Kent Place School will have a delayed opening Friday, November 16. This will allow the roads to be cleared and our maintenance staff to prepare the campus for students, faculty, and staff. Please note the following:
Buses will begin pickups two hours later than usual.
Middle and Upper Schools - Students should arrive by 9:45 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. Late arrivals will not be counted.
Primary School - Kindergarten through grade 5 will begin at 10:10 a.m. Jr. Pre-K and Pre-K will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served.
All afternoon and evening activities will go on as scheduled.
Please do not bring your children to school prior to 9:45 a.m. so our facilities team can prepare the campus.
As always we urge you to exercise caution. If the roads in your area are not safe then feel free to keep your child at home.
Please note, any change beyond a delay will be communicated by 7:15 a.m.
This portrait outlines 10 goals we strive for as we shape our students' educational experiences at Kent Place. In our rapidly changing world, as our young women's needs evolve, we revisit our aspirations for them.
List of 10 items.
She will have a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in all disciplines.
She will be able to express herself with confidence and a sense of purpose in written, oral, and digital forms.
She will be able to apply quantitative, scientific, and technological methods to gather and evaluate data that will inform her opinions and decisions about historical and contemporary issues.
She will be proficient in more than one language.
She will have developed an ethical framework and learned how to navigate complex ethical dilemmas.
She will have developed, practiced, and showcased her own unique leadership style, advocacy skills, and voice.
She will have developed cultural competency in either travel, service, communication, or another form that will expand her global presence and make a positive impact.
She will recognize the value of artistic expression as an essential part of contemporary life.
She will value involvement and action utilizing creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, invention, and innovation.
She will have established a plan for lifelong health, wellness, and fitness.
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