Kent School


Kent School takes pride in the strength of this community, our distinguished heritage, the wisdom of our faculty, our robust and rigorous curriculum, the beauty of our campus, and above all, in the talent and warmth of our student body. Time and again, our students tell us that the close community is what they value most about our school.

Kent At A Glance


Student Body

• 570 students (520 boarding, 50 day)

• 47% female, 53% male

• U.S. students come from 29 states, 12% are of color

• Students from 38 countries represent 30% of the student body


• 78 teaching faculty

• 63% advanced degrees

• Average class size: 12

• Student to faculty ratio of 7:1

• 27 AP exams

• 5 multi-level languages including Chinese, Latin and Ancient Greek

Student Life

• 11 girls varsity teams, 11 boys varsity teams, 3 co-ed teams

• Over 30 student clubs and organizations

• 10 afternoon activities each term including service, art, dance, robotics, and journalism

• 14 club and intramural sports

• 4 theater productions, 15 concerts and 3 dance recitals each year

• Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Flute and Guitar Ensembles

• Choir, Chamber Choir, Kentones and Kentettes (a cappella groups)

Kent Campus

• 1200 acre campus with over 10 miles of mountain biking and cross country trails all a half mile from the charming town of Kent

• Residential: Borsdorff Hall, Case Dorm, Field Dorm, Hoerle Hall, Middle Dorm South, North Dorm

• Instructional: Foley Hall, Dickinson Science Center, Schoolhouse, Mattoon Language Center, John Gray Park ’28 Library, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Mattison Theater, Pre-Engineering and Applied Sciences Center, Art, Dance, Music, and Recording Studios, Bell Tower (1 of only 2 on the campus of a New England boarding school)

Athletic: Magowan Field House (Basketball, Weight Rooms, Pool), Fitness Center, Brainard Squash Courts, Indoor Tennis Building (4 Courts), Springs Center (Nadal Hockey Rink), Sill Boathouse, Partridge Rowing Center,  South Fields Field House, 9 Playing Fields, including 2 turf fields, 6 Outdoor Tennis Courts, Cross-Country Course, Driving Range, Equestrian Center

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Kent Facts

• Headmaster: Richardson W. Schell ’69

• Founded in 1906

• Motto: Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia (Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance) 

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