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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Kent Place’s commitment to providing an engaging, challenging curriculum for its students while keeping a strong sense of community has been at the heart of every decision we have made during the pandemic. Even though we won’t offer our usual in-person admission events and visiting campus may be limited, the experience will be one anchored by our values of high standards and strong support. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,500
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
18%
Average Financial Aid
$26,372
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; more than 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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
112 responses
Average ACT
31
79 responses

The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School

As a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels, the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School promotes the process and practice of ethical thinking and ethical decision making to prepare students to be compassionate citizens and the most effective leaders of tomorrow. Courses, electives, clubs, summer programs and Ethics Bowls are among the learning opportunities offered.

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • I love Step Sing at the end of the school year!
    27%
  • STAR
    23%
  • Senior Sister/ Freshman Sisters
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Fake traditions
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    649
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $30,000
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $146,755
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,816
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $879,000
    National
    $184,700

    Kent Place School Reviews

    54 reviews
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    I attended KPS from kindergarten through 12th grade, which was on the whole a highly positive experience. I did experience some difficulty fitting in as many peers came from extreme wealth, but by high school everyone was respectful and the sense of sisterhood was strong. For the most part, my teachers were engaging and dedicated to their jobs, with a few notable exceptions that were typically shown the door after a couple of years. While the college counselors are notorious for advocating against students applying to “reach” schools, the connections to universities around the country are undeniable and college placement is impressive. With all that said, I wouldn’t send my children here in the future. The curriculum has become increasingly politicized (e.g. European History was removed and replaced by Black Studies) and it seems that the emphasis on diversity and inclusion, while previously much needed, has now come to supersede quality of education in all other respects.
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    Kent Place teachers truly care about the students and want them to succeed. Academics are strong but the math department had been lacking over the years but it is turning around. Lots of clubs and if you don't see one that interests you, then start one! Overall an excellent school from PreK to Senior in high school. No school is prefect but this is as close as you can get.
    Spent way too many years at KPS and reflecting on the experience now, we utterly regret it. A tumultuous time: Arrived to a moderately traditional school culture as it morphed into a radical progressive culture. It was a terrible experience overall. There are so many holes in the picture the school paints for prospective families. Poor teaching, aggressive parents and students, tolerance for cliques and favoritism, weak administration and financial management, fake caring for students and families, survivor atmosphere from 5th grade on, college counseling is cookie-cutter. The Board of Trustees is a radical group lead by extremists who know nothing about the curriculum and daily management of school, just determined to make KPS a place of extreme political bias with zero tolerance for critical thinking, individualism and patriotism.