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Kent School

Kent School

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Kent at a Glance

Student Body

570 students (520 boarding, 50 day)
45% female, 55% male
U.S. students come from 29 states, 18% are of color
Students from 39 countries represent 30% of the student body

Academics

76 teaching faculty
77% advanced degrees
Average class size: 12
Student to faculty ratio of 7:1
27 AP exams
5 multi-level languages including Chinese, Latin and Ancient Greek

Student Life

11 girls varsity teams, 11 boys varsity teams, 3 co-ed teams
Over 30 student clubs and organizations
10 afternoon activities each term including service, art, dance, robotics, and journalism
14 club and intramural sports
4 theater productions, 15 concerts and 3 dance recitals each year
Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Flute and Guitar Ensembles
Choir, Chamber Choir, Kentones and Kentettes (a cappella groups)

Kent Campus

1200 acre campus
Over 10 miles of mountain biking and cross country trails
Half mile from the charming town of Kent
Residential: Borsdorff Hall, Case Dorm, Field Dorm, Hoerle Hall, Middle Dorm, North Dorm
Instructional: Foley Hall, Dickinson Science Center, Schoolhouse, Mattoon Language Center, John Gray Park ’28 Library, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Mattison Theater, Pre-Engineering and Applied Sciences Center, Art, Dance, Music, and Recording Studios, Bell Tower (1 of only 2 on the campus of a New England boarding school)
Athletic: Magowan Field House (Basketball, Weight Rooms, Pool), Fitness Center, Brainard Squash Courts, Indoor Tennis Building (4 Courts), Springs Center (Nadal Hockey Rink), Sill Boathouse, Partridge Rowing Center,  South Fields Field House, 9 Playing Fields including 2 turf fields, 6 Outdoor Tennis Courts, Cross-Country Course, Driving Range, Equestrian Center

Tuition and Financial Aid

Boarding students: $58,450
Day students: $46,300
$8.6 million awarded in Financial Aid in 2015
43% of the student body receives financial assistance

Kent Facts

Headmaster: Richardson W. Schell ’69
Founded in 1906
Motto: Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia (Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance)

Forms

What’s all this stuff about forms? Kent follows the British boarding school tradition of referring to grades as forms. In Britain, there are seven (yes, like at Hogwarts). Our ninth graders correspond to the third form of that system while seniors are in the sixth form.