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Welcome To

Kent School

Our Mission

We are guided by our motto—Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance—to educate our students intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually so that they will be prepared to contribute to the common good in the world beyond Kent School.

Our Motto

Simplicity of Life

Softball players in a huddle at sunset on the field

Simplicity of Life

We live deliberately at Kent, with a clear focus on whole-student education.

Directness of Purpose

Kent School students on a footbridge on campus, smiling

Directness of Purpose

Our purpose at Kent is simple: we foster deep relationships that prepare our students to contribute to the common good in the world beyond Kent.


Kent School students gathered around a bonfire


We cultivate self-advocacy and resilience in our students so they make the most of their support networks.

By the Numbers


Students from 29 U.S. states and 31 countries. 93% boarding, 7% day


Teaching faculty hold advanced degrees


Students who receive Financial Aid


Student to faculty ratio


Teams in 22 sports


Courses including Advanced Studies courses

Kent Competencies

Kent School is focused on equipping you with the skills that will empower you to make an impact on the broader world. We call these skills the 
Kent School Competencies.

Kent School students sharing a hug

Active Empathy

The skill necessary not only to see and understand another’s perspective, but also to act in ways that advance mutual understanding.

Kent School students performing community service

Servant Leadership

Understanding leadership as service to others.

Kent School student in a dance rehearsal

Critical & Creative Thinking

The ability to assess both quantitative and qualitative information critically, create knowledge from it, and apply that knowledge to novel contexts.

Kent School student delivering a speech in St. Joseph's Chapel

Effective Communication

The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.

Kent School students sharing a handshake before a basketball game

Engaged Citizenship

Understanding and fulfilling one’s responsibilities to individuals in a community and to the community itself.

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