Kent School

PO Box 2006,
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: 800-538-KENT (5368)
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 570 students
For over 100 years, KENT has followed our school motto: Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose and Self-Reliance.
Located in the Northwest corner of Connecticut in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains along the banks of the Housatonic River, KENT is rich in tradition and innovation.
Founded by an Episcopal monk, we maintain our affiliation with the church while developing to address the changing world our graduates enter.
560 girls and boys excel in our rigorous academic environment with the help of knowledgeable, supportive teachers.
Many of our faculty have advanced degrees and our average tenure is more than a dozen years.
Students prepare for the world’s top colleges and universities with an extensive liberal arts curriculum and competitive art, music and athletic programs.
We study in 25 AP subjects, rare courses like Mandarin Chinese, Irish Drama, Genetics & Biotechnology, our new Pre-Engineering program and our extensive club and extracurricular offerings.
A KENT student’s days are filled with opportunities to learn and grow, both inside and outside of the classroom.
We come from 30 states and 43 countries.
Most students live on campus.
Our faculty largely live here, too and together build our active, engaging campus community seven days a week.
In fact, service to the community is a significant part of life at KENT.
Kent School is a Community of Achievement with a Culture of Performance that gives our students Momentum for Life

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Kent School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1908
Campus Size 1200 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 570 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 29% 20%
% Students Boarding 91% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 27 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 66% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $62 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,300 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,600 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 44% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70% -
Acceptance Rate 39% 58%
Director of Admissions Sarah Gleason Ross
Nancy N. Peterson
Associate Director of Admissions Nick Wilbur  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 24
ExtracurricularsAnimal Rights Club, Art Club, Bell Ringing Guild, Chess Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Diversity & Culture Club, Ecology Club, FABB - For A Better Beginning, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, German Club, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Hillel Society, Italian Club, Kent Daily Update (Student online news, info, contests), Kent Democrats, Kent Music Honor Society, Kent News - Student Newspaper, Kent Republicans, Kent School Volunteer Fire Brigade, Kentettes - a cappella group, Kentones - a cappella group, Math Team,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2011 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University 11
Johns Hopkins University 11
Cornell University 9
George Washington University 9
New York University 9
Trinity College 9
Boston College 8
Northeastern University 8
University of St. Andrews (UK) 8
Brown University 6

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is The Hotchkiss School (21.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
    11 Interlaken Road
    (860) 435-3102
    21.2 mi | 594 students | Gr. 9-12
  • SimsburyThe Ethel Walker School
    230 Bushy Hill Road
    36.2 mi | 258 students | Gr. 6-12
  • WallingfordChoate Rosemary Hall
    333 Christian Street
    36.6 mi | 865 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
    Office of Admission
    45.4 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
  • EasthamptonThe Williston Northampton School
    19 Payson Avenue
    (413) 529-3241
    60 mi | 460 students | Gr. 7-12
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