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Number of Students

190 (60% international)

SAT Average




South Kent School

Private Boarding School – Kent , Connecticut

South Kent School is a boarding school for boys only, in grades 9-12 and postgraduate, located in the heart of the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut. It attracts students who are motivated and who demonstrate a potential for success. Rigorous academics are balanced by athletics, a strong arts program, extracurricular activities, and community service. Established in 1923, the campus is a quintessential New England setting, with wooden and stone buildings set amongst rolling hills, trees and ponds. An enrollment of 190 students and a teaching staff of 35 translate into small classes and individualized attention for students. The average class has ten students, enabling all students to receive the individual attention so critical during secondary educational development.

The campus has a main building, library, science building, academic resource center, art studio, theatre, dining hall, student store, student center, and an infirmary. Their sports facilities include an indoor gym, indoor ice hockey rink, two soccer fields, football field, lacrosse field, baseball field, weight room and a rowing center.

The South Kent School includes eight dormitories, mostly double occupancy though there are a limited number of single rooms and quads (4 students in a room). All dorms
have complete wireless access to the school server including internet. There are common rooms in all dorms with kitchenettes, TV and social spaces. There are no telephones
in student rooms but students are permitted to have cellular phones.

Kent is a safe, small rural town about one hour west of Hartford and two hours north of New York City, NY.

Area population: 3,000
Town website: Town of Kent

Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Early June

Other Services Offered:

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer and greeting service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travel services during holidays
  • Orientation service upon arrival
  • Social progress reports

School Facts

Year Founded


Student Population

All Boys School

Number of Students

190 (60% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

650 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • Art Portfolio
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Guitar
  • Music Appreciation
  • Piano
  • Rock Band

AP Courses

  • Economics
  • English Language and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Culture
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • US Government and Politics


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country Running
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Big Wheel Race
  • C and B Olympics
  • Canoeing
  • Curling Club
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Dodge Ball
  • Flag Football
  • Hot-Dog Eating Championships
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

University of Washington, California Art institute, Emory University, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut, Babson
College, Bates College, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Pace University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Rutgers University, Kidd Moore School, St. John’s University, St. Lawrence University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: 
John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)
For Details Visit Website:   South Kent School

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