Middle School | Grades 6-8

Welcome to the Middle School

Society sometimes mistakenly tells us that middle school is a place to endure, a place to tread water until high school starts. We couldn’t disagree more: Our Middle School is not a stopping point between here and there — nor a place where girls need to walk softly and try their best to disappear. It’s a stimulating, supportive space where young girls step to the front of the room, dance to center stage, run furiously to the goal line and stand out in the crowd — uniquely happy just being themselves.

"WHAT IF there were a middle school community where each girl loved going to school each day? What if, surrounded by friends and teachers who valued and respected her, she could become her best self?

Kent Place is a place that understands the remarkable strengths of girls and has designed with intent and care a program and community to bring out the best in them. While the world around us labels the junior high years for girls with words like "turbulent," "fraught," and "volatile," the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade girls at Kent Place — emerging leaders and scholars, citizens, and activists — prove that in the right environment, middle school can indeed be a time to flourish.
"What if?" is, in so many ways, the mantra of the middle school girl. Who will I be? How do my experiences shape my identity? Who am I in relation to others, and how can I make an impact on the world around me? With teachers whose instructional excellence is matched only by their dedication and a robust private school program that is designed to enrich and stimulate young minds, Kent Place Middle School girls have endless opportunities to answer these "what if?" questions. I hope you, too, will take some time to explore this extraordinary community and come see for yourself the magic and power at our core. -Kooheli Chatterji
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.