Kents Hill School

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

  • Kents Hill School Receives $3.5 Million Matching Grant from Harold Alfond Foundation - 06/18/2015 - Kents Hill, Me. - Kents Hill School is the beneficiary of a $3.5 million matching grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation, it was announced today. This is the largest commitment of financial support in the School’s 191-year ...more
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Kents Hill 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
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1824 1910
Campus Size 400 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% 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 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 48% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $24 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,600 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,100 $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 41% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesAP 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

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

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:

  • Located on a 400-acre campus, Kents Hill School provides a comprehensive college preparatory program in a supportive and friendly environment for students from all over the world. Small classes with a low student to faculty ratio, a strong, broad academic curriculum and a competitive athletics program provide our students with a wealth of opportunities. AP and honors courses exist within most departments and provide an accelerated approach to many subjects; Kents Hill was a 2003 recipient of the Siemens Foundation Award for achievement in mathematics and science at the Advanced Placement level.

    The arts, music, and theater are also important components of the academic experience, as are our many clubs and activities, while sports such as ice hockey, alpine skiing, snowboarding, football, fencing, horseback riding, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball and baseball round out the athletics program. Special programs such as Environmental Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Waters Learning Skills Center (for motivated students with learning differences) round out the Kents Hill experience. In recent years, the school has opened the Alfond Athletics Center, the Harold Alfond Athletics Fields (the largest contiguous area of turf in New England), the Williams Woodworking Studio, the Performing Arts Center at Newton Hall, and Reed Hall, a girls residence hall.
  • 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 boarding school is Hebron Academy (24.6 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hebron, MEHebron Academy
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225
    24.6 mi | 256 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Newcastle, MELincoln Academy
    81 Academy Hill
    NewcastleME 04553
    2075633596, ext. 108
    34 mi | 540 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Bath, MEHyde School - Bath, ME
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    207-443-7101
    35.6 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Bethel, MEGould Academy
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    207-824-7777
    38.9 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Pittsfield, MEMaine Central Institute
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    207-487-2282
    39.8 mi | 450 students | Gr. 9-12
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