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 Curriculum
It’s lively, varied, vigorous, and designed to meet the demands of our mission.
An extraordinarily rich array of college-prep course offerings: Engineering and the Arts. Local Literature. Black Studies. Bioethics Project. Students may consider many excellent options, particularly opportunities to learn interdisciplinarily, or to design and pursue advanced independent research projects in STEM and the humanities! From 9th through 12th grade, our students have the opportunity to engage in the study of ethics and ethical decision-making, from the Introduction to Ethics course in ninth grade to App Development II: Ethical Entrepreneurship, our courses ground our students in ethical leadership to advance the world. Students are thoroughly prepared for the SAT, the ACT, and a wide range of Advanced Placement examinations. We measure academic success not by grades alone, but also by integrity, audacity, competence, and intellectual curiosity.
Learn more about the Upper School curriculum below, or read the full course of study here.
- Computer Science & Engineering
In the Upper School, students learn to view Computer Science & Engineering as a natural extension of their learning.
Inspiring and guiding students to become critical thinkers and joyful lovers of literature lies at the core of our English program.
Ethics courses in the Upper School provide specific tools for students to evaluate complex societal problems.
- Health & Wellness
The Learn. Live. Lead. program Health and Wellness curriculum explores issues that affect the physical and psycho-social development of students.
Understanding history empowers our students to make sense of the past, engage with the issues of today’s world, and develop their future leadership.
Our math program contributes to our school mission where students question, reason, problem solve, study, and develop their mathematical interests.
- Physical Education
P.E. classes focus on giving students the opportunity to develop fitness plans for life and to build an appreciation for lifetime sports.
Science at KPS enhances habits of mind to break down a complex scientific system and use fact-based reasoning to defend conclusions.
- World Language
The Upper School offers a rich, diversified program in modern and classical languages, the keystone of global education at Kent Place.
Dance students in the Upper School develop an awareness of the body as an instrument for personal expression.
Performance opportunities are complemented with a curriculum that promotes an understanding of music literature.
Theater at KPS seeks to develop artistic awareness and an appreciation of theater as a valued part of contemporary culture.
- Visual Arts
Visual Arts provides an opportunity for individual student growth in understanding aesthetics, art history, and the development of specific artistic skills.