A Collegial Working Environment

As an all-girls’ school, Kent Place promotes a model of education that is not just challenging but collaborative, guiding students to approach learning as a shared experience. The same holds true for our faculty. Teachers routinely share new ideas and insights, both formally at faculty meetings and informally through day-to-day interactions. Those at the same grade level often pair up to coordinate lessons, units or even their entire curriculum for the year. Because KPS believes so firmly in meaningful technology integration, all new teachers receive computers when they join the faculty. KPS has a number of programs in place to help new faculty members adjust to the school and become part of this community. These include:

  • A school and curriculum orientation in August 
  • A day of cultural awareness training 
  • A mentoring program with current KPS faculty and staff 
  • Regular meetings with department chairs and division directors

Professional Development Opportunities

Kent Place recognizes the importance of providing teachers with both the inspiration and the means to develop their knowledge and their craft. Truly excellent teachers are lifelong students and scholars themselves, and everything they learn enriches what happens in their classrooms. KPS supports professional development in a number of different ways:

  • Tuition reimbursement: Roughly three out of four KPS teachers already have advanced degrees when they join the faculty. However, those who come here wishing to further their education are encouraged to do so and may apply for up to 50 percent tuition reimbursement. 
  • Professional workshops and conferences 
  • Grants for summer curricular work
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Compensation & Benefits

Kent Place offers a comprehensive program of benefits to all full-time employees:
  • Medical/prescription plans 
  • Dental and vision insurance 
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance benefits
  • Disability benefits 
  • Life insurance 
  • Matching 403(b) retirement plan 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition remission benefits for employees’ children attending KPS 
  • Camp discounts for employee children
  • On-campus housing 
  • Professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.