Due to forecasted snow, Kent Place will dismiss on a half-day schedule. Buses will leave at 12:30 p.m. Primary School, please refer to MyKPS for your specific grade’s dismissal time.Middle and Upper Schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.The will be no lunch and all after-school activities are canceled. Thank you.
Kent Place School Announces Fall Admission Open Houses
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 fall Open House dates for prospective families.
All events will include a brief information session, a tour of the 26-acre campus and the opportunity to meet members of the faculty, administration, parents, students and admission staff. Please register for all admission events online at www.kentplace.org/admission/dates.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Preschool-Grade 12) and Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon (Kindergarten-Grade 12) there will be a Kent Place Open House for prospective families. Kent Place School offers a multi-dimensional and comprehensive educational experience combining academic rigor with a richness of activities, athletics and community endeavors. A broad range of opportunities for leadership, social development, and responsible citizenship is offered school-wide. Independent thinking and personal development are integral to the learning experience at Kent Place. Kent Place seeks motivated students from all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with a wide range of interests and talents, who are eager to learn and take advantage of every opportunity offered.
Also on Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. there will be an Open House for prospective families and their children interested in The Preschool at Kent Place. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this event! The Preschool includes a Junior Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten program for boys and girls ages 3-5. Experienced and highly educated teachers; extremely low student to teacher ratios; state-of-the-art facilities and resources; and a curriculum focused on exploration, creativity, and developmentally appropriate rigor are the hallmark of The Preschool. Kent Place preschool children learn in an atmosphere of caring, trust, and freedom in which each child can develop a positive self-image. The Pre-K program meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Junior Pre-K program meets Monday through Friday with half- and full-day options.
In November and December, there will be additional Admission events, including Open Houses and an Athletics Information session. Please visit www.kentplace.org/admission/dates for dates, times and to register.
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted, and are due by Wednesday, January 10, 2019. There is an early bird application fee waiver for those who apply before October 31.
For more information about Kent Place or the Open House programs, please contact the Admission Office at (908) 273-0900 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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