Kent School - Review #18
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2009-2012|
|Sports and Activities:||At Kent you are mandated to be involved in a sport a semester. I liked this because it kept people connected and active throughout the Kent community.I did not participate in any leadership activities, but they still prepared me to be a leader in the workforce.|
|College Enrolled:||Babson College|
|Home Town, State:||Millbury, MA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Kent is a structured school that prides itself on getting prepared to be in college. Kent gave me the tools and skill sets to absolutely thrive in the college atmosphere and also have enough discipline to excel in my studies.Campus is set in a quaint quiet town in CT. I loved being able to walk into town and grab a bite to eat or do a little window shopping, it was a great way to relieve stress and take a break from academics.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I would not be where I am today without Kent. They built and shaped me into a a human being I never thought I would be. Kent pushed me and challenged me to be a better person every day and I am proud to call myself an alum. I attended Babson College after graduation from Kent, and would have never been accepted if it wasn't for Kent's outstanding reputation.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I involved myself more in the community, but I have to remember that I was a completely different person back then and I was doing the best I knew how to do. So, prospecting students - enjoy yourself, be yourself, and challenge yourself - and you will be just fine! Kent will take great care of you :)
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Again, Kent's support network is second to none. No one falls through the cracks and they make sure to give you the correct resources for achievement.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Bring a warm jacket, and some hiking shoes! You will see some amazing sights on your day hikes on the App. Trail!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics at Kent was rigorous but not to the point of something students cannot handle. Kent pushes students to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves, and we usually always excel due to the support system Kent provides.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was an abundance of extra activities going on a Kent. They keep you busy! My favorite part was being able to give back to our community, which again shows how close knit the town is to the school.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
All of Kent's food is home made and delicious. There is an extensive salad bar, hot bar, sandwich bar, dessert bar, soup bar, pizza bar - really anything you're hungry for is usually being served. The cooks take pride in their work and always make sure that everyone's needs are taken care of too.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town of Kent is absolutely stunning in every season. Kent has been named the #1 leaf peeping spot for years also. It is also the exact 1/3 marker of the Appalachian Trail so there are always people around excited to share their story.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life at Kent is great, everybody knows everybody which really helps the family feel of the school. Kent's support system is great too if you are having a hard time with social life.
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