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.
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 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.
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.
How do you build the critical reading, writing, and persuasive skills in an eighth-grader? Turn them into judges.