Kent School employees embody and uphold the mission of the School: to educate students intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually so that they will be prepared to contribute to the common good in the world beyond Kent School.
Kent School is committed to cultivating and nurturing faculty and staff who embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in all realms of our shared life. Kent School is committed to making equal employment opportunities available to all qualified persons. In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, we recruit, hire, promote, and evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, ancestry, citizen status, veteran status, physical or mental handicaps, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by law.
Kent School offers a broad suite of benefits, including:
- Competitive compensation
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Retirement benefits including a matching program through TIAA
- Paid time off for staff positions
- School-paid basic life insurance plus short- and long-term disability plans
- Housing benefit for those who qualify
- Tuition reimbursement program
- Professional development
- Tuition remission
- Access to Kent School's Early Learning Center for children of employees
- Access to campus facilities:
- John Gray Park ’28 Library
- Magowan ’23 Field House (fitness and weights facility)
- Nadal ’17 Hockey Rink
- Mattison Auditorium (arts events)
- Tennis and squash courts
- Health Center
- Dining Hall
Early Learning Center
The Kent School Early Learning Center was established in 1998 to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate care to the young children of Kent School’s faculty and staff and the neighboring community. For 16 years, the Kent School Early Learning Center has earned the nation's top quality accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an organization that establishes comprehensive criteria that defines quality in early childhood programs. This accreditation ensures that families are provided the very best possible care.
Our program is located in a bright, cheery facility and staffed by loving and attentive teachers who have an educational background in the field of early childhood education. The Early Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. during the Kent School academic year. There are three classrooms: an Infant Room, a Toddler room, and a Pre-K classroom.
Living and Working in Kent
Kent School is nestled in between the Housatonic River and Mt. Algo in the town of Kent, recognized as one of New England’s most popular destinations and an authentic example of the best that small towns have to offer.
Yankee Magazine named Kent the top town in New England for fall foliage, recognizing Kent’s abundant natural beauty and the town’s rich cultural offerings, art galleries, shops, restaurants, and state and national parks which combine to make Kent a most sought after tourist spot. Kent has been selected as the most beautiful town in the state of Connecticut by Expedia and as one of the twenty best small towns in the U.S. by Smithsonian Magazine.
The town itself is small, but rich in culture with numerous shops, restaurants, galleries, and a local grocery store. Just beyond campus lies two covered bridges, the Appalachian Trail, Kent Falls, and Macedonia State Park.