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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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

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler with Preschool Readiness

Amy Mockbee 07/18/2018

Taking the first steps towards being ready for a school setting begins long before preschool. Children are born ready to learn and their first teachers are the adults around them in the home. As with all phases of ...

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Topics: private school new jersey, Preschool, early childhood education, independent school

10 Books to Read with Your Toddler this Summer

Deborah Afir 06/20/2018

Here are the 10 books I recommend you read with your toddler this summer!...

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Topics: early childhood education, literacy, reading

Kindergarteners Teach the Principles of Sunscreen

Dr. Kindergarten 06/06/2018

Kent Place School's "Dr. Kindergarten" has something to share about sunscreen. Take notes!...

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Topics: girls education, kindergarten, girls leadership, early childhood education, Summer

15 Books for Early Readers

Deborah Afir 02/27/2018

As we know, literacy is an integral part of early childhood education and development. Enjoy this roundup of 15 great books that both accommodate and challenge your early reader!...

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Topics: early childhood education, literacy, reading

The Top 5 STEM Apps for Early Learners

Sue Tracy 02/25/2018

 What are the top three skills that our children will need for the jobs of the future?   According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) these skills, in order, are: complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity.  In ...

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Topics: STEM, early childhood education, mathematics, Programming, coding

10 Ways to Practice Math with Your Child During the Olympics

Maureen Kroeger 02/21/2018

With the Olympics in full swing and with all eyes on Pyeongchang, this is a great opportunity to help your child apply math concepts and skills. Here are 10 ways to learn about the Olympics and practice math with your child. ...

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Topics: STEM, early childhood education, mathematics, Olympics and education

Letting Kindergarten Girls Lead the Way

Molly James 02/16/2018

We had the best social studies learning time today! It was spectacular. My girls were fabulous — full of energy, passion, and awesomeness. Let me explain....

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Topics: girls education, girls leadership, early childhood education

Think Literacy: Early Childhood Education in Vocabulary

Joanne Emery 01/22/2018

Some words feel wonderful in your mouth: benevolent, pashmina, Constantinople. They roll right off one’s tongue and into one’s imagination. Words hold meaning and are the building blocks of all human thought. When I began ...

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Topics: Preschool, early childhood education, literacy, private school education, independent school

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

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