Kent School - Review #23

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Kent School
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About the Author:

College EnrolledFlorida State University
Home Town, State Caracas
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding SchoolCrew, soccer, photo editor school newspaper, Spanish club, ecology club

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

Academics:

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!

Athletics:

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.

Dining:

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 2019-20 profile page.

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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  
    RPI
    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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