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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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3 Quick Facts About the KPS Financial Aid Process

by Abrina Hyatt '11

Applying to Private School, Kent Place School, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy

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 are some tips to help you get started!

1. Gather Critical Information

What, exactly, is the procedure? What are the deadlines? You can meet and speak with admission officers at admission events on their campuses or you can find this information on the schools' websites. The financial aid procedure differs at each school, but at Kent Place, we request that applications for financial aid be submitted by February 1. 

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2. Set up Necessary Accounts

Many independent schools use TADS, a financial aid assessment tool, and Kent Place is no different. Set up an account with TADS and use key documents like tax returns, bank statements, income statements, and debt information so the TADS system can calculate your family's financial need. The TADS system works independently of the schools to which you will be applying, ensuring an unbiased calculation and recommendation for aid. 

3. Double Check 

Before submitting your documents, be sure to double check that all your information, including first and last names, is entered correctly. Because the TADS system is sensitive, small errors can cause larger problems down the road. If you're unsure about something, call the school(s) to which you're applying—they'll be more than happy to help you move forward on solid footing.

Related: 3 Tips for the Private School Application Process

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


Abrina Hyatt '11

Admission Associate
Abrina Hyatt '11 earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the Kent Place community in 2016 as the Interim Communication Associate before transitioning to Special Projects. As Admission Associate, Ms. Hyatt enjoyed working with students through the student ambassador group, Green Key, and assisting the Admission Office with overall recruitment for Kent Place.

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