A Kent education cultivates the skills, understandings, and confidence you need to navigate a future none of us can predict.
Kent’s engaging, varied, and demanding curriculum inspires intellectual curiosity, growth, and the skill to explore complex problems from multiple perspectives.
In order to receive a diploma a student must meet both the credit and the course requirements for graduation, as indicated based on the year of entry at Kent:
- Third Form: 18
- Fourth Form: 13
- Fifth Form: 9
- Sixth Form: 4
Each year-long course counts as one credit. Each term-contained course counts as 1/3 credit. Each minor term-contained course counts as 1/6 credit. The course load for students is five major courses per term.
The required courses, for which a student must earn credit, are:
- English each year.
- Language — either classical or modern, through the Kent third year level.
- Mathematics — Geometry and Algebra 2, plus enrollment in math through the fifth form year.
- Science — a minimum of two year-long laboratory sciences.
- Religion — a major term-contained course in the fifth or sixth form year.
- History — a minimum of two years, one of which must be U.S. History in either the fifth or sixth form year.
- One term-contained course in both Visual Arts and Performing Arts.
A student entering the third form year must take New Student Seminar, a minor term-contained course in study skills and research methods.
A student entering the fourth form year must take New Student Seminar, a minor term-contained course in study skills and research methods.
All third and fourth form students must take Community Life. a year-long, minor, non-credit course.
Kent does not award credit for work done at other schools.