Kent School - Review #23

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Kent School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 1981-1984
Sports and Activities:Ice Hockey, Football, Lacrosse. Blue Key new student tours. Prefect.
College Enrolled:Middlebury College
Home Town, State: Houston, TX

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The location was remote yet beautiful. Remote setting yet convenient to NYC, Hartford, Boston. Student run campus for the most part.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The people I met became family members and 30 years after we speak weekly if not more frequently.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Put yourself out there form the get go. Everyone is in the same boat and feeling as apprehensive and nervous as you are.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The people.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
All the dorms are more or less the same. People should definitely check out the boat house.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Very small question that virtually all discussion based. No "preaching" from the teachers. Incredibly interactive learning experience. Very competitive yet the workload was very manageable. teachers were all excellent. A unique mix of those they stayed for 1-2 years and those that were or have been there for 30+ years.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Incredibly competitive and successful. That being said everyone could play any sport probably just not at the varsity level. There was three season mandatory participation. Coaches were like parents and continue to close friends to this day.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I attended many of these events and found them enjoyable I did not however participate in any of these programs.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was pretty much involved in sports and prefect duties. Blue Key showing prospective students around the school and bragging about Kent made me proud.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Loved the dorms. Lead by seniors primarily with a dorm parent on site. Conducive to creating a very family like atmosphere.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Mandatory three family style sit down meals every day. Loved you got to spend time with everyone in the school and chat. Food was okay.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town is quaint and wonderful. The surrounding area is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
pretty normal.

Daily Schedule:

7:00 AMbreakfast
8:30 AMclasses
12:00 PMlunch
1:30 AMclasses resume
3:00 AMclasses end
4:00 AMsports begin
6:00 AMdinner
7:30 AMstudy hall
10:00 AMlights out
7:00 AMbreakfast
8:30 AMClasses
11:30 AMClasses end
1:00 AMsports games begin
6:00 AMdinner
7:30 AMdances, socials etc...
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  • Kent School Alumni #1
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
  • Kent School Alumni #2
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
  • Kent School Alumni #3
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
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