Kent School - Review #24
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1976-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||Crew, soccer, photo editor school newspaper, Spanish club, ecology club|
|College Enrolled:||Florida State University|
|Home Town, State:||Caracas|
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 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 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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
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- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
Learn about an initially reluctant parent's perspective on boarding school.
Visiting schools on your short list is very important. During your visit observe and ask questions.
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