Upper School

Our students lead and participate in more than 30 distinct governing bodies, clubs, affinity groups, societies, publications, and global and ethical initiatives. Committees such as Senate and Judiciary form school policies and adjudicate on school rules. Athletic Association, Social Committee, and Student Affairs plan fun events such as PowderPuff, dances, and Spirit Week; Community Service promotes service opportunities inside and outside of school.

Our Upper School Extra-Curricular Offerings Include:

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  • Art Club

    Art Club is a fun, relaxed club that meets to do everything from decorating cupcakes to cartoon-drawing tutorials. No artistic ability necessary!
  • Athletic Association

    The Athletic Association is involved with supporting all athletic activities of the school, sponsoring special events and promoting good school spirit.
  • Ballast: Upper School Newspaper

    The Upper School’s newspaper, Ballast, publishes several issues a year at key points during the school year. The focus of Ballast is on news in the school community. Ballast Online is the Upper School's digital publication. The site develops articles, videos, and multimedia features relevant to students and faculty. 
  • Black Cultural Association

    BCA, an organization formed in 1972, is open to all students at Kent Place. The Association focuses on the media, news and other factors of life for the Black community. BCA defines the Black community as the African Diaspora, which includes Africans, African Americans, Caribbeans and other groups.
  • Cargoes: Upper School Yearbook

    Cargoes, the Kent Place yearbook, is distributed in late spring. Though seniors are the main contributors, underclasswomen are welcome to assist in its production through an application process. 
  • Chamber Dancers

    Chamber Dancers is Kent Place School’s premiere dance performance group. Students study ballet and modern dance technique, improvisation, movement exploration and composition to prepare for choreography assignments and performance. Open to advanced-level students through audition, it grants academic credit.
  • Chamber Singers

    Chamber Singers is a small group of junior and senior Chorale members selected by audition for their vocal talent. Chamber Singers perform separate repertory in all major campus concerts, other school functions, and in at least two additional off-campus concerts with male groups and professional players.
  • Chorale

    Chorale, the largest Upper School singing group, plays a vital role in the production of The STAR, our annual holiday concert tradition. Chorale is open to all girls interested in singing. Chorale also performs in at least two concerts per year with male groups from other schools.
  • Community Service Committee

    The Community Service Committee oversees the Upper School community service program and plans school-sponsored participation in special events and drives. The committee works to promote an understanding and deeper appreciation of the need for everyone to give to the greater community. Community service at Kent Place is voluntary.
  • Dance Ensemble

    Dance Ensemble is designed to develop technique in modern dance and ballet. Open to all intermediate-level dance students through audition for academic credit.
  • Dichos

    Dichos publishes creative work in world languages and photography from dozens of international destinations.
  • Diversity Council

    ​The Diversity Council is an Upper School leadership group of students who have attended various workshops and conferences, participated in facilitation skills trainings and have demonstrated an interest in working with other students on issues of diversity and social justice.​ ​Their mission is to educate their peers about issues concerning diversity and equity that affect the school community and the world as a whole.
  • EconLife

    EconLife is a website which connects economics to everyday life. KPS students contribute to and help edit the site.
  • Environmental Club

    Members of the Environmental Club are interested in the environment and wildlife. They work throughout the year to bring awareness to environmental issues.
  • Film Club

    Film Club exposes students to independent and little-known films with showings, and hosts an annual multi-school film contest.
  • French Club

    French Club celebrates all things French: food, language, traditions, people, music, fashion, etc. Students of all languages welcome.
  • GSA

    The goal of GSA is to make the Kent Place community safe and welcoming to all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. GSA hosts activities that raise awareness and participates in events such as Day of Silence and Ally Week.
  • GEMS: Girls Eliminating Math Stereotypes

    Founded at Kent Place, GEMS meets frequently throughout the year to combat the stereotype both here at KPS and beyond that “girls can’t do math.” Former members have even presented at conferences!
  • GLAM'D: Girls Learn and Make a Difference

    GLAM’D serves to educate the KPS community on issues affecting women locally, nationally and globally. It is a discussion-based club that meets monthly to discuss liberties and rights, successes and triumphs, and most of all, how we as students can begin to support or change the well-being of women.
  • Green Key

    Student guides perform a vital school service by introducing prospective students and their parents to all phases of Kent Place life. Guides are selected by the Admission Office from faculty recommendation.
  • Investment Club

    The Investment Club's goal is to educate the Kent Place community about stock markets, investing and economic issues. 
  • Judiciary

    The judicial body of the school deals with all violations of the Disciplinary System. Representatives include elected school and class representatives and three faculty members.
  • Junior State of America

    JSA is a nonpartisan political debate group for anyone interested in discussing or debating current issues or developing their speaking skills. JSA members attend conventions and meet members from other Mid-Atlantic region schools.
  • Kent Place Singers

    Kent Place Singers is a select group of Chorale members. The group is open to all grade levels through audition and receives academic credit. In addition to Chorale commitments, KP Singers perform separate repertory at most concerts and in at least two additional off-campus concerts with professional orchestra players.
  • KP Democrats

    KP Democrats is focused on two main objectives: discussion and debate about prominent issues within the political community and getting involved in our area and beyond.
  • KP Republicans

    KP Republicans focus on advocating the values and platform of the Republican Party, discussion of current events and providing a forum for students to become politically aware.  
  • Lit Loose

    Lit Loose is KPS's very own book club. Lit Loose has four lunchtime discussions a year, where current bestsellers and classic novels are discussed over quesadillas.
  • Mock Trial

    Mock Trial is a group that examines and argues both sides of a case in a county competition each year. It is a perfect club for a theater enthusiast or anyone interested in learning more about law.
  • Model UN

    Schools around the world, including ours, have their own Model United Nations delegations. Model UN helps to educate students about world affairs, issues and conflicts. As with JSA, dedicated members may go to conventions to discuss issues with hundreds of students from other schools
  • Orchestra

    Orchestra is an instrumental group that performs a number of times during the year. It meets twice weekly and receives academic credit.
  • PEP Squad

    KPS’s own step team! Pep Squad coordinates body movements and rhythms to make awesome sounds and beats. We perform every year at the Thanksgiving assembly. Auditions are open to everyone! 
  • Performance Company

    Performance Company gives advanced theater students the opportunity to develop, write, rehearse and perform original all-new material created by the members of the company. Performances are shared with the school and, occasionally, on tour to other schools.
  • Science Club

    Are you in your element (pun intended) when investigating and experimenting to discover why the world works in the amazing ways it does? Science Club explores all kinds of science topics and fun activities.
  • Senate

    The Senate is the principal governing body of the school. It is composed of 11 students and 11 teachers. All senate meetings are open, and all students are encouraged to come and express their opinions freely.
  • Social Committee

    The Social Committee is responsible for activities with other schools, such as dances. 
  • Spanish Club

    Spanish Club encompasses the cultures from Central America, South America, Spain and all the Spanish-speaking people in the United States. The Club is for anyone interested in tasting delicious Spanish food, dancing, watching movies and other fun activities.
  • Student Affairs

    Students Affairs is responsible for all student activities, such as Spirit Week and all student clubs and publications. Members include elected school and class representatives.
  • Theater Productions

    Two or three Upper School plays are produced each year following auditions. Rehearsals are held after school, Monday through Friday, when a play is in production and are required of all actors and crewmembers.
  • Windward: Upper School Literary Magazine

    Windward is the Upper School annual literary magazine. The staff reads and evaluates student submissions of art, poetry and prose. Windward also hosts an annual Poetry Coffeehouse.
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.