Personal Development

What sets Kent Place apart is a focus on the whole child. By encouraging responsibility and cooperation and giving our boys and girls daily leadership opportunities — along with field trips, school-wide activities, gardening and outdoor play — we help them move steadily away from a life that exists only at home toward one that embraces the world.

Our Preschool classrooms are thoughtfully designed — from the walls, furniture and lighting to the sensory table, reading loft, block area, writing center and more — to provide a safe, stimulating and comfortable learning environment for our youngest scholars.

KPS Teachers Place Such an Emphasis on Empathy and Kindness.

I’m constantly amazed by how Kent Place weaves ethics and thoughtfulness into the daily routine. Never before have I heard three- and four-year-olds say so readily, “thank you,” “I’m sorry” or “are you OK?” I can’t help but think that together we’re creating not just good listeners and students but incredible little people. -Katie Machir, parent

Why Kent Place for Boys?

Both research and years of experience tell us that preschoolers haven’t yet begun to differentiate between classmates based on gender. There are no “boy games” or “girl toys,” just friendship, collaboration and learning. The Preschool’s coeducational program thus gives boys the opportunity to receive the extraordinary academic, social and emotional preparation for primary school that Kent Place provides.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.