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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The Latest News

4 Reasons to Study Abroad in High School

Kent Place School 09/13/2017

Senior Anjolie C. studied abroad in France for the duration of the 2016-2017 school year. She shares her four main takeaways from the experience, and we encourage other high school students to consider studying abroad as well!...

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Topics: World Language, Foreign Language, girls leadership, Study Abroad

Why STEM Mentorship & Representation Matter for Girls of Color

Yves M. 07/26/2017

Any type of mentorship has the potential to shape a young person’s life, but this is especially true for young girls of color living in today’s world. When this responsibility is put in the hands of young women and offered ...

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Topics: girls education, STEM, girls leadership, diversity

How Ethics Education Enhances Girls' Leadership

Eva Lazar 06/21/2017

The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School provides a range of opportunities for students to develop and hone ethical leadership skills and to enhance their unique leadership style. We believe the pathways to leadership for ...

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Topics: girls leadership, Girls Leadership Institute, Ethics Institute, ethics, Gender Bias

From High School to College: The 4 Lessons I'll Bring With Me [VIDEO]

Kent Place School 06/14/2017

Graduating Senior Sima P. shares what she's learned as a student at Kent Place School, and what lessons she intends to take with her as her journey continues in college. Check out her video interview!...

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Topics: Kent Place School, girls leadership, self-care, global leadership

The 5 Things I Learned During the Girls' Leadership Institute (GLI)

Keerthi J. 05/31/2017

The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School revolutionized the way I saw leadership and female empowerment. Before attending GLI I was outgoing, but I would never have considered myself a leader. It has been ...

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Topics: girls leadership, Girls Leadership Institute

How Traditions Build Strong Bonds at a Girls' School

Natalie G. 05/24/2017

From age-old songs sung at commencement to bonding activities for freshmen, traditions are part of what make any school special. These traditions are all the more unique when they're shared between peers, different ...

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Topics: single sex education, independent school, sisterhood, graduation, traditions

"How Do I Teach My Daughter Financial Literacy?" A CFO Responds

Rita O'Connor 05/17/2017

Financial literacy is crucial to educating our children—now more than ever! This is especially important knowledge for girls, who have historically unprecedented opportunity and whose futures are filled with great potential! ...

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Topics: girls education, girls leadership, Financial Literacy, TREP$, entrepreneurship, investing

Navigating the Private School Search

Cathy Cheetham 05/03/2017

Kent Place Upper School Graduation Ceremony What do you do once your family has decided to consider a private school for your child? From learning all the additional benefits for your child in a non-public school, to weighing ...

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Topics: Kent Place School, single sex education, private school education, applying to private school, independent school

A Vision for Math: An Ideal Classroom for Young Girls

Maureen Kroeger 04/19/2017

A fourth grade student practices math problems at the board Imagine a mathematics classroom where students are eager to solve problems involving both words and numbers. Envision students actively engaged with concrete ...

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Topics: creative teaching, STEM, early childhood education, mathematics

Why I Chose A Private School for My Daughter

Mark Miller 04/12/2017

I am the father of an eighth grader, who has called Kent Place School her home since Kindergarten. Though it has been several years since my family felt the exhilaration of opening our acceptance packet, I still remember how ...

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Topics: girls education, private school new jersey, leadership, kindergarten, private school education, applying to private school, independent school