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Kent School

Kent School

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Kent at a Glance

Student Body

590 students (530 boarding, 60 day)
45% female, 55% male
U.S. students come from 30 states, 18% are students of color
Students from 43 countries, 28% are International


79 teaching faculty
71% advanced degrees
Average class size: 12
Student to faculty ratio of 7:1
30 AP classes
5 multi-level languages including Chinese, Latin and Ancient Greek

Student Life

12 girls varsity teams, 11 boys varsity teams, 3 co-ed teams
Over 60 student clubs and organizations
12 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
2 turf fields
New tennis and racquet center

  • 12 tennis courts (4 indoor)
  • 8 International Squash courts

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, 8 Outdoor Tennis Courts, Cross-Country Course, Driving Range, Equestrian Center

Tuition and Financial Aid

Boarding students: $62,550
Day students: $48,000
$6.65 million awarded in need-based Financial Aid in 2018/19
30% of the student body receives need-based financial assistance

Kent Facts

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


Kent follows the British boarding school tradition of referring to grades as Forms. Our ninth grade corresponds to the Third Form while seniors are in the Sixth Form.