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Kent, Connecticut, USA view map
PO Box 2006, Kent, Connecticut, USA
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Admissions Phone:860-927-6111Toll-Free Admissions:800-538-5368Fax:860-927-6109
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Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 78
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 63.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 27
Summary: Kent’s 1200 acres includes 13 playing fields, a cross-country running course in Macedonia Valley, a piece of the Appalachian Trail and a stretch of the Housatonic River. Basically, it’s big and beautiful and it lets you do a lot of fun and interesting things.
But, more important than how big it is, is how small it is. All the main buildings and facilities share a single square mile of campus. This makes getting from class to class much easier as you work through your daily schedule. It makes it simple to get to your job, or to lunch, and a breeze to participate in your clubs. And the town of Kent is just a five-minute walk away.
But while you’ll find that working, studying and living on Kent’s campus is all drawn together physically, it’s even closer emotionally. In fact, you’ll find your spiritual life and community service to be vital parts of the Kent experience. Or maybe it’s life experience. Because as you learn and grow, get ready for college and become a leader, you’ll see how important humanity is. When you leave Kent and look back on your experience, the thing you’ll remember most—more than the action-packed weekends is the people you met, how well you knew them, and how well they knew and supported you, and the fun you had together.
Department Director: Cathe Mazza
Number of Dorms: 7
No. of Girls Dorms: 3
No. of Boys Dorms: 4
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: Living at Kent is one of the best parts of learning at Kent. Surrounded by your friends and supported by your teachers, you discover how to define your own space… and share it. You learn how to always be there for a buddy, as well as how to navigate the world (and the ins and outs of Kent) for yourself. In fact, faculty members and their families live in every dorm, so you’ll always have “dorm parents” looking out for you (and yes, math tips in your pajamas are entirely possible!)
In the beginning, you’ll be matched with a roommate—maybe from as far away as South Africa, the Ukraine or Thailand. (Everybody’s impressed with how many international students choose Kent.) After your first semester you can switch if you want. You’ll have internet access in your room. Every dorm has a common room area with couches, TV, DVD, and a microwave. Some common rooms have table tennis and pool tables too.
And you’ll always feel safe. The dorms are locked at night with Safety Officers on duty through the evening and night. If you ever have any problems, the Dorm Faculty, Dorm Head and Dorm Prefects are always there to help you out. And if you get sick, there’s a campus nurse on duty 24/7 and a doctor on-campus or on call.
Clubs and Organizations
Arts Department Director: Jenna Lynch
Athletics Department Director: Todd Marble
Summary: Our college counseling process is a natural extension of Kent’s educational philosophy, emphasizing independent thinking, introspection, personal responsibility, leadership and informed decision making. We believe that the college search process should be student centered, supportive and also fun — a celebration of each student’s past accomplishments and promise for the future. College represents an important milestone in a student’s life. It is a time for individuation, for students to further develop their interests, explore and define their talents, and deepen their personal beliefs and values.
From the moment a student steps foot on the Kent campus, he or she is preparing for college. Every student at Kent follows a college preparatory curriculum, each one personally crafted for the abilities of the individual student. Each year, students meet with their advisors and the Director of Studies to discuss their course selection. Students also participate in the Third and Fourth Form seminars which help students develop excellent study skills and mark their path to college. Throughout their Kent career, students are encouraged to understand that successful college preparation depends on engaging fully in the Kent School experience, both in and out of the classroom.
The formal college counseling process begins in the Winter Term of the Fifth Form year. Our team of five college counselors stands ready to guide and support Kent students as they examine their interests, explore their passions, and embark on the next stage of their academic journey. Just as each student’s academic program is uniquely molded to challenge each individual, so is the college process unique to each student. It is the mission of the College Counseling Office to guide and support student and their families through the college search and application process, and ultimately to identify the best college matches for each individual.
Department Director: Shawn Rousseau
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: SEEK Program: This past summer, Kent School offered four programs designed to give high school students, including those who will be beginning ninth grade, the chance to experience engineering education and entrepreneurship. The Summer Educational Experience at Kent (SEEK) was offered in partnerships with professionals from several institutions including U. Penn’s Wharton Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Georgia Tech Integrated Product Lifecycle Engineering (IPLE) Laboratory. Kent Expeditions: a unique experience offering students the opportunity to participate firsthand in the worlds's culture outside of the classroom walls. Offerings include a Marine Sciences trip which gives students and faculty alike the opportunity to explore the oceans with research scientists, visit mangrove forests, work with dolphins and rays, sample the planktonic community, observe sea turtles, and pursue hands-on activities with the Institute’s deep sea engineering programs. Global Expeditions offers a small group of students a chance to broaden their knowledge of an interdisciplinary topic through the combination of a spring seminar followed by a trip shortly after Prize Day weekend. Whether it’s French films, Spanish architecture, Italian cuisine, or European history, they will have a chance to go beyond the classroom with Kent faculty who are passionate about their subject. After getting to know each other and the topic over the course of 8 sessions in the spring term, students and chaperones will travel to the host country for approximately a week, where they will experience first-hand the things they’ve learned about. Students will be selected by application, and the group will be limited to 8-10 participants. No prior study of the language of the host country is required, just an interest in travel and culture.
SEEK offers one-week sessions in Pre-Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Global Development and Team-based Engineering and Manufacturing. Kent is one of the only schools in the country to offer a summer program in engineering open to high school students nationally and internationally.
Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available: Yes
An important step to creating global citizens is to give our students opportunities to participate firsthand in the world’s culture outside of classroom walls. These experiential expeditions bring students beyond the gates of Kent to destinations in the United States and around the world.
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