Kents Hill School

PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
Kents Hill, ME 04349
Tel: 207-685-1606
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 250 students
Kents Hill School is a small, co-educational boarding school located just three hours north of Boston and an hour from Portland, Maine.
Small classes, low student to faculty ratios, a diverse student body from 21 states and 20 nations, a broad academic curriculum which includes ESL and the Akin Learning Center, a strong arts program and a competitive athletics program provide our students with a warm community and an all-inclusive college preparatory experience.
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Kents Hill School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1824 1910
Campus Size 400 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $24 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,600 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,100 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsLeanne Yeaton Burnham

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
CoursesAP AB Calculus, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Studies, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Physics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Advisory Committee, Admission Tour Guides, Amnesty International Club, Community Service Club, Dorm Prefects, Drama Club, Environment Club, International Club, Jazz Club, Kents Hill Singers, Literary magazine, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Counselor, Peer Tutor, Rock Band, Student Activities, Student Ambassador, Student Government, Yearbook, Yoga

School Notes

  • Located on a 400-acre campus, Kents Hill School provides a comprehensive college preparatory program in a supportive and friendly environment for students from all over the world. Small classes with a low student to faculty ratio, a strong, broad academic curriculum and a competitive athletics program provide our students with a wealth of opportunities. AP and honors courses exist within most departments and provide an accelerated approach to many subjects; Kents Hill was a 2003 recipient of the Siemens Foundation Award for achievement in mathematics and science at the Advanced Placement level.
  • The arts, music, and theater are also important components of the academic experience, as are our many clubs and activities, while sports such as ice hockey, alpine skiing, snowboarding, football, fencing, horseback riding, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and baseball round out the athletics program. Special programs such as Environmental Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Waters Learning Skills Center (for motivated students with learning differences) round out the Kents Hill experience. In recent years, the school has opened the Alfond Athletics Center, the Harold Alfond Athletics Fields (the largest contiguous area of turf in New England), the Williams Woodworking Studio, the Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall, and Reed Hall, a girls residence hall.
  • LD types supported: Mild/Moderate Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC
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