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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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 current admission officer at KPS, here ...

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

Being New to Kent Place in Sixth Grade

Kent Place School 12/29/2018

Two Kent Place eighth graders and two sixth graders share what it was like to be new to the Middle School!...

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Topics: girls education, girls leadership, sisterhood, traditions, Middle School

Why Girls Should Attend Single-Sex Schools

Megan Sanford '18 12/22/2018

Have you ever wondered why there are fewer women than men in positions of authority? Why men are likely to make more money than women?...

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Topics: single sex education, girls leadership

Alumnae Reflections: Student-Athlete to College Athletics

Athletes are often thought of as one-note. Yes, athletes play sports, but what many forget is that they’re also students and that academics are a priority. At Kent Place, it’s emphasized that if you choose to participate in ...

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

3 Tips for the Private School Application Process

Lara Ellis 09/29/2018

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Topics: girls education, private school new jersey, Kent Place School, Preschool, applying to private school

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

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