Admission FAQs

Below you will find a series of questions that families sometimes have when considering Kent Place School. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please give us a call at (908) 273-0900, ext. 254 or send an e-mail to Our Admission staff would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When should I apply? How do I start the process of applying?

    Your initial step in applying to Kent Place School is to complete the Application for Admission. Kent Place begins accepting applications on August 1 for the following school year.
  • Q: What grade levels have openings?

    Kent Place’s entry points are Junior Pre-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9. Kent Place also considers applications for other grade levels as space permits.
  • Q: What are your deadlines?

    • January 10 is the deadline for receipt of the first round Application for Admission.
    • February 1 is the deadline for receipt of all supporting documents.
    • February 1 is the deadline for completion of all student and parent visits.
    Please Note: Applicants who have completed all admission requirements by February 1 will be given first consideration by the Admission Committee. Applications completed after February 1 will be reviewed as space permits.
  • Q: When will I be notified?

    Kent Place notifies families of admission decisions for first round applicants in late February/early March.
  • Q: What is the age cut-off for Junior Pre-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten?

    By September 1 of the year that a child will begin attending, a Junior Pre-Kindergarten applicant must be 3 years old, a Pre-Kindergarten applicant must be 4 years old, and a Kindergarten applicant must be 5 years old.
  • Q: What tests/entrance examinations are required?

    • Applicants for Preschool are screened on the day of their visit.
    • Applicants for Kindergarten should arrange for an individual screening by calling the Kent Place Primary School Admission Office at (908) 273-0900, ext. 269.
    • Applicants for Grades 1 and 2 are screened on the day of their visit.
    • Applicants for Grades 3 through 5 should arrange for admission testing administered at Kent Place in January.
    • Applicants for Grades 6 and above should arrange to take the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test), which is offered at Kent Place and several area schools. Please visit for more information. Kent Place also accepts the results of the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam).
  • Q: How do I arrange a visit to KPS? Do you have open houses?

    There are many opportunities to visit the Kent Place School campus. We schedule a number of open houses and information sessions throughout the year, which allow prospective families to learn more about our school and tour the campus. As part of the application process, we arrange a campus visit for every applicant and parent. After submitting the Application for Admission, please call the Admission Office to schedule your visit.
  • Q: What if my child is placed in the wait pool?

    Because of our limited number of openings, some qualified applicants may be placed in our wait pool. The students in our wait pool are not ranked; the group is reconsidered if a spot becomes available. It is important to indicate that you wish to keep your child in the wait pool by sending in the card you will receive with your decision letter. If a student is placed in the wait pool and is not accepted by the start of school in September, he or she must reapply for the following school year. Contact the Admission Office to reapply.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.