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

Why Girls Should Attend Single-Sex Schools

Megan Sanford '18 12/22/2018

Have you ever wondered why there are fewer women than men in positions of authority? Why men are likely to make more money than women?...

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Topics: single sex education, girls leadership

The 3 Benefits of Attending a Girls School

Hope M. 03/14/2018

As a student, being surrounded by girls working to be their best selves has inspired me to work harder. My peers and I didn’t choose to go to an all-girls school to "goof off;" we chose this opportunity because we want to ...

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Topics: girls education, single sex education, girls leadership, sisterhood

Navigating Middle School with My Sister [VIDEO]

Kent Place School 01/25/2018

One of the benefits of attending an all-girls school is the opportunity to go through the experience with your sister! Check out what our have to say about navigating middle school and the Kent Place Sisterhood with one ...

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Topics: girls education, single sex education, girls leadership, sisterhood

The Girls School Edge & Women in the Workplace

Cara Manket '05 01/18/2018

I’ve spent time reflecting on my education at Kent Place in light of the renewed national conversation about women in the workplace. Study after study shows that women are often seen as dependable, and less often seen as ...

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Topics: girls education, single sex education, girls leadership, independent school

How Traditions Build Strong Bonds at a Girls' School

Natalie G. 05/24/2017

From age-old songs sung at commencement to bonding activities for freshmen, traditions are part of what make any school special. These traditions are all the more unique when they're shared between peers, different ...

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Topics: single sex education, independent school, sisterhood, graduation, traditions

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

Growing up at a Girls' School

Jessiey K. 03/02/2017

I never could have imagined as a shy four year old in 2004, that I would turn into a confident, mature and independent member of the Class of 2017. Being in an all-girls environment has been an experience of a lifetime, and I ...

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Topics: girls education, leadership, single sex education, girls leadership, self-discovery

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