Kents Hill School

PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
Kents Hill, ME 04349
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 21 states and 20 nations, a broad academic curriculum which includes ELS 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,250
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,250
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Kents Hill School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 96 schools) for:

Student Attention
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Kents Hill School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Learning Difference Programs
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
400 acres
130 acres

Student Body

250 students
314 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
11 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$24 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Meghan Bennett
Associate Director of Admissions
Alison Lincoln-Rich

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
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,



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Dorm Proctors, Foodies, Green Team, GSTA, Math Team, Robotics, Student Activities, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Studio Art, Tour Guide Program, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Orchestra, Choir, Colin Powell Leadership Program, Contemporary Band, Kents Hill Chamber Group

Recreational Athletic Programs:

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Located in central Maine, Kents Hill School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school grades 9-PG attracting 225 students from 17 states and 18 countries. Since 1824, Kents Hill has been dedicated to providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values. Students are coached through a 4-dimensional (4D) experience of leadership development, academics, athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities.
  • Kents Hill School's innovative Four-Dimensional (4D) Academic Curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. By placing equal importance on knowledge, skills, character, and reflection throughout all aspects of a student's life at Kents Hill, we are taking steps to build an experience that is balanced, purposeful, and impactful. Examples of this can be seen through our Advising Program, our DIRIGO (I Lead) Program, and our many other intentional approaches to Student Life
  • Students have a wide variety of extracurricular options at Kents Hill School. With our 20+ options for athletics and our Music and Performing Arts Program, students have the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow in their extracurricular activites. 
  • Kents Hill School offers specialized programs such as our English Language Services Program, Learning Skills Program, and Academic Gap Year to provide additional support for those students who need it. Our English Language Support or ELS Program provides targeted and customized language- and skills-based support for English language learners. Students strengthen their language abilities through an introduction to academic content and fortify their skills as they prepare to enter mainstream classes. Our Learning Skills Program offers two levels of customized support based on individual academic needs. Teachers take an empathetic and individualized approach to transform lives by instilling the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in higher education and beyond. Lastly, our Academic Gap Year at Kents Hill School is the ideal way to sharpen students' knowledge, nurture their personal growth, and evaluate their personal and professional goals before college. By providing an individualized program and faculty mentor, we help students tackle what they need in order to be successful while rallying around what they love including art, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
  • LD types supported: Yes
  • Kents Hill 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kents Hill School cost?
Kents Hill School's tuition is approximately $63,250 for boarding students and $33,250 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Kents Hill School?
The acceptance rate of Kents Hill School is 66%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Kents Hill School?
Kents Hill School famous alumni include: Leon Leonwood Bean and Alden J. Blethen.
What sports does Kents Hill School offer?
Kents Hill School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riding, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
What is Kents Hill School's ranking?
Kents Hill School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low student:teacher ratio and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Kents Hill School?
The application deadline for Kents Hill School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,250
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,250
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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