Kent School

  • Kent School is a college preparatory school for students in grades 9 - 12, and post-graduate, founded in 1906 in the tradition of the Episcopal Church.
  • Located in northwestern Connecticut, the School is a co-ed boarding and day school with an enrollment of 570 students from across the United States and all over the world.
  • With its excellent academic programs, enriching offerings in the arts, competitive athletic teams and spirited student body, Kent prepares young people for the most prestigious colleges and universities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1906

Student Body

Total Students572 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by Grade Kent School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP French Literature, AP German, AP Latin Virgil, AP Modern European History, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1310
Average Percentile SSAT70%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(boys coat/tie, girls slacks/blazer or skirt/blouse)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$60,400
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$35,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBrian D. Sullivan
Admissions AssociateMegan Sokolnicki


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.65 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Adopt-a Grandparent, Amnesty International, Animal Rights Club, Art Club, Asian Culture Club, Bell Ringing Guild, Biology Olympiad, Buddhist Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Diversity and Culture Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Environmental Club, Female Engineers Club, Fencing Club, FOCUS- Fellowship of Christian Universities and Schools, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Hillel, Improv Club, International Club, Kent Daily Update (Student online news, info, contests), Kent News - Student Newspaper, Knitting Club, Math Team, Mission Committee, Model U.N., More than 30 clubs and organizations, My Soldier Club, Outdoor Club, Peer Counselors, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Playwriting Club, Poets Society, REACH- Community Service, SAGE- Students Affirming Gender Equality, Sandy Hook Promise, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, The Cauldron- Literary Magazine, Theater Club (travels to see plays and musicals), Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Dance, Jazz Band, Kent Music Honor Society, Kentettes- A Cappella, Kentones- A Cappella, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Soccer, Club Squash, Club Tennis, Fitness, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Student Athletic Trainer, Yoga

School Notes

  • At Kent School our mission is to serve those who strive to grow in knowledge, skill, spirit, and wisdom; to nurture striving where it falters; and to prepare all, in turn, for service to others. In keeping with our Judeo-Christian heritage and affiliation with the Episcopal Church, we center our school life in our Chapel. In so doing, we endeavor to center our own spiritual lives while learning to understand and respect each other's beliefs and differences. Kent seeks to provide us all with a strong, traditional liberal arts curriculum that prepares us for a life of learning and growth, so that over time our informed ideas may enrich and improve our own lives, the lives of our families and communities, and our changing world; an arts program that encourages and supports self-discovery and creative expression in music and the visual arts, in literature and poetry, in theatre and dance; an athletics program that encourages and develops life-long personal fitness and character through a variety of team and individual opportunities, not only for our many champions in competition, but for all; opportunities to serve others in the school community and in the wider world, while learning that service to others is an important and fulfilling response to our world's urgent needs; and a structured environment that challenges us all to cultivate an ordered life, to accept personal responsibility, and to form the values and habits that permit our discovery and ethical pursuit of our own highest purpose.

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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $16,206 for elementary schools and $32,608 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Connecticut is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).