Kents Hill School

Founded in 1824, Kents Hill School is one of the oldest co-educational independent schools in the United States. As we embark on our third century, we are anchored in the pioneering spirit, reputation for innovation, and core values that are woven in our DNA, while at the same time looking boldly ahead.
Since 1824, Kents Hill has been dedicated to providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values.
Located on a beautiful 400-acre campus in picturesque Maine, Kents Hill School is an intentionally small boarding and day school serving grades 9-12 and Post-Graduate attracting 240 students from 25 states and 20 countries.
Through a broad curriculum of academics, arts, athletics, and leadership development, our students make our school - and the world - a better place.
Our college preparatory program focuses on the individual and supporting young people in reaching their fullest potential. Illustrative of this commitment is our robust Academic Support Program, where teachers trained in academic coaching deliver personal, empathetic, and innovative learning experiences.
At Kents Hill, a student's success is not measured solely by test scores or college acceptances, but by the relationships that they build and the opportunities that they have to experience, develop, and live by a set of core values.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,675
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Kents Hill School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Executive Function, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Processing, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and more.
Year Founded
1824

Student Body

Total Students
209 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Kents Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, Environmental Studies, European History, Physics B (1), Physics B (2), Statistics, Studio Art, United States History, US Govt & Politics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student $35,275 Maine Resident Boarding Student $50,675
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$30,000
Acceptance Rate
43%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alison Lincoln-Rich
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Reynolds
Endowment Size
$27 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Art Curation, Community Outreach, Community Oven (Wood Fired Cooking), Cum Laude, Dance, Documentary Society, Drama/Music Club, Esports Club, FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America, Female Fitness, Film Making, Go Global Club, Green Team, Honor Board, Knitting/Crocheting, Language Lab, Literary Magazine, Math Team, National Honor Society, On the Hill Newspaper/Blog, Peer Counselors, Proctors, RC Cars, School of Rock (Music), SPECTRUM (LGBTQ+), Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Newspaper, The Collective (Female-identifying Students), The S.L.O.T.H. Online Radio Station, The Weekenders, Tour Guides, Writing Center, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The best way to see what makes Kents Hill School such an inviting and exciting place is to visit campus. We look forward to showing you our beautiful setting and facilities, introducing you to students and teachers, and arranging for you to attend a class. Contact our Admissions Office to set up a personal tour and interview at 207-685-1606 or hello@kentshill.org.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Leon Leonwood Bean - Founder of L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine
    • Alden J. Blethen - Publisher of The Seattle Daily Times
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kents Hill School cost?
Kents Hill School's tuition is approximately $66,675 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Kents Hill School?
The acceptance rate of Kents Hill School is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 73%. Kents Hill School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Maine with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Kents Hill School?
Kents Hill School famous alumni include: Leon Leonwood Bean and Alden J. Blethen.
What sports does Kents Hill School offer?
Kents Hill School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Kents Hill School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maine for most sports offered.
What is Kents Hill School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Kents Hill School?
The application deadline for Kents Hill School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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Excellent opportunity for students. Wonderful academic and ongoing growth in athletic programs offer excellent opportunities for students. Residential life is welcoming and solid support available.
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Our son started at KHS as a sophomore and is now a senior. Couldn't be happier with the school. Great academics, caring teachers and staff, inclusive community - overall it has been a great experience for him!
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5  
Home away from home. Strong inclusive community with challenging academics with a supportive environment. A place where your child can find their stride and their people!
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5  
Excellent academic program, supportive community, and a vast amount of options for extracurricular programming.
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5  
Terrific school! Top academics, great college counseling, top alpine training on campus.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,675
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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