Primary School | Grades K-5

A strong preschool and primary school education provides a child with the foundation for all life’s learning.

"In these formative years, children explore their world, hypothesize, make discoveries, try new things, reflect, and bank away everything that they have experienced. This fascinating, yet random list of events, magically transforms into what we call “learning.” 

As educators, we must care for students emotionally, challenge them academically, and inspire them to grow as ethical leaders. We consider the children in the Kent Place Primary School as artists, writers, mathematicians, scientists, philosophers, coders, dancers, athletes, musicians, readers, linguists, leaders, and thinkers. To achieve this, each child knows that her teachers hold high expectations for all students, while also providing her with the guidance to find success." -Mr. Nathan Lutz

Welcome to the Primary School

Kent Place's entire Primary School curriculum is driven by our firm belief that a girl's first school experience should be her best school experience — and using these early elementary school years to establish building blocks for rigorous study and to encourage self-advocacy and build self-esteem is critical to long-term academic success. Our highly integrated private school curriculum, taught by experienced faculty who know how girls think, feel and learn, provides an unrivaled foundation for excellence in all fields of study. Daily leadership opportunities — along with Morning Meeting, classroom presentations, class trips, computer skills, world languages and more — give our girls the tools and self-confidence they'll need to successfully navigate the Middle and Upper School years.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.