Our elite Varsity teams have a proud history of winning conference, county, state and sectional championships, and our scholar-athletes have won places on all-conference, all-county, all-state and all-star teams, as well as being recruited at top DI and DII schools. Our Junior Varsity teams develop tomorrow's student-athletes focusing on the fundamentals.
TEAMS By Season
FALL Cross Country Field Hockey Sailing (Club) Soccer Tennis Volleyball
WINTER Basketball Fencing Ice Hockey Squash Swimming Winter Track
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, founded in 1918, is a voluntary, non-profit organization made up of 433 accredited public, private and parochial high schools in the state. The New Jersey Association joins the other 49 State Associations and constitutes the National Federation of State High School Associations, which has represented the best interests of high school athletics since 1920, and today represents 22,000 schools, more than 330,000 coaches and almost 4.5 million high school athletes. Kent Place School is classified in NJSIAA as a Non-Public North “A” School. NJSIAA may classify us as a Non Public B school in certain sports such as Cross Country, Winter Track and Track and Field. This decision is made by the NJSIAA and is based on the number of schools entering a tournament and their corresponding enrollments.
The New Jersey Independent Schools Athletic Association is comprised of over 30 non-public and/or parochial schools in the state. The Association is divided into Prep “A” and Prep “B” schools for tournament competitions. The divisions are based upon enrollment numbers and strength of program. Kent Place School is classified in NJISAA as a Prep “A” School, the highest competitive division.
The Union County Conference was formed to provide wholesome athletic competition among member schools, to encourage and inspire high standards of sportsmanship at all times, to develop the physical, mental and emotional health of participants in athletic competition and to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the NJSIAA.
The Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference is comprised of 26 schools and offers Union County Conference Tournament play in all sports. The Conference is committed to the success of student-athletes by offerings Scholar-Athlete scholarships on an annual basis.
The North Jersey Girls’ Golf League is comprised of 10 schools. The purpose of the NJGGL is to offer competitive and fair play among schools with girls’ golf teams. Each school plays every school in the league twice (time and weather permitting).
The North Jersey Girls’ Interscholastic Lacrosse League is comprised of 75 teams. The purpose of the NJGILL is to offer fair and competitive play among girls’ lacrosse teams. Schools are grouped together based on strength of program and geographical location. The league is divided into five major divisions with a North and South sub-division of each. Kent Place School is assigned to Stars and Stripes South Division, the highest competitive division within the league.
The Essex-Union Field Hockey League is comprised of 17 schools. The purpose of the EUFHL is to offer fair and competitive play among girls’ field hockey teams in Essex and Union Counties. Each school plays every school in the league once.
That's our mantra in robotics. Try crazy things, be free with your ideas, and see what happens. If you're going to build the future, you'll need to be a pioneer. –Emma, seventh grade
LEAN INTO DIFFICULTY.
When it comes to academics, it pays to challenge yourself. I'm in the Bioethics Symposium, presenting research on the ethics of genetically-enhanced intelligence. At times it's daunting—research, deadlines, time management—but it's also a whole new way of thinking. Very independent and "you-driven." –Isabella, sophomore
OWN YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE
It's one of the "conversation norms" we have at Kent Place, and it's always resonated with me. Everyone has a different and equally valid perspective to bring to the table—so put yourself out there. –Mary, senior
DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GET A LABEL.
There are no jocks here at Kent Place, no science geeks, no theater nerds. Last month a varsity athlete went to sing at the Vatican. Everyone here has some unique quality — and they’re amazing at what they do. –Claire, senior
MATH COMES FROM YOU
When you've computed something for yourself, the story is different. The girls here feel like the math is coming from them, rather than from a textbook. You won't hear a Kent Place girl ask, "What answer are they looking for?" The girls are looking for their own answers, and they're on their own path. –Dr. Ralph Pantozzi, Mathematics Department Chair
GET READY FOR RIGOROUS WORK.
And multiple extracurricular activities. Busy days, and a few late nights. But through it all, don’t lose your sense of fun. –Alessandra, junior
KPS alumnae are amazing. I met one alumna after a math and science panel who works in retail architecture. That made me think about a cool way to combine two of my interests — math and fashion. –Amber, junior
YOUR TIME AT KPS IS GOING TO OPEN UP OPTIONS YOU HADN'T EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT.
And when it's time to choose, you're going to know yourself so well, you'll pick the college that's the best fit for you—academically, socially, personally. So don't get tunnel vision. This is your process. Just know that you'll be ready! –Jennifer Simpson, Director of College Advising
SOLVING PROBLEMS IS A JOURNEY, ENJOY THE RIDE!
In the Middle School we do a Science Expo—either two or four people work on a science project for a couple of months and then present it to the entire class. We go into some in-depth projects and it’s incredible what we learn along the way, and how willing our teachers are to help us through the tough parts. –Toni Ann, eighth grade
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
Every girl here learns from an early age how to speak up and speak to adults. You never feel silly raising your hand, and you’re given lots of opportunities to speak publicly. I’m never shy about saying what’s on my mind. –Vittoria, fourth grade
ETHICS WILL CHANGE YOUR ENTIRE OUTLOOK.
Right away, we tackled questions of "right versus right." We're learning to look at every issue from both sides, which helps with everything from homework to friendships. –Elizabeth, eighth grade