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Parents Association

Welcome to Kent School! My name is Julia Bates and I am President of the Parents Association. Whether you are currently a Kent parent or your family is considering Kent for your child, you will find that Kent is a wonderful community committed to preparing our children for college and for life by challenging them intellectually, while supporting them emotionally and spiritually.   

Our family chose Kent because of the rigor of the academic program, the warmth of the community, and the breadth of the extra-curricular opportunities. As the mother of two Kent students, I have seen firsthand the maturity and confidence that my sons have gained through their Kent experience. They have discovered new passions, challenged themselves in ways I would never have imagined, and learned to be self-reliant, while also finding support from their friends, advisors, teachers, coaches, and dorm parents.

Parents are also an important part of the equation for a successful student experience. As Parents, there are many ways you can help strengthen the school community, from being a Parents Association volunteer to simply recommending Kent to families you know. Whether you live close to campus or many miles away, we encourage you to become involved and engaged. 

I hope to meet you in the months ahead!

Warm regards,

Julia Bates P’22,’22