Alexa Cafe | July 22–26; July 29–August 2; August 5–9 (three separate weekly offerings)
Alexa Café is an all-girls summer camp where girls learn to code, design, and engineer in small, collaborative clusters. iD Tech believes that whether she’s designing a sleek webpage or learning to code creatively, technology shouldn’t be intimidating or uninspiring. In the right environment, it’s cool, meaningful, and life-changing. Our curriculum emphasizes leadership, and entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. We offer week-long day sessions for girls ages 10–15. Please click here for more information and to register.
ETHICS IN ACTION: STEM FOR HUMANITY
Ethics in Action: STEM for Humanity | July 15–26, 2019
A new signature summer program from the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is here! The mission of the Ethics in Action: STEM for Humanity program is to explore the intersection of technological and scientific advancements and the ethical challenges that arise along with this new frontier. Participants will broaden their insight into the struggles of a differently-abled population, through interaction, collaboration, research, and dive into and utilize a Human-Centered Design Process.
This two-week program will partner with institutions including Princeton University, and utilize the KPS Makerspace to learn new skills and create something original while focusing on Human-Centered Design, and the relationship between need and invention while promoting the use of an ethical lens/approach to the world.
Open to all schools, rising ninth through twelfth graders. Priority application deadline is April 1. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity. Click here for more information and to register.
Summer Academy | June 10–August 2, 2019
Our Kent Place Summer Camp offers exciting summer “academies,” which provide children the opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest through dynamic week-long programs. These programs are overseen by outstanding Kent Place faculty and staffed by outside professionals as needed to best suit our campers. Campers will spend each week engaged in high-level instruction in their interest area. Summer Academy features unique programs in Sports, Dramatic & Creative Arts and STEM!
DETAILS Boys and girls entering Grades Preschool–10 June 10–August 3, 2019
REGISTRATION & PRICING Please click here to register for a Summer Academy program. Visit our Summer Camp website to see all of our offerings and prices. For more information about Summer Academy, please e-mail Donna Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 273-0900, ext. 297.
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