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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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The academics at Kent School were excellent. The school's student population of around 565 students allows the school to offer a wide breadth of courses while still allowing for an intimate learning environment. Kent offers a number of AP courses, and students often are able to transfer a number of these courses into college credit upon graduation. I personally received credit for 2 econ classes, a statistics course, 2 English courses, and 2 math courses. The course load is big, and students are expected to get their work done without someone telling them explicitly to do so - this instills a great sense of independence and accomplishment, and students are thus adequately prepared for an environment in college where there is even more independence. Class room discussion was encouraged in all courses, and teachers encouraged students to come meet with them during free-periods. This was immensely beneficial when applying these habits to college academics, as many students who were not lucky enough to have discussion based classes often fall behind in class due to a lack of self-confidence. Class sizes were almost always in 12-15 students, and many faculty members live on campus, and are often around campus, making them easy to get in touch with.

College Counseling

College counseling at Kent was incredibly helpful. Every senior is assigned a college counselor who....

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

The test I took was the PSAT and I believe more scores for Kent range....

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

Amazing school - great balance of students - great facilities - always updating things - wonderful faculty and staff - wonderful students. an all-around incredible and unforgettable experience....

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