A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Telephone
(908) 273-0900
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,995
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Kent Place School

Founded in 1894, Kent Place is New Jersey's only independent, nonsectarian college preparatory day school for girls, enrolling more than 600 students from 80 communities in preschool through grade 12. (The preschool is coed.) The student-faculty ratio is 7:1. Over 80% of faculty hold advanced degrees. Special features include: The Ethics Institute; over 20 advanced placement courses; individualized college counseling; state-of-the-art technology; outstanding options in the fine arts, music, drama and dance; athletic competition; Honor Code; Global Service Learning; and leadership development.

Kent Place School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
87 responses
Average ACT
31
50 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • I love Step Sing at the end of the school year!
    33%
  • STAR
    27%
  • Senior Sister/ Freshman Sisters
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
635
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
--
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Kent Place School Reviews

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My child spent 10 years at KP. The school culture is competative so if a student thrives in that environment they will do well. I also felt that certain individuals were showcased for thier talents above many other girls who had a voice but not given the opportunity to shine. The school picks sure winners, so other children are not given the opportunity to throw thier hat in the cmpetition ring. There is no question that the academics are formidable and for that we are appreciative. Something is lost, however in promoting a supportive and safe environment. 35% of our eighth grade class chose other schools for high school!
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I attended Kent Place School from 2nd grade up until I graduated! When I was enrolled as a student, I strongly disliked the all-girls aspect of the school, however, now as an alumna, I believe that it served as quite a benefit. I was able to focus exclusively on academics and was not distracted by the need to impress boys (because they weren't present!) As a result, my reading comprehension, writing, mathematics, and foreign language skills were strengthened and I truly learned the value of a quality education. I absolutely loved my teachers and they were always open to helping me outside of class. Regarding some of the more negative aspects, I believe that the price tag on this school is a bit high. In addition, I felt there was a sense of competitiveness among my class due to the fact that there were such small class sizes and I disliked the pettiness that circulated the halls. Overall, however, Kent Place is a great school with very high quality education.
Leadership x 100 -If you want your girl to have authentic leadership opportunities, send her her. She will be surrounded by ambitious, smart, caring girls who celebrate each other's accomplishments. The school has great diversity. Girls work hard here but also get to be silly and have fun. The new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, visual arts, and math) center will be amazing and the Ethics center and teaches what is lacking in our schools today - character counts. I do wish the food choices for lunch were better but they are working on it. They take safety seriously here. Athletics - they have just added ice hockey and sailing. Wow!The parents are very supportive and involved here. Lots of opportunities for clubs and activities. Colleges seem to really like KPS students - take a look at the college list and you will be impressed. Thumbs up for this school - best choice I made for my two daughters!