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Kent Place Will Have a Delayed Opening on 11/16

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.
Affording Kent Place

Affording a Kent Place Education

If you’re a girl who’s ready to change the world, we believe money shouldn’t stand in your way. Thanks to our generous Kent Place community of parents, alumnae, trustees, foundations and friends, we’re able to offer financial aid to qualified students demonstrating need on a yearly basis. We use recommendations from the tuition management experts at TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to determine financial aid and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of our numerous endowed funds.

We understand that private school is a major investment — so we offer a tuition payment plan that enables families to make tuition payments in monthly installments throughout the school year. For more information about this plan or the financial aid process, contact the Admission Office anytime at (908) 273-0900, ext. 254 or e-mail us at wallj@kentplace.org.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Beginning in November, financial aid application instructions are emailed to families who check the appropriate box on the Application for Admission. Please see below for the steps required in the financial aid process:
 
1. TADS Financial Aid Application must be completed by January 15 for current families and February 1 for prospective families. Families may apply online by clicking the button below. Prior to beginning the TADS Financial Aid Application, it is recommended that families complete the TADS Financial Aid Worksheet (See button below), which will help in gathering the necessary supporting documents prior to beginning an application.

2. Once TADS receives your application, they will request supporting documentation. Parents will be asked to submit a copy of their last year's Form 1040 Federal Tax Return, complete with all schedules and W-2 forms, within five business days of submitting their TADS application. With this information, TADS will conduct an estimated financial assessment. 

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

For more information, contact the Admission Office at (908) 273-0900, ext. 254.

Financial Aid FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How is financial aid awarded and how are the grant amounts determined?

    Financial aid is awarded to families according to their level of need as determined by Kent Place School’s Financial Aid Committee using the TADS Financial Aid Application and the required supporting documentation. It is imperative that families complete the TADS Financial Aid Application as thoughtfully and carefully as possible. The Financial Aid Committee bases awards on the information supplied by each family. TADS considers parents’ gross taxable income and non-taxable income, assets, liabilities, family size and number of children in tuition charging schools and colleges. After an allowance for basic necessities and required taxes, a determination is made about a family’s ability to pay tuition.
  • Q: How much financial aid can I receive?

    The maximum financial aid award available for qualified applicants is 50% of tuition for Preschool, 80% of tuition for Kindergarten, 85% of tuition for Grades 1-5 and 98% of tuition for Grades 6-12.
  • Q: When and how should we apply for financial aid?

    Beginning in November, financial aid application instructions are emailed to families who check the appropriate box on the Application for Admission. By February 1, a TADS Financial Aid Application must be completed and submitted online. In addition, by April 1, a copy of the parents’ current year Form 1040 (including all schedules) and a copy of all Form W2’s must be submitted to TADS to confirm the financial aid award for auditing purposes.
  • Q: Who can apply?

    Financial aid is allocated to students in the Upper School, Middle School and, to a lesser degree, the Primary School (Preschool - Grade 5).
  • Q: I am not sure if our family will qualify for financial aid. Is it worth applying?

    If you are unsure whether you will qualify, you may contact Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid, at (908) 273-0900, ext. 254 for advice. Many factors enter into the determination of financial aid.
  • Q: How confidential is this application?

    All applications for financial aid are held in the strictest confidence.
  • Q: What happens in cases where parents are divorced, separated or never married?

    In the case of divorced, separated or unmarried parents, all parents are required to submit a TADS Financial Aid Application, as well as the required supporting documentation. Financial need is determined by a family’s ability to meet educational expenses, not on a willingness or unwillingness to pay. All parents retain the obligation to contribute what they can afford to the education of their children, regardless of any divorce or other agreements stating otherwise. The Financial Aid Committee will make an award only after considering the financial resources of all parents.
  • Q: Will my child’s financial aid award change from year to year? What if my finances change?

    The School is committed to supporting the continued attendance through graduation of a student receiving financial aid, provided the need for financial aid continues. Financial aid is recalculated each year using current information, and families must apply for financial aid each year. Kent Place School is committed to doing what is in the best interest of the student.
  • Q: Are there any special obligations or performance requirements for students who receive financial aid?

    No. There are no extra requirements for students receiving financial aid. Every Kent Place student is expected to do her best and maintain the strong academic and personal qualities that warranted admission.
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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.