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Kent School

Admissions

Amy Ober

Welcome to Kent!

Admissions Welcome

Our website offers insight into the many facets which make this school great: the talented people, a broad array of challenging classes, abundant activities in athletics and the arts, and the natural beauty of our stunning campus nestled between the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River. 

As you learn more about us, know that we are just as excited to get to learn more about you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our online inquiry form and we will work with you to schedule a campus tour and interview so we can get to know you in person or virtually.
As you explore Kent, you will discover that our extraordinary faculty and students are as kind as they are gifted: deep thinkers who seek to advance mutual understanding, who see leadership as service to others, who seek inventive solutions to nuanced problems, who communicate effectively, and who embrace their role in maintaining their communities.

Amazing things happen in our community every day, and we are eager to share them with you. We invite you to visit our campus and the exquisite town of Kent, just a short walk from campus, with its ample amenities and small-town charm. We look forward to welcoming you here so you may experience the intellectual vitality, innovative spirit, rich traditions, and unmistakable warmth of this dynamic community in person.

 

Sincerely,

 

Amy Ober Signature


Director of Admissions
T: 860-927-6111
E: admissions@kent-school.edu

Steps to Apply

Get started

1

Inquire

Submit an Inquiry Form.

2

Contact

Schedule a visit and/or interview before the January 15 priority deadline. 860-927-6111, or admissions@kent-school.edu.

3

Start

Begin your application online. Applications are due January 15.

4

Check

A complete application for admission includes:

  • Inquiry form
  • Interview
  • Biographic information
  • Student essays
  • Recommendations
    • Counselor or Principal
    • English
    • Math
  • Transcripts: Current and Prior Year
  • Application fee ($85 for domestic U.S. Citizens and $200 for all other applicants)

5

Evaluate

Standardized test scores are optional for 2023/24 application. For applicants opting to submit scores, our SSAT school code is 4336.

11th or 12th grade (5th and 6th Form) or Post-Graduate applicants opting to submit standardized testing should send SAT, PSAT or ACT scores directly to the Admissions Office. We will also continue to require TOEFL testing (we are not currently accepting  Duolingo scores but we will accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) for all students for whom English is not their first language. Our school code for the TOEFL test is 8039 and Kent does utilize TOEFL superscoring.

6

Communicate

Admissions decisions are communicated via email on March 10 for applicants who have met the priority application deadline.

Signed enrollment agreements are due April 10 for newly enrolled families.

Meet the Tour Guides

Guided Tours

Kent’s lead tour guides are among the first people you will meet when you visit Kent. Each lead tour guide is an experienced Kent student, and each represents Kent’s commitment to intellectual, social, ethical, and spiritual growth.

Gabby

Student

“There are two sayings, "First impressions last" and "You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. I see my job as making a great first impression for Kent — not just by being knowledgeable about the school and the campus so I can answer questions, but by communicating my own enthusiasm about why Kent is a great place to live and study.”

gaby

Alejandro

Student

“My favorite part about being a tour guide is showing visiting families my favorite parts of campus. It always feels like a breath of fresh air when I’m climbing up the hill towards the Chapel, and I see the stunning backdrop of Mt. Algo. I always feel a rush when I show our visitors something that means a lot to me, and I encourage all tour guides to personalize their tours because our experiences here are worth sharing with others.“

Alejandro

Ingrid

Student

“Becoming a tour guide was something I wanted to be since my first year on campus because I wanted to play an important role to give back to the community,” says Ingrid. “As I have experienced during tours for boarding schools and now college tours, the tour guide can really make or break a school for you, and I wanted to make sure I give prospective students as good of an experience as I had when I toured Kent.”

Ingrid

Meet the Admissions Team