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.

Innovation for Brave & Brilliant Girls

The Wonder of the Study Abroad Experience

by Hope M.
06/15/2019

Hope M. and Kent Place School Study Abroad Australia

Traveling to Australia taught me many things about the world and about myself. This was the farthest from America I'd been, and just the experience of traveling has been greatly beneficial. Despite long plane rides and security lines, I was able to have fun with my friends and grow closer with girls I had known for years.

Being in another country, especially one so far away, was an experience that was completely new for me. Little things, like light switches and doing the dishes, were beautifully different and surprising, but the biggest distinction between my “American” life and my “Australian” life was the uniforms we wore to school. Seeing so many girls wearing the exact same thing was strange and funny for me, since it had been such a long time since I had worn or even seen people in school uniforms. Though I'd never give up the KPS dress code, the uniform made getting ready for school much easier. Most schools in Australia, even public schools, have some kind of uniform.
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Despite many differences, I learned about all the ways that American and Australian girls are similar. We listen to the same music and make the same jokes (but in our own accents). Though we played different sports, we enjoyed playing on each other's teams. Both American girls and Australian girls love to hear and try to mimic how the other talks. Every day we practiced saying new words to perfect our “Aussie” accent.

Kent Place School Study Abroad Australia

The similarities between our two worlds was something that I hadn't expected. On the plane, I was preparing myself to enter an entirely unfamiliar place, but what I walked into was one that felt and acted a lot like the one I'd just left. This has changed how I see the whole world, not just Australia and America. Despite location, people are more alike and connected than you’d think.

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to visit Australia and connect with people who will be my friends for years to come. This trip brought me to a completely different part of the world that I may never have seen. It showed me both the differences and the similarities between our countries and changed how I view the world and travel within it. I would encourage other girls to take any chance they can to study abroad, as it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Being able to go to school with girls your age from another country is something that you could only do at this point in your life, so putting myself out there and going abroad in high school was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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Hope M.

Rising KPS Junior
Hope M. is a student at Kent Place School, an independent, nonsectarian, K-12 girls school in Summit, NJ. She is on the field hockey team and is also a member of Model UN and GLAM'D (Girls Learning and Making a Difference).

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