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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Using A Nonprofit To Empower Girls Globally

Keerthi & Adithi J. 09/15/2018

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Topics: leadership, girls leadership, entrepreneurship, Summer

Alumnae Reflections: The Student-Athlete Balancing Act

Kate McAloon '16 08/04/2018

The buzzword surrounding collegiate athletics is “balance.” Student-athletes are expected to fully commit themselves to both halves of this identity: academics and athletics. Beyond that, they should probably also find time ...

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Topics: leadership, Kent Place School, girls leadership, Athletics, student-athlete

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler with Preschool Readiness

Amy Mockbee 07/18/2018

Taking the first steps towards being ready for a school setting begins long before preschool. Children are born ready to learn and their first teachers are the adults around them in the home. As with all phases of ...

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Topics: private school new jersey, Preschool, early childhood education, independent school

Alumnae Reflections: From Failed Goals to Division I

Kristen Rusas '17 07/11/2018

While in 8th grade, I submitted my high school application to Kent Place. I wrote about how I wanted to go to college and be a Division I athlete (I actually wrote this, I have photographic proof; I am not just saying this to ...

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Topics: girls leadership, Athletics, student-athlete, College Recruitment

10 Books to Read with Your Toddler this Summer

Deborah Afir 06/20/2018

Here are the 10 books I recommend you read with your toddler this summer!...

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Topics: early childhood education, literacy, reading

Kindergarteners Teach the Principles of Sunscreen

Dr. Kindergarten 06/06/2018

Kent Place School's "Dr. Kindergarten" has something to share about sunscreen. Take notes!...

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Topics: girls education, kindergarten, girls leadership, early childhood education, Summer

Top 3 Tips for College Athletics Recruitment

Bobbi Moran 05/18/2018

College Recruitment is a competitive game, and the added layer of athletics only intensifies that. As the Director of Athletics at a K-12 girls school, I have years of experience of ushering girls to the next level in their ...

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Topics: girls leadership, Athletics, student-athlete, College Recruitment

The 3 Benefits of Attending a Girls School

Hope M. 03/14/2018

As a student, being surrounded by girls working to be their best selves has inspired me to work harder. My peers and I didn’t choose to go to an all-girls school to "goof off;" we chose this opportunity because we want to ...

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Topics: girls education, single sex education, girls leadership, sisterhood

Overcoming Jitters Through Teamwork

Miranda L. 03/07/2018

Being part of the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was an amazing experience I will never forget....

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Topics: girls education, girls leadership, Arts Education, Performing Arts, Middle School

Why I Chose to Attend a Private All-Girls School

Skylar L. 03/02/2018

Initially, when I set out to choose a high school I was overwhelmed. There were so many choices. My then-current public school had a great academic reputation, and the private schools I visited seemed interchangeable, until I ...

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

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