Kent School - Review #25

Read more details about Kent School on their 2022 profile page.
Kent School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Crew, soccer, photo editor school newspaper, Spanish club, ecology club
College Enrolled:
Florida State University
Home Town, State:

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Kent provided outstanding guidelines for life. A work ethic through the jobs program assigning chores on a rotating basis ie dish crew, classroom clean up, sweeping hallways. Then there was the "hours" program for being late to meals, class, or other minor infractions. Some real values ie no cheating, stealing, lying or racism tolerated! Healthy mind and healthy body, classes and sports. Religious studies with an open discussion in the theology class. Team work in sports!
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I realized that speaking 4 languages was a valuable talent. Previously I had been shy about that.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Stay in touch with your favorite teachers. Do the homework and be able to speak.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The teachers and the location. I learned so much
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Be careful how much you spend in the school store. Climb to numeral rock several times, not just to paint the rock


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics were demanding! You learned how to write, read and think! Mathematics were thorough!


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed intramural sports, I was not a jock and was not interested in sports. Enjoyed crew except as a winning coxswain I kept getting thrown into the Housatonic river. Wrestling was tough but it toughened me.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Enjoyed art classes and my photography skills were developed early in life

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Loved the ecology club and to this day I promote recycling based on what I learned at KENT.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was healthy. No comfortable chair was provided so my grandmother from Denmark sent me a safari chair. There were bunk beds, there were room mates. The first one was randomly assigned, afterwards you could select friends. Senior year was the best year.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
There were three meals a day. A lot of chicken as I recall. Great baker, fresh milk as the school had its own farm at the time. You sat at a table with tie and jacket and rotated tables to meet other students.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Kent was and probably still is a small town. We had a $2 allowance that was useful to do laundry at the Laundromat or buy postage at the post office to write home.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Kent arranged movies on weekends as well as dances with the girls school. There were guest speakers and there was chapel.
Read more details about Kent School on their 2022 profile page.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Kent School Alumni #1
Class of 2017
5.00 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. . .
Kent School Alumni #2
Class of 2017
5.00 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. . .
Kent School Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 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. . .
Show more reviews (24 reviews)

Recent Articles

Want To Teach In A Boarding School?
Want To Teach In A Boarding School?
Teaching in a boarding school is the same as teaching in a public school, right? Not exactly. Some explanations here.
Academics: Advanced Placement
Academics: Advanced Placement
As part of your evaluation of boarding schools, you will examine the academics. We look at one aspect of what many schools teach, namely, Advanced Placement courses.
Are You Looking At The Wrong Schools?
Are You Looking At The Wrong Schools?
By "wrong schools", I mean schools that don't fit your needs and requirements. Finding the "right school' implies that the school meets 99% of what you require. More here.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Students: 520 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,550
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,250
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling