As an independent boarding school in keeping with the Episcopal Church, Kent is a leading secondary school with a rich tradition and history since its founding in 1906.
The Kent experience — learning, growing, making friends — will change a young person’s life. Kent School prepares students for the rigors of college. Students will share in the joy of being a member of a close-knit community and learn the importance of serving others.
The School’s curriculum is at once ancient and modern, as it embraces all the liberal arts, including experiential learning in numerous fields. There is a comfortable balance here between academics and the many other activities that enrich one’s life. The School is also committed to helping you develop a spiritual life. St. Joseph’s Chapel stands at the center of our beautiful campus.
Kent’s school motto is Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, and Self-Reliance.
The Kent riding program offers serious students an opportunity to develop and grow their passion for riding in a co-educational setting. Students have the opportunity to develop their equine skills in a variety of disciplines from beginner to the most advanced. Kent’s riding program offers training and expertise in equitation, jumpers, hunters and combined training.
Kent has two indoor and three outdoor rings, a grand prix field, a grass hunter field, and a cross country course designed for beginner-novice through training level eventers.
The Kent School riding program is led three-time Olympian and champion rider Michael Page.
And at Kent, it’s not just about the riding. The program centers around creating a well-rounded rider. The student learns all areas of horse management including stable management, veterinary care and conditioning needs. Kent strives to produce an all-around horseperson who is knowledgeable, caring, competent and exemplifies good horsemanship and sportsmanship.