Mathematics

At Kent Place, our students study topics and contexts that reveal the power of mathematics in contemporary society and their individual lives. Students investigate challenging questions that reflect multifaceted problems from the world in which they live. From Pre-K through the Upper School, our students combine their own creativity with established results, developing their own power to innovate in any type of quantitative setting. Students enjoy the process and appreciate the value of mathematical study for its own sake and for practical applications.

Our mathematics program emphasizes procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies and methods of reasoning as equally essential aspects of mathematical proficiency. Realistic and complex problems are woven throughout our curriculum, challenging each student to advance to new levels of mathematical sophistication. Through interdisciplinary studies and other long-term investigations, students experience mathematics as a subject that involves a diverse array of thinking skills.
We encourage students to personalize their experience within our curriculum. We offer multiple pathways for advancement, a variety of elective courses and research.

Did You Know...

  • In 2019, over 30% of our students are taking an advanced mathematics class beyond AP Calculus.
  • 25% of Primary School Students opt to wake up early to participate in the Math Lab enrichment course before official school hours.
  • Over 15% of our Middle School students participate in the American Mathematics Competition or other math competitions.
  • We partner with the Girls' Angle Math Club of Boston and the National Museum of Mathematics to create problem-solving challenges for students.
  • 90% of our students take at least one AP Mathematics course.
  • An Upper School student organization, GEMS (Girls Eliminating Math Stereotypes), is dedicated to advancing the presence of women in mathematics; members have been invited speakers at state and national conferences.
  • Two KPS Mathematics faculty members have been recognized as State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

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Meet the Department

List of 12 members.

  • Dr. Ralph Pantozzi 

    Department Chair / MS/US Math
    Rutgers College - B.A.
    Rutgers University - Ed.M.
    Rutgers University - Ed.D.
    Bio
  • Ms. Maura Crowe 

    MS/US Science and STEM Coordinator
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
    Bio
  • Mrs. Jennifer Greene 

    US Math
    Mount Holyoke College - B.A.
  • Ms. Alicia Grysko 

    MS/US Math
  • Ms. Cheryl Kaplun 

    MS Math
    Lehigh University - B.S.
    Lehigh University - M.Ed
    Bio
  • Mrs. Maureen Kroeger 

    PS Mathematics Coordinator / PS Curriculum Leader
    State University of New York at Oneonta - B.S.
    Bank Street College - M.S.Ed.
    Bio
  • Ms. Nancy Manjovski 

    MS/US Math
  • Ms. Denise Mulry 

    US Math
    Fairfield University - B.S.
    University of Dayton - M.S.
    Bio
  • Mrs. Michelle Murphy 

    Dean of Students/ US Math
    Hunter College - B.A.
    Hunter College - M.Sp.Ed.
    Bio
  • Ms. Neisha Payne 

    MS Dean/MS Math
    Pennsylvania State University - B.A.
    City College of New York - M.S.
    Bio
  • Mrs. Sally Snyder 

    Fifth Grade
    Ohio Wesleyan University - B.F.A.
    New York University - M.A.
    Bio
  • Ms. Robin Versh 

    Fourth Grade
    Smith College - B.A.
    New York University - M.A.
    Bio
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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.