Kent Place second-graders have been studying the people, animals, and geographies of our world’s continents — as they are today and from many years ago — as part of their science and social studies curricula, and this week they went on an exciting field trip that would bring their lessons to life. Equipped with their backpacks, notebooks, and adventurous spirits, the girls visited the Museum of Natural History, in New York City.
We energize students with a challenging and relevant course of study in an environment attuned to best practices that inspire girls.
We know that students learn best when curriculum, pedagogy, and content honor students’ identities and support them as they grow in those identities. We believe that the best education for girls and young women is an environment in which all students discover their strengths and are empowered to see themselves as leaders — in and beyond the classroom.
Our Academic Approach
At Kent Place, we prioritize interdisciplinary learning that is proactive, responsive, and flexible and that promotes self-confidence, self-advocacy, and healthy risk-taking. Our curriculum and programs are rich in opportunities for students to develop ethical decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. We promote integrity, initiative, and inclusion throughout all of the schooling years, as well as in our classroom conversations, assignments, reflective moments, and commitment toward understanding and including differing perspectives.
Prepared for the Future
We know our students as complete human beings, help them explore their goals and ambitions, and ensure that their next step allows them to flourish. We work with students at every phase of the college process: developing a balanced college list, providing workshops on essay writing and interviewing techniques, reviewing applications, and everything in between. The results: The Class of 2022 will attend 51 colleges (42 private, nine public) in 21 states, the District of Columbia, England, and Switzerland.
What is MESA?
The KPS Multicultural Education Best Practices: A Self-Assessment (MESA) tool is a catalyst for curricular change that moves us further toward inclusive education. This instrument invites reflection about six core areas of the classroom experience: Classroom Environment and Delivery, Content and Perspective, Teaching and Learning Materials, Critical Inclusivity, Social and Civic Responsibility, and Assessment. The work of MESA connects with our strategic priorities — the heath and well-being of our students, the upholding of academic excellence, and the development of informed and ethical leaders.
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Academics in Action
Students in all three divisions have been excited to be taking part in activities during National Engineers Week, February 19–25. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week highlights careers in engineering and technology and encourages every child to have an engineering experience.
On Wednesday, September 7, Kent Place School kicked off its 128th academic year. As they arrived on campus, students, faculty, and staff were greeted by welcome signs and cheers from the Class of 2023, as well as a special appearance by Chumley the Dragon.
Confidantes, friends, peer counselors, and indefatigable supporters, Advisories epitomize KPS sisterhood.
First-graders discover and explore their roots in the Heritage Festival celebration.