Student Advisory Program

The Advisory Program is the hallmark of a Kent Place School education. This dynamic program reflects the student’s developmental milestones, diversity of learning styles, school resources, and mission statement. At Kent Place, we believe so strongly in the benefits of our advisory program that it is built into the school schedule.

Adapting the Advisory Program to a Student's Growth

List of 3 items.

  • Primary School

    When students enter Primary School, they benefit from small-group and one-on-one interactions with experienced teachers, specialists and the support team.
  • Middle School

    We place Middle School students in small groups of about eight girls and a grade-specific advisor. Each group meets several times a week to participate in discussions, to complete service projects and for grade-appropriate activities. Every year, Middle School students receive a new advisor and are assigned to a new advisory group to foster new relationships, character development and life skills.
  • Upper School

    Each student in the Upper School has an advisor who will nurture relationships within her small group for all four years. The program centers on the group interactions as well as those between the adult and individuals. Here they meet weekly as a group for conversations and activities regarding academics and their 4-year plan; and school values, such as leadership, honor, service, diversity and technology.

The Advisor

The advisor plays an integral role in supporting the academic, social, and emotional needs of her students. This can include helping students plan their academic profile, and encouraging them to become flourishing members of the community through participation in clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities.

Advisory at Kent place is a unique resource.

It's a great experience every week to sit with the group and take some time to recenter. Knowing that my advisory and my advisor are always there to support me has been integral for me during my time in the Upper School.
- Ajibabi Oloko '17
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.