Kents Hill School

PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17,
Kents Hill, ME 04349
Tel: 207-685-4914
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 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 26 states and 19 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...

Upcoming Events and News

  • Open House - Mon., October 06, 2014 - get more information!
  • Not Your Average High School Electives at Kents Hill - 03/28/2014 - Each subject area taught at Kents Hill, be it History, English, Science or Math, has its own elective classes focusing on a specific discipline. Elective classes provide students with hands on experience in a subject area that they may want to pursue in ...more
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Kents Hill 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 Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1824 1908
Campus Size 400 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 18%
% International Students 25% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 67%
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 9 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 48% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $24 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,500 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,500 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 41% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Meg Bennett  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 15
AP 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 24
ExtracurricularsAcademic Advisory Committee, Admissions Tour Guides, Amnesty International, Community Service, Dormitory Proctor, Drama Club, Environmental Club, International Club, Jazz Band, 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

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Mild/Moderate Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Leon Leonwood Bean - Founder of L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine
    • Alden J. Blethen - Publisher of The Seattle Daily Times

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Hebron Academy (24.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HebronHebron Academy
    P.O. Box 309
    24.6 mi | 256 students | Gr. 6-12
  • BathHyde School - Bath, ME
    616 High Street
    35.6 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BethelGould Academy
    PO Box 860
    38.9 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • North BridgtonBridgton Academy
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME04057
    40.5 mi | 180 students | Gr. 12
  • FryeburgFryeburg Academy
    745 Main Street
    52.7 mi | 578 students | Gr. 9-12
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