South Kent School

Founded in 1923, South Kent School is a private all-boys boarding school located on a beautiful 650-acre campus in South Kent, Connecticut.
Surrounded by Bull Mountain, Hatch Pond, and the historic Bulls Bridge, the School was founded on a Trinity of Values: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose.
These values have served students and alumni of South Kent for almost 100 years.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
161 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
South Kent School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, Economics, English Comp & Lit, French, Gov't & Politics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Jacket and tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$40,000 for Day Students
Admissions Director
Jason Lefevre
Admissions Associate
Kathy McCann
Endowment Size
$13.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Advanced Media Group, Applied Technologies, Outdoor Leadership

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness & Training, Martial Arts, Ski and Snowboarding

School Notes

  • Founded in 1923, South Kent School is a private all-boys boarding school located on a beautiful 650-acre campus in South Kent, Connecticut. Surrounded by Bull Mountain, Hatch Pond, and the historic Bulls Bridge, the School was founded on a Trinity of Values: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose. These values have served students and alumni of South Kent for almost 100 years.
  • South Kent offers world-class academics, a robust student life, and strong athletics. These programs provide the resources and the encouragement that our students need to master the four characteristics that define a South Kent School student: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Emotional Resilience, and Stewardship. This School framework allows every community member to live into the mission: South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.
  • We develop young men who can evolve, adapt, be globally competitive, and be prepared to meet the challenges posed by a changing natural environment. The time at South Kent prepares our students for success at each point in their lives. One such point, a mere four years after graduation, is the start of their careers.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Kent School cost?
South Kent School's tuition is approximately $60,000 for private students.
What sports does South Kent School offer?
South Kent School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for South Kent School?
The application deadline for South Kent 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  (2 reviews)
5  
We were so impressed by the South Kent experience for our son. Academy is challenging yet designed to encourage each boy`s best performance. Strong sense of community and personal responsibility. And, athletic excellence in the truest sense of the word. Our son gained self-esteem and lasting friendships-and he was placed into an excellent college. Highest marks from this parent for SKS.
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5  
Our sons have thrived academically and socially. A true sense of community and family at this great school. Academics are rigorous and offer the opportune to think "out of the box". Boys definitely learn differently and the single sex environment gives them the opportunity to thrive and be themselves.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $60,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $29,179 for elementary schools and $65,657 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 49% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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