PO Box 2006
Kent, CT 06757
Kent School is an independent college preparatory boarding school serving grades 9-12 located in Kent, CT. We are guided by our motto - Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance - to educate our students intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually so that they will be prepared to contribute to the common good in the world beyond Kent School.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,000
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Kent School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 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
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
520 students
300 students
% Students of Color
28%
26%
% International Students
26%
20%
% Students Boarding
93%
70%
Average SAT Score
1312
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1160 - 1485
-
Average ACT score
26
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Bi-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
$125 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,950
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$52,000
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
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
29%
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
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2021
5.00
Columbia University
The freedom Kent offers its students is truly unparalleled, and with freedom comes responsibility: Students quickly learn how to look after themselves and one another. If you're looking for a place to learn independence, and. . .

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. . .
Show more reviews (25 reviews)
Submit Review for Kent School
Earn $20 by submitting your alumni review!

Recent Articles

What is Progressive Education?
What is Progressive Education?
The promise of progressive education is as the students come to the solution, they’re active, they’re engaged, they’re motivated, and they’re learning. Most progressive schools encourage students to explore other areas of their development where young people find focus or uncover the contentment of stillness. It is about learning how to think, not what to think.
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
We look at the roles in the partnership of school, parent, and student. Understanding each partner's responsibilities is essential for a successful boarding school experience.
JROTC or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
July 12, 2022
JROTC or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
There are 17 military high schools in the United Schools. JROTC forms the backbone of the military training component at these schools. Here's what's involved.

Featured Schools

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,000
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Quick Links