Aef Schools

Aef Schools Photo #1 - 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".

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD, ADHD, Aspergers, and related learning differences
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students182 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Aef Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform shirts and Khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesFinancial Assistance available. McKay Scholarship accepted.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRobin Lent


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Intramural Sports Only, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballBowling,
Flag FootballIntramural Sports Only,
TennisTrack and Field,


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

Arts and Music Programs:

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.
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  • Pompano Beach
    Center Academy Prep
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    Special Education School
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    (954) 575-1231
    22.3 5-12
  • West Palm Beach
    The Open Doorway Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 62 students
    5.1 miles
    1480 S Military Trl
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    (561) 436-6367
    5.1 K-12
  • Fort Lauderdale
    American Preparatory Academy
    American Preparatory Academy Photo
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 171 students
    37.6 miles
    4850 S Pine Island Road
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
    (954) 434-8936
    37.6 K-12
  • West Palm Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 1336 students
    9.2 miles
    8401 Belvedere Road
    West Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 686-4244
    9.2 PK-12
  • Lake Worth
    Potentia Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 30 students
    2.2 miles
    4784 Melaleuca Lane
    Lake Worth, FL 33463
    (561) 433-5557
    2.2 5-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 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!
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wonderful staff; caring teachers; my daughter behaviors are improving greatly since she has been at kentwood
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