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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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

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
$26,029
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.

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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
1350
104 responses
Average ACT
31
68 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • I love Step Sing at the end of the school year!
    30%
  • STAR
    25%
  • Senior Sister/ Freshman Sisters
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    657
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $28,932
    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
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $132,443
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,743
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $849,200
    National
    $184,700

    Kent Place School Reviews

    42 reviews
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    Overall, my daughter had a positive experience at the Upper School. She is well prepared for college academics.
    As with many prep schools, the students at Kent Place are overwhelmingly goal oriented. Everything these kids do seems directed towards the college application process. The culture of achievement, of resume building, can be overwhelming. There are many bright and talented girls who go here.
    Strengths of the school currently include the English department and the History department. It has been challenging for the school to recruit strong math and science teachers, despite having a nice new STEM building.

    If you're reading this trying to decide if your daughter should go here, do your homework. If she is smart, ambitious and hard working, this might be the place for her. She will be challenged. She will be tested. She will be stressed. And she will be very proud that she endured all of this, and go on to a great college somewhere.
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    The academics were challenging and the teachers were very supportive, knowledgable, creative, and kind. There are lots of club opportunities at the school. However, I found that opportunities in the arts are very lacking. For music, only classical is given emphasis. There is no jazz band or other type of genera featured. For visual arts there is no option to study photography, film, or pottery. The time slots to take art classes are also very limited and you cannot do both music and visual arts. Socially it is incredibly homogenous. While it does differ with each grade, I found that my grade was incredibly fake and competitive socially. Friendships would change depending on who had a boyfriend and while the girls were academically smart they often lacked personality and there was little diversity in the social life and type of person you encountered. There are obviously exceptions but I found this to be the prevailing social culture.
    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!