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

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

3 Quick Facts About the KPS Financial Aid Process

Abrina Hyatt '11 01/05/2019

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 ...

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

3 Tips for the Private School Application Process

Lara Ellis 09/29/2018

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Topics: girls education, private school new jersey, Kent Place School, Preschool, applying to private school

Alumnae Reflections: The Student-Athlete Balancing Act

Kate McAloon '16 08/04/2018

The buzzword surrounding collegiate athletics is “balance.” Student-athletes are expected to fully commit themselves to both halves of this identity: academics and athletics. Beyond that, they should probably also find time ...

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

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

A Trajectory: Life at a Private School

I can’t really take credit for the decision to attend Kent Place. I was 5 years old and my parents were looking around for the right school for me to go to for kindergarten. My mom, a speech pathologist in local public ...

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Topics: girls education, Kent Place School, girls leadership, private school education

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

The Legacy of A Girls' School

Caitlin F. 10/25/2017

September 5 was our first day of school, my daughter Jane’s and mine. She was starting first grade at her new school, Kent Place, and I was releasing another child into the world. Although she is not my first born, Jane is my ...

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Topics: girls education, Kent Place School, girls leadership, early childhood education, 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

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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