PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
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 28 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 29 states and 37 countries. 91 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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,550
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,250
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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Class of 2017
5.00
Brown University
Kent's emphasis on individualized education is one of the elements that sets it apart from other boarding schools. The Studies Office allows students to choose classes that interest them the most, when they have completed. . .

Class of 2017
5.00
Dartmouth College
Campus is beautiful and landscape around it. It was very relaxing walking around campus and looking at the beautiful mountain algo and Housatonic river.Teachers and advisors were available 24/7 and always happy to give advice. . .

Class of 2017
5.00
RPI
Our campus was right next to a mountain and a river, so hiking or playing in the river was a very common activity when the weather was good. We also had mandatory chapel service three times. . .
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Top Rankings

Kent School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Kent School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1906
1907
Campus Size
1200 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
520 students
300 students
% Students of Color
28%
25%
% International Students
26%
20%
% Students Boarding
91%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Business casual )
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$109 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$67,550
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,250
$32,995
% Students on Financial Aid
29%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$40,676
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
70%
-
Acceptance Rate
38%
58%
Director of Admissions
Amy Ober

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
65
23
Extracurriculars
Peer Mentoring

Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Animal Rights Club, Anti-Bullying Club, Asian/Chinese Club, Biking Club, Bit N Spur Riding Club, Buddhist Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Dance Committee, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Earth Advocates, Entrepreneurship & Finance Club, Environment Club, Exclusive Service Club, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Female Engineers, French Club, Girls Advocacy, Go Club, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel Society, Improv Club, International Club, Investment Club, Kent Daily Update (Student online news, info, contests), Model UN, Outdoors Club, Panache (Modern Dance Troupe), Peer Counselors, Philosphy Club, Photo Club, Playwriting Club, REACH - Remember Every Action Can Help, Service League, Single-Track Club, Social Justice Club, Steel Drum Band, Students of Color Alliance, Theater Club (travels to see plays and musicals), Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Bell Ringing Guild, Chapel, Concert Club, Dance Club, Hip Hop Club, Jazz Club, Kent Music Honor Society, Kent News - Student Newspaper, Kentettes - a cappella group, Orchestra, THE CAULDRON - literary magazine, World View Committee

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Club Soccer, Club Squash, Club Tennis, Debating, Fitness Club, Ping Pong Club, Stock Market Simulation Club, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 2015
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University
15
George Washington University
14
Syracuse University
12
Colby College
11
University of California at Berkeley
10
Connecticut College
8
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
8
United States Naval Academy
8
Boston University
7
Cornell University
7

School Notes

  • Kent School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independant Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,550
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,250
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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