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Meet Susan Bosland, Head of School

Welcome to KPS! We are delighted you are exploring our website. Kent Place has an exciting mission of providing a top educational experience for girls and young women, and a comprehensive, coed early childhood program. Kent Place graduates leaders, scholars and pioneers — bright and self-confident young women.

My "Welcome from the Head of School" page highlights my ever-changing Top 10 list — which gives our community members a snapshot of what is happening on campus, an opportunity for me to share recent data and a place where I can share articles and books of interest on a variety of topics. I will be writing Top 10 lists specifically for this page and hope that you will come back often to read about the exciting and innovative things that are happening on the Kent Place campus. Be sure to follow us on social media, as we will let people know when a new Top 10 list is generated.

List of 11 items.

  • Top 10 Kent Place School Standouts

    Top 10 Kent Place School Standouts
  • ONE - NEW SCHEDULE. We incorporated a Genius Block into the academic day, which presents myriad possibilities for research and individualizing the educational experience on campus and beyond the walls of Kent Place School.

    ONE - NEW SCHEDULE. We incorporated a Genius Block into the academic day, which presents myriad possibilities for research and individualizing the educational experience on campus and beyond the walls of Kent Place School.
  • TWO - ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS. Our academic experts collaborate to connect and contextualize our curricula across departments and grade levels, creating multidisciplinary studies and new course possibilities such as "Local Literature: Reading and Writing in

    TWO - ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS. Our academic experts collaborate to connect and contextualize our curricula across departments and grade levels, creating multidisciplinary studies and new course possibilities such as "Local Literature: Reading and Writing in New York and New Jersey," which will be offered in 2017-18. This course will examine the literature of New Jersey and New York and offer opportunities to explore literature through the lenses of the environment, economics, art and history.
  • THREE - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. We embed leadership development in our classrooms and co-curricular programs, valuing practice and finding one’s own leadership style and voice from Preschool to Grade 12. To read more about Leadership at KPS, please view o

    THREE - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. We embed leadership development in our classrooms and co-curricular programs, valuing practice and finding one’s own leadership style and voice from Preschool to Grade 12. To read more about Leadership at KPS, please view our latest Voyager publication.
  • FOUR - THE ETHICS INSTITUTE AT KENT PLACE SCHOOL. The only such program at the secondary level, EIKPS is integral to our community and academic program. The Institute includes our Honor Code, ethical decision-making, courses, research and internships, sum

    FOUR - THE ETHICS INSTITUTE AT KENT PLACE SCHOOL. A one-of-a-kind program at the secondary level, EIKPS is integral to our community and academic program. The Institute includes our Honor Code, ethical decision-making, courses, research and internships, summer programs, partnerships with renowned organizations and our popular parent programs.
  • FIVE - CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING. Whether teaching our youngest students, our springtime seniors, or any grade in between, our faculty focus on these essential skills; they develop lessons that may also include design thinking, problem-based l

    FIVE - CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING. Whether teaching our youngest students, our seniors, or any grade in between, our faculty focus on these essential skills; they develop lessons that may also include design thinking, problem-based learning, case studies or lab experiences that allow students various ways to develop traits outlined in the Portrait of a Graduate.
  • SIX - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LITERACY. Economic and financial literacy integration is weaved into coursework, clubs and co-curricular programming, including entrepreneurship, investments and money management. Our TREP$ program, Investment Club, “Money Mat

    SIX - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LITERACY. Economic and financial literacy integration is weaved into coursework, clubs and co-curricular programming, including entrepreneurship, investments and money management. Our TREP$ program, Investment Club, “Money Matters” Elective and a plethora of other initiatives provide multiple opportunities for our students in Primary, Middle and Upper Schools to learn and engage with economic and financial literacy. Click here to read about how we celebrated Financial Literacy Month.
  • SEVEN - INNOVATION LABS. While we innovate and put research, ideas and creativity into action each day, we will have a formalized and expanded space for STEAM in the new Center for Innovation, opening September 2017.

    SEVEN - INNOVATION LABS. While we innovate and put research, ideas and creativity into action each day, we will have a formalized and expanded space for STEAM in the new Center for Innovation, opening September 2017.
  • EIGHT - PUBLIC SPEAKING AND FACILITATION SKILLS. Dialogues, discussions, and civic engagement are encouraged in all divisions and classes. Upper School students recently attended an assembly during which they learned what kinds of comments and questions a

    EIGHT - PUBLIC SPEAKING AND FACILITATION SKILLS. Dialogues, discussions, and civic engagement are encouraged in all divisions and classes. Upper School students recently attended an assembly during which they learned what kinds of comments and questions are conversation stoppers ... and perhaps more importantly, conversation starters. In various classes including 6th grade English, 8th grade History (Portraits of Leadership) and AP Statistics, students practice how to interview to gain information.
  • NINE - GUEST SCHOLARS. Guest speakers, authors, professionals and leaders visit campus and classrooms to engage community in conversations across scholarly and relevant topics. Recent speakers included Mahzarin Banaji, author of Blindspot, and Lisa Damour

    NINE - GUEST SCHOLARS. Guest speakers, authors, professionals and leaders visit campus and classrooms to engage community in conversations across scholarly and relevant topics. Recent speakers included Mahzarin Banaji, author of Blindspot, and Lisa Damour, author of Untangled.
  • TEN - GLOBAL TRIPS. Language immersion, service, global studies, science exploration, leadership development are all reasons we offer travel to new locations across the globe. This Spring Break, Middle and Upper School students went on leadership trips to

    TEN - GLOBAL TRIPS. Language immersion, service, global studies, science exploration, leadership development are all reasons we offer travel to new locations across the globe. This Spring Break, Middle and Upper School students went on leadership trips to Canada, Cuba and Washington D.C.
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Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.