Kent School

PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 570 students
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For over 100 years, Kent has followed our school motto: Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose and Self-Reliance.
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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.
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Founded by an Episcopal monk, we maintain our affiliation with the church while developing to address the changing world our graduates enter.
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570 girls and boys excel in our rigorous academic environment with the help of knowledgeable, supportive teachers.
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Many of our faculty have advanced degrees and our average tenure is more than a dozen years.
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Students prepare for the world’s top colleges and universities with an extensive liberal arts curriculum and competitive art, music and athletic programs.
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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.
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A Kent student’s days are filled with opportunities to learn and grow, both inside and outside of the classroom.
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We come from 35 states and 40 countries.
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90 percent of students live on campus.
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Our faculty largely live here, too and together build our active, engaging campus community seven days a week.
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In fact, service to the community is a significant part of life at Kent.
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Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia.

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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 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1909
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% 68%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Less than once a month
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


Endowment Size $62 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,300 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,600 $27,675
% Students on Financial Aid 44% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $20,630
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


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


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 46 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 Democrats, Kent Music Honor Society, Kent News - Student Newspaper, Kent Republicans, Kentettes - a cappella group,

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
    101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    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
    8.6 mi | 288 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Washington Depot, CTRumsey Hall School
    201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    9.8 mi | 326 students | Gr. K-9
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