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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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

Athletics at Kent Place School [VIDEO]

Kent Place School 01/29/2018

Kent Place nurtures the entire student, from academics, to arts, to athletics! Take a look at what our Athletic program is like!...

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

Navigating Middle School with My Sister [VIDEO]

Kent Place School 01/25/2018

One of the benefits of attending an all-girls school is the opportunity to go through the experience with your sister! Check out what our have to say about navigating middle school and the Kent Place Sisterhood with one ...

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

The Benefits of a Private Preschool

Kent Place School 01/16/2018

What are the benefits of a private preschool? Is it worth it? Kent Place preschool makes a difference. Let us show you!...

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Topics: private school new jersey, creative teaching, Preschool, independent school

Life As a 3-Sport Student Athlete [VIDEO]

Kent Place School 10/18/2017

Juniors Caroline and Natalie talk about what life is like as a three-sport student athlete! For them, that means Field Hockey in the Fall, Ice Hockey in the Winter and Lacrosse in the Spring - all while managing their ...

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

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

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

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