Kents Hill School

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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.

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  • Class of 1980
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    Hawaii Pacific Univerity
    Wonderful school. Small classes. Great teachers and administrators. Culture, history, art, science, sports and languages are everywhere. It is a school that raises great men and women that can and do make a difference. A. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Kents Hill SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18241910
Campus Size400 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment230 students310 students
% Students of Color
10%
21%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Button-Up, Tie, No Jacket Required)
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
48%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$24 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,750$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,000$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
41%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsLeanne Yeaton Burnham
Associate Director of AdmissionsAlison Lincoln-Rich

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
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 Offered1715
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Riding, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2424
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Tour Guides, Amnesty International Club, Community Service Club, Dorm Proctors, Foodies, Green Team, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Peer Counselor, Peer Tutor, Robotics, Student Activities, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Contemporary Band, Drama Club, Kents Hill Chamber Group, Kents Hill Singers

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outing Club, 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 Language Services (ELS) 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
  • 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

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