess both quantitative and qualitative information critically, create knowledge from it, and apply that knowledge to novel contexts.
  • Effective Communication: The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms,
  • Engaged Citizenship: Understanding and fulfilling one’s responsibilities to individuals in a community and to the community itself.

Kent School’s distinctly warm, inclusive, and supportive environment sets us apart. Learn more about the difference a community makes on the lives of students in these videos.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

520
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

31 countries are represented in the student body.

 

Location

Address1 Macedonia Rd, Kent, CT 06757
Nearby Airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport (85 miles)

Newark Liberty International Airport (98 miles)

Bradley International Airport

Campus Size1200 Acres

Contact Information

Amy Ober
Admissions Director
Michael Hirschfeld
Head of School
860-927-6111
Phone