Kentwood Preparatory School

6210 South Congress Ave
Lantana, FL 33462-0334
Tel: (561)649-6141
Grades: 1-12 | 120 students
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Kentwood Preparatory High School represents a significant shift from traditional high school philosophies  with limited enrollment and a self-governing body, and is also characterized by high expectations for all students.
Accordingly, 'We Prepare Children for Life?' is much more than a slogan here at Kentwood. It is the driving force behind our curriculum, the structure of our program.
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Kentwood Preparatory High School represents a significant shift from traditional high school philosophies  with limited enrollment and a self-governing body, and is also characterized by high expectations for all students.
Accordingly, 'We Prepare Children for Life?' is much more than a slogan here at Kentwood. It is the driving force behind our curriculum, the structure of our program.
We are a school with potentially average to above-average intelligent children who are not being successful in traditional school settings.
"We prepare children for life".

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, and related learning differences
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 120 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Kentwood Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Financial Assistance available. McKay Scholarship accepted.
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ramonyca Brown

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Debate Team, Drama, Interact Rotary Charter Organization, Student Council, Yearbook Committee Debate Team, Drama, Interact Rotary Charter Organization,
Student Council,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes

  • For our students, school environments were either too expansive in their approach – causing students to be overwhelmed, confused and unable to cope effectively; or they were too restrictive – placing students in environments with children with far more severe social, emotional or behavioral problems.In addition, these children were not experiencing difficulties exclusive to their school/learning setting. Rather, they were having difficulties that extended into many areas of their life; including home, social, emotional and/or academic.Some of these students have been diagnosed with ADHD, Aspergers and related diagnoses. Many of these students do not have a diagnosis at all; they simply perform better in a smaller, safer and more consistent atmosphere.Based on the above factors, Kentwood adopts a holistic approach to the child’s education – an approach that includes a structured, nurturing environment with set expectations; supports; and rewards.Our success hinges on our expertise and understanding of how the child’s difficulties affect the whole family, our Therapeutic Intervention setting, and our exclusive teaching systems.Our program works to establish the child’s self confidence and trust in the school, the staff and the Kentwood setting. This in turn allows us to provide our students the skills, knowledge and tools to integrate successfully into school, society in general and into all other aspects of their life.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

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School Reviews

I can't say enough good things about Kentwood Preparatory School. Both of my children have been students and have had wonderful experiences. My son was truly transformed from an impulsive, sometimes disrespectful, difficult teen with behavior problems into an amazing young man that I am so proud to call my son. He graduated from Kentwood over a year ago and is in his second year of college, has held a job for two years and is very responsible! He continues to stay in touch with the staff and even gets some assistance when he encounters challenges in college. This is a place where everyone knows you, respects you and encourages you--a place where students thrive! My daughter had some social issues, but was considered gifted academically in the public school system. Kentwood has been very sensitive to her social needs and strives to challenge her academically. She is in her 7th year at the school and has made tremendous strides, especially socially. She is blossoming into an incredible young lady! Having a personalized curriculum is terrific and can really meet your child's specific needs. I feel that Kentwood has been the answer to our prayers and I will be forever grateful to them for what they have done for our family!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
wonderful staff; caring teachers; my daughter behaviors are improving greatly since she has been at kentwood
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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