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Kent School

School rating 4.9 / 5 by

1 Macedonia Road Kent CT 06757 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
9th to PG
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Kent is place where students can grow and learn in a safe, welcoming and constructive environment. classes are small and the teachers are wonderful and very easily accessible. The relationships that are made with the teachers go beyond the classroom but really provide great life long mentors. The school provided me with a great foundation for my liberal arts college

College Counseling

First made a list and met with a college counselor at the end of junior....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

School definitely looks for well rounded students. There are a lot of international students....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Kent has the greatest sense of community. Everyone is very engaged in the culture of the school. There is really a family feel on campus and that continues even after graduation. If any Kent alumni run into each other whether it is a recent grad or someone that graduated in the 1960s they feel connected because of all the lasting traditions. The support system at Kent is unmatched. All the faculty love their job and their students and are always available to help. Also the headmaster, Father Schell is a wonderful community leader who is....

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