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Student Leadership

Kent School Senior Council members posing together

Student Leadership

Leadership at its core is about being of service to others, and each Kent student has the opportunity to help guide the School forward.

Kent School students participating in Model UN

Kent students understand that leadership is an inherently selfless action, and that the most effective leaders are the ones who bring out the best in others. Opportunities for leadership come in a variety of contexts, from captaining an athletic team to leading a club, to editing the Kent News to stage managing a theater production, and well beyond.


Senior Council

Senior Council members are elected each year by faculty and classmates to represent and advocate for the student community. Voting for Senior Council members is a process during which students are considered based on their ability to demonstrate approachability, compassion, cooperation, empathy, engagement in school life, humility, integrity, love for Kent School, openness to feedback, passion, problem-solving, resilience, responsibility, selflessness, and the ability to be a team player.



 


 

Community Life Stewards

The student-centered nature of Kent's Community Life curriculum includes who teaches the course: students. Fifth form students facilitate the weekly classes, ensuring that the building blocks of Kent's community are conveyed to students by students.

By applying to become a Community Life Steward, Kent students have the opportunity to shape Kent School's understanding of community and how we live our values.



 


 

Form Representatives

Each grade level, also known as "Form," elects representatives who build community through open communication, creating events, and supporting the Senior Council and the School on a variety of initiatives.

 Responsibilities:

  • Represent the best interests and desires of the school community.
  • Organize class activities.
  • Help Blue Key Heads.
  • Participate in and help organize Form Representative meetings.
  • Work with the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Office on matters of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Act as a positive role model for other students.
  • Support dorm prefects and faculty by assisting with check-in and other dorm duties.


 


 

Peer Tutors & Counselors

Peer Tutors are trusted academic advisors available during study hall hours each school night. To become Peer Tutors, students apply and then receive training from Kent faculty and staff before they begin working with students. Peer Tutors assist with research, writing, math, languages, and science.

Peer Counselors add an additional layer of support for the mental health and wellness of the Kent community. As trusted confidants, Peer Counselors receive extensive training from Kent faculty and staff to identify when they can be of immediate support, and when the help of the School's professional Counseling Center is required.



 


 

Tour Guides & KPOP Leaders

Kent School Tour Guides and KPOP (Kent Peer Orientation Program) Leaders share their energy and passion with prospective families and newly enrolled students. 

Tour Guides lead prospective families on a tour of Kent's campus, making a great first impression as they highlight key aspects of the program, the people, and the place. Tour Guides stay in contact with families they have met, serving as another resource as families navigate the process of applying.

KPOP Leaders guide and support new students as they acclimate to our community through summer communication, orientation activities, and a variety of meetings and events.