For parents as well as students, the Kent experience is a fully immersive one. Indeed, to be a Kent parent is to join a close-knit community, one which you are encouraged, like your children, to enjoy to the fullest.
Although Kent is a boarding school, that does not mean that parents have limited involvement in their children’s lives. In fact, the opposite is often true. As in every aspect of the Kent experience, opportunities to be engaged in the life of the School are numerous. Parents find that the more involved they are, the deeper the shared experience with their children.
All parents are considered members of the Kent Parents Association. From there, you are invited to become as involved in the School as you wish or are able. There are opportunities to help with your child’s team, host a social gathering, welcome new families or assist with our opening days and special events, like Fall Parents Weekend. For parents unable to visit campus easily, we can keep you connected to life at Kent through social media and email communications of games, performances and other events. Our goal is to provide you and your child with the most complete and immersive experience possible while members of the Kent School community.
Of course, the Kent School website is a wonderful way to stay connected to the day-to-day life of the School. On the sidebar, you will see links to everything from team scores to chapel talks, our college counseling blog to upcoming activities and events. Once your child enrolls at Kent, further offerings are available through our secure parent portal. There you will find information like handbooks, newsletters, school menus, and items of seasonal importance.
Kent Parents are always welcome on campus, whether you are cheering a game, enjoying a concert, watching a play or dance recital or just enjoying a Sunday afternoon with your children in this picturesque and bucolic part of the world. You are part of our extended family, our global community. We look forward to welcoming you into it.