Kent Place’s theme for 2023–2024 is “Deepening Connections in Community,” expanding on an aspect of the KPS experience that has long set the school apart — the focus on stepping outside the classroom to strengthen bonds at the start of the academic year.
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.
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 2023 will attend 47 colleges (40 private, 7 public) in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and England.
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.
On Friday, June 2, Kent Place School held its annual awards ceremony in the Upper School. Listed below are all Upper School awards and recipients, selected by Upper School faculty and staff.
On May 16, the Upper School community, including students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and parents gathered to learn from and celebrate the academic work of Kent Place’s 2023 Bioethics Project, Student-Designed Research, and Independent Study scholars. Those in attendance rotated between nine spaces in the Upper School where the scholars led groups through workshops designed to showcase their individual projects.
The third floor of the Middle School has been transformed into workshops, and sixth-graders are becoming entrepreneurs as they prepare for the annual TREP$ Marketplace. The market will open to the Kent Place community for shopping in the Field House on May 11, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
In late March, an impressive panel of women joined Kent Place Upper School students for a talk about their experiences pursuing a career in STEM. The panelists discussed their education and career paths, answered questions, and offered advice.