Middle School

I love being a leader of Social Committee.

I get to be involved in the planning of social events in order to bring fun activities to our Middle School life.
-Laura, eighth grade
Middle School students participate in a variety of clubs, publications, community service and student government, building self-esteem and interpersonal and leadership skills.

Our Middle School Offerings Include:

List of 12 items.

  • Creative Writing Club

    The Creative Writing Club brings together writers and readers in the most fun and entertaining way. Activities include celebrating the NCTE's National Day on Writing, coordinating the Middle School literary magazine, The Log, and meeting weekly to participate in activities connected to creative writing.
  • Glee Club

    The Glee Club sings popular songs a capella and performs throughout the year during Morning Meeting, KPS holiday shows and off-campus at the CareOne assisted-living facility.
  • Harry Potter Club

    This club allows students to explore the novels, movies and fantasy world of Harry Potter. Activities include making wands, playing Quidditch and exploring the online world of Pottermore.
  • Kaleidoscopes Mentorship Program

    The Kaleidoscopes Mentorship is a monthly affinity group for students from all three divisions who self-identify as children of color. Its mission is to create cross-divisional mentoring relationships, celebrate diversity and common bonds, foster exploration and appreciation of identity and equip students with tools to challenge bias in their lives. Middle and Upper School students must apply to be mentors in the fall.
  • Key Club

    Students selected for this service group perform a vital role in the admission process, introducing prospective students and their parents to all phases of Kent Place Middle School.
  • MathCounts Club

    MathCounts Club helps students prepare for participation in the annual MathCounts competition. In early winter, ten Middle School students are selected to participate as a team, identified based on scores from a qualifying test.
  • Middle School Discussion Group

    This group discusses issues of diversity and other relevant topics that are important to students in the Middle School. The group meetings weekly at lunch with the Director of the Middle School and is open to all students.
  • MS Robo-Dragons (FIRST® LEGO® League)

    MS Robo-Dragons, the KPS FIRST® LEGO® League robotics team for students in grades 6-8. Students, meet two times a week after school and attend the annual qualifier competition.
  • Peer Mediators

    Seventh- and eighth-grade students are selected to be peer facilitators by faculty and trained to facilitate conversations with their Middle School peers about relevant social issues.
  • Social Committee

    Social Committee is involved in the planning of social activities for the Middle School, which include two dances, a winter event and after finals/end of the year activities. Leaders survey students to identify areas of interest, and meet with the faculty advisors regularly to plan upcoming events. 
  • Soundings: Middle School Yearbook

    Soundings is the Middle School yearbook and it is offered as an elective course for interested Grade 7 and 8 students. Students learn the publishing process, from writing and editing, to layout and photography, as they produce this annual publication.
  • Student Government

    The Student Government — class presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries and representatives — initiate and manage fundraising activities as well as the planning of events such as the Halloween party and Talent Show.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.