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.
Upper School | Grades 9-12
In a community that’s supportive and joyful, the Upper School experience at Kent Place prepares students for college and for life by living its mission: “to empower girls to be confident, intellectual, and ethical leaders who advance the world.”
Our world needs young women who are “brave and brilliant.” This is not just a catchy alliteration; at Kent Place we’re intentional about growing brilliant minds and nurturing brave leaders. We achieve this in the Upper School through the inspiration of our four pillars of leadership: Pursue Passion, Model Integrity, Think Community, and Live Respect.
Kent Place students are smart and diverse and committed to becoming ethical leaders and compassionate citizens. This requires a mindset that affirms the humanity of all people and, more specifically, challenges systems that have limited women’s voices and their potential. Whether Kent Place students are experimenting in the STEM lab, competing on the playing field, leading a club meeting, editing a publication, or performing on stage, they’re engaged in learning that is creative, collaborative, and inspired; students learn to think critically and to solve problems through multiple lenses no matter the task.
They also learn in an environment that prioritizes their well-being. We want students to be the scholars, athletes, artists, activists they aspire to be and we know that this can only happen if they’re happy and well. High school is a time when young people want to be independent and free from the pressures and influences of adults, but they’re also looking for mentors and role models. Faculty choose to teach at Kent Place because they want to mentor ambitious young people and to partner both with parents who want this experience for their children and with students who want this for themselves.