Kent School - Review #2
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2015-2017|
|Sports and Activities:||I participated only in sports. I was a rower at Kent and what I learned about Kent is that sports are a crucial part of the Kent experience!|
|College Enrolled:||Dartmouth College|
|Home Town, State:||Belgrade|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 or just talk.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Rowing was definitely the best thing in school! Rowing for Mr. Houston was the best experience of my life. Winning National title for the best rowing high school and winning New England championship was my best achievement at Kent.!
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
i would be more open and meet more people from different countries, and sports. I think that being social and communicative is the most important thing that every student should do
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Rowing, teachers, friends!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I recommend field dorm! Students, be open and communicative, talk with people and teachers, because teachers are your friends as well! Go hiking every weekend because views from top of the mountains on campus are just amazing!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The school is very competitive and teachers are very demanding. However they are always ready to help and are available to students at any time of day. There is always homework which would keep students busy and keep them away from trouble.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone had to participate in sports.It was mandatory, and school is really encouraging students to do sports. I really liked that our teachers were also our coaches and they understood that we are here for academics and that sports are our second interests.Sports are very competitive and Kent is very famous for their achievements in spots in New England. Rowing, Women's ice and field hockey, football and Men's squash teams are the best teams in New England.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are many extracurricular activities during weekends and breaks, especially community works. school offers trips to many parts of the world where students together with teachers do community works or studying in different areas. I think that Kent is unique for their Pre Engineering degree which covers many credits later in college.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Rooms are very big and offer everything that one student needs. There is late night food access through vending machines. Common rooms are big with different playing stations like pool tables and TVs. Dorm parents are amazing and always helpful. I really like the anti drug and alcohol policies which are keeping the school safe.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dinning hall is open 24/7, If the meals are not served there is always cereal and bagel station for snacks. Also the variety and quality of food is amazing. There is food from all over the world, which helps international kids to feel like home, and also helps American students to learn more about other cultures.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Kent is a small town with a lot of nice restaurants. I really liked that it was small and safe!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
During weekends students and teachers would organize many different activities to encourage student to socialize and communicate. There were many events like dances, bon fires and different board games..ect
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