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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Why I Chose to Attend a Private All-Girls School

Skylar L. 03/02/2018

Initially, when I set out to choose a high school I was overwhelmed. There were so many choices. My then-current public school had a great academic reputation, and the private schools I visited seemed interchangeable, until I ...

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

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

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

Navigating the Private School Search

Cathy Cheetham 05/03/2017

Kent Place Upper School Graduation Ceremony What do you do once your family has decided to consider a private school for your child? From learning all the additional benefits for your child in a non-public school, to weighing ...

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Topics: Kent Place School, single sex education, private school education, applying to private school, independent school

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

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