Admission

Kent Place seeks brave and brilliant girls who are eager to learn, excited to lead and ready to take on the world. We encourage applications from students from every kind of family, neighborhood and background, and consider previous academic effort, written recommendations, an entrance test or screening and a personal interview when making academic decisions.

About

The only non-sectarian girls' day school in New Jersey, Kent Place provides a rigorous and fulfilling education for more than 600 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. We also offer a coed Junior Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten program, The Preschool at Kent Place. Our 26-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey, draws families from more than 80 communities.

Academics

We're the vibrant, visionary school with an innovative, integrated curriculum designed to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. Our rigorous coursework challenges their brains, our spirited community supports their dreams and our Honor Code helps them learn, work, play and live with integrity and respect. Our students graduate with a strong dedication to academic excellence.

Arts

Kent Place offers visual arts, dance, theater and music instruction in all grades. Whether students sing or dance, play an instrument, act and direct or paint, draw and sculpt, they learn to see themselves — and their world — from a new perspective.

Athletics

Go Dragons! Participation in athletics is an integral part of the overall school experience for our students, and our athletic teams are a source of pride for the Kent Place community. Our philosophy is to provide a competitive athletic program where our student-athletes can reach their full potential.

Student Life

From the first day of the school year, each class becomes a cohesive unit. Students support each other. The sense of community is strengthened through the many traditions throughout the year. In this atmosphere of acceptance and respect, students, teachers and coaches forge bonds that endure long past graduation.

Signature Programs

Kent Place demonstrates its commitment to providing unique learning experiences for students, faculty, staff and our community, within and beyond the school, through its signature programs. These programs augment the school's rigorous curriculum and spark the interest and imagination of our community from our Ethics Institute to our camp's Summer Academy.

Alumnae

Confident in their abilities and eloquent in their communication, our alumnae become leaders on college campuses, and later, in their workplaces and in their communities. KPS graduates succeed in a wide range of endeavors, from science and business to writing and the arts. Many alumnae maintain their bonds with KPS, coming back to campus for events and to share their experiences with students.

Giving

Support from our community is a vital element to Kent Place's mission of maintaining a tradition of excellence. Your contribution, no matter the size, enables the school to fulfill its commitment to the principles upon which KPS was founded — to inspire young women to leadership and to strengthen moral awareness.

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Seeking Community & Finding Kent Place School

Cindy M. P '27 10/05/2019

I’d heard about the Kent Place School community before my daughter Cori could even walk. Shortly after she was born, my husband and I moved to Chatham and I became friends with some local moms, many of whom had a daughter at ...

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Why Go From a Coed School to All-Girls?

Caroline Lubow 08/24/2019

The transition from middle school to high school is both exciting and nerve-wracking. I vividly remember the pride I had in feeling like I was really growing up, mixed with a slight bit of fear. During the summer of 2015, ...

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How the Australia Exchange Program Changed my Life

Grace N. 08/10/2019

The Australian Exchange Program was the best experience I’ve ever had. The friendships I made with my host and the other girls at St. Peter’s Girls’ School are incredibly special. I’m sure my fellow participants at Kent Place ...

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KPS Primary School: The Earlier, The Better

Arjun M. 07/20/2019

Parent Arjun M. shares his thoughts on the benefits of the Primary School at Kent Place....

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What I Learned Working at My Alma Mater

Abrina Hyatt '11 06/22/2019

“Bloom where you’re planted.”...

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The Wonder of the Study Abroad Experience

Hope M. 06/15/2019

Traveling to Australia taught me many things about the world and about myself. This was the farthest from America I'd been, and just the experience of traveling has been greatly beneficial. Despite long plane rides and ...

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Leaning In to Risk-Taking at Kent Place School

Natalie G. 04/27/2019

In the middle of my junior year, when the time came to choose the courses I’d take as a senior, I was hesitant about one in particular: AP Macroeconomics. The replies “That class is so scary!” and “It was the hardest class ...

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Topics: girls leadership, Financial Literacy

What Ethics Education Teaches You About the World

Madeline O. 04/06/2019

Our reigning National Championship Ethics Bowl team is pictured here preparing to defend their title this upcoming Friday. My involvement with The Ethics Institute at Kent Place has drastically changed my worldview and ...

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Topics: Ethics Institute, ethics

Does Your Child Need an Extra Year of Preschool?

Kim Clary 01/19/2019

One question I hear often in my role as Director of Primary School Admission at Kent Place is this: “Is my child ready for kindergarten or should I give him or her another year in preschool?” This is an especially common ...

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Topics: Kent Place School, kindergarten, early childhood education, literacy, reading, mathematics

3 Quick Facts About the KPS Financial Aid Process

Abrina Hyatt '11 01/05/2019

Financial Aid: it can be the deciding factor for your family as you approach applying to private schools. As an alumna of Kent Place School (KPS) who benefitted from this process and a former admission officer at KPS, here ...

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Topics: Kent Place School, applying to private school, Financial Literacy, Financial Aid

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