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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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

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

Why I Chose A Private School for My Daughter

Mark Miller 04/12/2017

I am the father of an eighth grader, who has called Kent Place School her home since Kindergarten. Though it has been several years since my family felt the exhilaration of opening our acceptance packet, I still remember how ...

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Topics: girls education, private school new jersey, leadership, kindergarten, girls leadership, private school education, applying to private school, independent school

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

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

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