Kent School

PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: 860-927-6111
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 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.
570 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 27 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 35 states and 40 countries.
90 percent of 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.
Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia.

Alumni Reviews
reviews
  Review School

Top 10 Placements:

Similar Size Schools

Listed among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 102 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Kent School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1910
Campus Size 1200 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 570 students 295 students
% Students of Color 13% 19%
% 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 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 27 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 63% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $80 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,500 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,500 $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 44% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $20,465
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70% -
Acceptance Rate 39% 57%
Director of AdmissionsSarah Gleason Ross

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 44 24
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International, Animal Rights Club, Art Club, Bell Ringing Guild, Buddhist Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Diversity & Culture Club, Environmental Club, FOCUS- Fellowship of Christian Schools and Universities, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Hillel Society, International Club, Investment Club, Kent Daily Update (Student online news, info, contests), Kent Music Honor Society, Kent News - Student Newspaper, Kentettes - a cappella group, Kentones - a cappella group, Knitting Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2012-2014 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, National Association of Independant Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is South Kent School (2.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • South Kent, CTSouth Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539 ext.201
    2.9 mi | 180 students | Gr. 9-12
  • New Milford, CTCanterbury School
    (Catholic)
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860)210-3832
    4.8 mi | 320 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Pawling, NYTrinity-Pawling School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845 855 4825
    7.6 mi | 300 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Washington, CTThe Gunnery
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    (860)-868-7334
    8.6 mi | 288 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kent, CTThe Marvelwood School
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    860-927-0047
    10.1 mi | 160 students | Gr. 9-12
Recent Articles
Packing for School
Packing for School
Published June 14, 2015
What are you allowed to bring to boarding school? What are you not allowed to bring to boarding school? Answers to those questions and more.
Two kinds of admissions are in use at American boarding schools: admissions with a fixed deadline and rolling admissions. We take a look at rolling admissions.
The boarding school choices available to international students are as immense as they are exciting. Boarding school fairs, like Linden’s Summer & Boarding School Expositions, are the most comprehensive way to start you on your path to studying at one of these prestigious institutions.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of citizenship:
Student is:
In grade:           For entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!