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Kent School


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 aim 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 lovely 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.



Amy Ober Signature

Director of Admissions
T: 860-927-6111

Steps to Apply

Get started



Submit an Inquiry Form.



Schedule a visit and/or interview before the January 15 priority deadline. 860-927-6111, or



Begin your application online. Applications are due January 15.



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)



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 currently accepting all forms of TOEFL, including the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, as well as Duolingo) 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.



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



Form: Sixth Form

Dorm: Hoerle Hall

Sports/Activities: Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Ice Hockey, Varsity Lacrosse, KPOP

Favorite class taken: English 3 with Mr. Foote

Favorite Dining Hall meal: Burger Day

Something everyone should know about Kent: Kent is a tight-knit community that will help you become friends with people you never thought you'd be friends with.

Your best Kent moment: Rock Day

Best part of being a tour guide: Meeting the potential incoming students and talking about a community I hold very close to my heart.

Advice to incoming Kent students: Be yourself and you will find your people.



Form: Sixth Form

Dorm: Field Dorm

Sports/Activities: Football Manager, Winter One-Act Plays, Dance

Favorite class taken: AS Environmental Science

Favorite Dining Hall meal: Garlic bread and meatballs!

Something everyone should know about Kent: You can meet a new friend whenever and wherever, from the Health Center to the gym or your math class.

Your best Kent moment: Going on long walks at night with my friends and looking up at the stars.

Best part of being a tour guide: I get to share my favorite moments at Kent, telling them about the beautiful little secrets of nature we get to embrace.

Advice to incoming Kent students: Don't be too anxious: I promise that you'll find a family at Kent.



Form: Sixth Form

Dorm: Middle Dorm South

Sports/Activities: Varsity Soccer, JV Basketball, JV Lacrosse

Favorite Dining Hall meal: Burgers

Something everyone should know about Kent: Kent School is like your second family.

Your best Kent moment: Rock Day

Best part of being a tour guide: I have the opportunity to proudly introduce this lovely school to interested families.

Advice to incoming Kent students: Be brave and make friends.



Form: Fourth Form

Dorm: Case Dorm

Sports/Activities: Varsity Basketball, JV Volleyball, Studio Art

Favorite class taken: Biology

Favorite Dining Hall meal: Blue cheese pasta

Something everyone should know about Kent: The community is amazing.

Your best Kent moment: The bonfire after the Tapping Ceremony.

Best part of being a tour guide: Being able to meet new people, specifically new Kent students.

Advice to incoming Kent students: Have as much fun with your friends as possible!



Form: Sixth Form

Dorm: North Dorm

Sports/Activities: Varsity Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse

Favorite class taken: AS U.S. History with Mr. Ober

Favorite Dining Hall meal: Chicken burgers

Something everyone should know about Kent: There is always someone on campus who can help you out.

Your best Kent moment: Winning the NEPSAC Martin/Earl Large School Hockey Tournament in 2022.

Best part of being a tour guide: Getting to show families what Kent is truly about.

Advice to incoming Kent students: Take advantage of all the opportunities you get here.



Meet the Admissions Team