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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The Latest News

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

Balancing Play and Academics in Preschool

Brandalyn Gabel 12/28/2017

It’s a sunny afternoon in the Primary School Wonder Lab. The Pre-Kindergarten students are deeply engaged in an exploration on ramps. Working in small groups, the boys and girls are trying to solve an engineering problem: how ...

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Topics: Preschool, early childhood education, Kent Place School, creative teaching

A Vision for Math: An Ideal Classroom for Young Girls

Maureen Kroeger 04/19/2017

A fourth grade student practices math problems at the board Imagine a mathematics classroom where students are eager to solve problems involving both words and numbers. Envision students actively engaged with concrete ...

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Topics: early childhood education, STEM, creative teaching, mathematics

6 Reasons Why Problem-Based Learning Matters in STEM and Beyond

Jim Flakker 04/05/2017

Middle Schoolers conduct experiments with their teacher Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a student-directed, experiential learning strategy focused on solving complex problems that typically do not have a single correct answer ...

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Topics: girls education, girls leadership, STEM, Problem-Based Learning, creative teaching

Launching Daily 5 in Kindergarten Through Second Grade

Sara Orton-Wilson 03/15/2017

As passionate educators of elementary school students, we are perpetually looking to be innovative and inspirational in our instructional methods. We find it essential to continuously explore creative teaching strategies and ...

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Topics: early childhood education, girls education, creative teaching, kindergarten, second grade, literacy, reading, writing, daily 5, CAFE

Creativity in an All-Girls Kindergarten Laboratory

Molly James 02/10/2017

Creativity has always been a passion of mine! As a child, I created new worlds for bugs and fairies, wrote stories, sang songs and engaged in art of all kinds. Questions such as "I wonder ...? What if ...?” and “How might I ...

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Topics: kindergarten, STEM, girls education, creative teaching, creativity

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