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Neisha Payne Appointed Director of the Middle School

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Neisha Payne as our Director of the Middle School, effective immediately. A member of the Kent Place community since 2010, Ms. Payne was Middle School Dean of Students, working closely with the Middle School faculty, students, and families, from 2017 to 2022. Since June, Ms. Payne has served as Interim Director of the Middle School. 

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Kent Place Students Earn National Merit and AP Scholar Distinctions

Kent Place is pleased to announce that seniors Nupur Ballal and Katherine Lyon are Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Charlotte Betz, Lindsay Hausman, Elina Kapur, Victoria Ng, Jessica Park, Seema Parmar, Lola Possick, Ella Schestag, Sneha Shirhattikar, Ishani Wadhwa, Caitlin Williams, Sophie Williams, Kristine Yang, and Serena Zheng received commendations. Ninety students have been honored by the College Board in recognition of their college-level achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations taken last spring.

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Empowering Girls Through STEM

The mission of the STEM Program at Kent Place School is simple: to empower and inspire girls by igniting their curiosity, fostering their interests, and enhancing their proficiency in the natural sciences, computer programming, engineering, and mathematics. From engineering mazes for Bee-Bots in Kindergarten to designing experiments in AP Physics, students in all three divisions are involved in hands-on, real-world STEM learning — it’s part of the core of their KPS curriculum.

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Kent Place Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States each year from September 15 through October 15, and there’ll be no shortage of activities at Kent Place to mark the achievements of Hispanic Americans. Students, staff, faculty, and the community partake of the rich cultural history, from personal anecdotes to family traditions and favorite meals and from music and dance to integrating the Hispanic culture into lesson plans.

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