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Kent School

Kent School

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Kent by the Numbers

Student Body

585 students (93% boarding)
47% female, 53% male
U.S. students come from 30 states, 18% are students of color
Students from 37 countries, 28% are International


75 teaching faculty
71% advanced degrees
Average class size: 12
Student to faculty ratio of 8:1
28 AP classes 
Applied Learning - Engineering and Entrepreneurship program
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 situated alongside the Housatonic River and a section of the Appalachian Trail
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
  • Boathouse
  • Rowing center
  • Equestrian facility

Less than a half mile from the charming town of Kent

Tuition and Financial Aid

Boarding students: $64,600
Day students: $48,000
$6.9 million awarded in need-based Financial Aid in 2019/20
29% of the student body receives need-based financial assistance

Kent Facts

Head of School: Michael G. Hirschfeld
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.