The Kent Place cross country team raced their way into the history books on Wednesday, when the girls captured the New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association's (NJISAA) Class A Prep Championship for the first time in the school's history.
The Kent Place varsity volleyball team kept spectators on the edge of their seats on Thursday, November 7, as the Dragons squared off against a talented squad from St. John Vianney in Holmdel at the New Jersey State (NJSIAA) Non-Public A second round.
Kent Place School participated in the 2019 Women Entrepreneurship Week by hosting an alumnae panel on Monday, October 21 and attending the Women Entrepreneurship Conference at Montclair State University on Wednesday, October 23. The Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) aims to increase visibility of women entrepreneurs and inspire the next generation of female founders.
The Kent Place Varsity Volleyball Team continued its impressive season on Monday after the team defeated a talented Governor Livingston squad to advance to the semifinals of the Union County Conference Championship. This win comes on the heels of the Dragons impressive defeat of Rutgers Prep and Lawrenceville to capture the 2019 New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association (NJISAA) Prep Tournament Title.
Kent Place is pleased to announce that 112 members of the Classes of 2019 and 2020 were awarded AP Scholar distinctions, 13 members of the Class of 2020 were awarded National Merit distinctions, and one member of the Class of 2020 was named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.
Kent Place is pleased to announce that two members of our Math Department have received honors bestowed by the U.S. government in mathematics and science teaching. Dr. Ralph Pantozzi, Chair of the Math Department, has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and Cheryl Kaplun, Middle School Math Teacher, has been named a New Jersey State Finalist for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Kent Place’s Upper School Theater Department is pleased to present the play, Radium Girls, on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Hyde and Watson Theatre, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kent Place Gallery will present an exhibition of Mexican art from Wednesday, September 18 through Friday, October 25, 2019. There will be a reception at the gallery on Wednesday, September 18 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School led a stimulating two-week summer program for high school students that integrated the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with ethics.
The Admission Office at Kent Place School, an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school for girls and young women with a coed Preschool program, announces its spring Admission events for prospective families. All events will be held on the 26-acre campus of Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. Please register for all admission events online at www.kentplace.org/admission/dates.
The Kent Place School varsity basketball team suited up to raise money and awareness for Eli Manning’s Tackle Kids Cancer Foundation on Saturday, January 19. Manning himself even came out to help cheer on the Dragons!
The Kent Place Gallery will hold an exhibition of art by New York artist Lara Atallah from Friday, January 11, through Friday, February 1, 2019. An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, January 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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
REACH BEYOND WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.
You'll face plenty of challenges, but push through them. Brilliant women use their resources: their teachers, our studios and library and, of course, each other. If you're stuck, collaboration can almost always get you across the finish line. –Suzanne Carreno-Powers, Math Teacher and STEM Coordinator
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