Kent School

5.00 5 1 (20 reviews)
Tel: 860-927-6111
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 27 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 35 states and 40 countries. 90 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.

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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars   10/24/2017
    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 Stars   12/8/2017
    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 Stars   12/27/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   11/5/2016
    Eckerd College
    The physical campus and surrounding areas of Kent School truly brought the campus to another level that few other schools had. The campus itself is set up so that the academic and residential buildings are. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Albion College
    I hadn't attended any other boarding schools besides Kent, so I don't know much about other schools beyond what I saw when I visited other campuses for sporting events. From what I understand, Kent is. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Kent SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19061910
Campus Size1200 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment570 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyLess than once a month
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$87 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$39,500$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT70%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBrian Sullivan

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations5723
ExtracurricularsHeifer International

Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Animal Rights Club, Buddhist Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Hillel Society, International Club, Investment Club, Kent Daily Update (Student online news, info, contests), Knitting Club, Math Team, Mission Committee, Model UN, My Soldier Club, Outdoors Club, Peer Counselors, Philosphy Club, Photo Club, Playwriting Club, Poets' Society, Pre-Engineering, REACH Community Service, Robotics Team, SAGE- Students Affirming Gender Equality, Sandy Hook Promise, Spanish Club, Theater Club (travels to see plays and musicals), Yearbook Committee

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Soccer, Club Squash, Club Tennis, Fitness Club, Mountain Biking, Ping Pong Club, Road Biking, Spirit Club, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University15
George Washington University14
Syracuse University12
Colby College11
University of California at Berkeley10
Connecticut College8
Hobart and William Smith Colleges8
United States Naval Academy8
Boston University7
Cornell University7
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independant Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools
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