Kent School

PO Box 2006,
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: 800-538-KENT (5368)
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 560 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 
2013 School Data
Kent School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1907
Campus Size 1200 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 560 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 29% 20%
% Students Boarding 91% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics 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% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $62 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,400 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,500 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 44% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 68% -
Acceptance Rate 39% 57%
Director of Admissions Kathryn F. Sullivan  
Associate Director of Admissions Nick Wilbur  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 13
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 Marvelwood School (2.5 miles away)
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