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Meet Susan Bosland, Head of School

Welcome to KPS! We are delighted you are exploring our website. Kent Place has an exciting mission of providing a top educational experience for girls and young women, and a comprehensive, coed early childhood program. Kent Place graduates leaders, scholars and pioneers — bright and self-confident young women.

My "Welcome from the Head of School" page highlights my ever-changing Top 10 list — which gives our community members a snapshot of what is happening on campus, an opportunity for me to share recent data and a place where I can share articles and books of interest on a variety of topics. I will be writing Top 10 lists specifically for this page and hope that you will come back often to read about the exciting and innovative things that are happening on the Kent Place campus. Be sure to follow us on social media, as we will let people know when a new Top 10 list is generated.

List of 11 items.

  • A Back to School TOP 10

    A Back to School TOP 10
  • ONE - The creation of our new Center for Innovation is in progress! The old Middle School building has been cleared and the space is ready for new construction! The school community is eagerly anticipating these exciting new teaching and learning spaces!

    ONE - The creation of our new Center for Innovation is in progress! The old Middle School building has been cleared and the space is ready for new construction! The school community is eagerly anticipating these exciting new teaching and learning spaces.
  • TWO - Our new academic schedule will begin this year! Deeper learning, interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, a healthier pace to the day, increased teacher:student conference times, more student exploration and collaboration time, and increased

    TWO - Our new academic schedule will begin this year! Deeper learning, interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, a healthier pace to the day, increased teacher:student conference times, more student exploration and collaboration time, and increased opportunities for extended learning off campus are just some of the benefits for students.
  • THREE - 63 percent of the Upper School is participating in pre-season athletics – gearing up for the fall season in cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball! Middle School Sports and Mini Dragons will begin soon, as well. Go Dragons!

    THREE - 63 percent of the Upper School is participating in pre-season athletics – gearing up for the fall season in cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball! Middle School Sports and Mini Dragons will begin soon, as well. Go Dragons!
  • FOUR - The Dining Hall has been re-painted and new tables and chairs will welcome students to lunch this fall! New online menus, farm-to-table options, a “grab-and-go" section and allergy-aware choices will also enhance the lunchtime experience at KPS!

    FOUR - The Dining Hall has been repainted and new tables and chairs will welcome students to lunch this fall! New online menus, farm-to-table options, a “grab-and-go" section and allergy-aware choices will also enhance the lunchtime experience at KPS!
  • FIVE - Untangled, by Lisa Damour, and Media Moms and Digital Dads, by Yalda Uhls, were great summer community reads for faculty and staff this year. Engaging book discussions took place as a part of opening faculty/staff meetings.

    FIVE - Untangled, by Lisa Damour, and Media Moms and Digital Dads, by Yalda Uhls, were great summer community reads for faculty and staff this year. Engaging book discussions took place as a part of opening meetings.
  • SIX - Gayle Allen’s Curious Minds Podcast: Warren Berger on Questions that Prompt Innovation was a digital option for a “summer read” for faculty/staff and has been instrumental in thinking about probing and insightful questions as we strategically plan o

    SIX - Gayle Allen’s Curious Minds Podcast: Warren Berger on Questions that Prompt Innovation was a digital option for our faculty and staff summer read and has been instrumental in thinking about probing and insightful questions as we strategically plan on campus.
  • SEVEN - Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, another digital option for a “summer read," has evoked meaningful discussions around leadership development and implications for teaching and learning in schools.

    SEVEN - Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, another summer read digital option, has evoked meaningful discussions around leadership development and implications for teaching and learning in schools.
  • EIGHT - We look forward to the traditions of a new school year when we will welcome almost 100 new students to KPS. We will begin the year with our Opening Convocation, receiving daisies, lighting the candles and hearing from three students about what the

    EIGHT - We look forward to the traditions of a new school year when we will welcome almost 100 new students to KPS. We will begin the year with our Opening Convocation, receiving daisies, lighting the candles and hearing from three students about what the opening of school means to them this year.
  • NINE - We welcomed seven new faculty/staff members (and four people who joined us earlier in the year) to campus for orientation, which included opening meetings, planning and getting ready for the first day of school!

    NINE - We welcomed seven new faculty/staff members (and four people who joined us earlier in the year) to campus for orientation, which included opening meetings, planning and getting ready for the first day of school.
  • TEN - Tryouts for Alice in Wonderland begin next week for our seventh and eighth graders - just one of the ways Kent Place students get involved with the arts on campus! We are looking forward to classes and a full schedule of events this school year in

    TEN - Tryouts for Alice in Wonderland will begin soon for our seventh and eighth graders  just one of the ways Kent Place students get involved with the arts on campus. We are looking forward to classes and a full schedule of events this school year in dance, music, theater and visual arts.
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Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.