Kent School

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Kent School is a private, co-educational college preparatory school in Kent, Connecticut, USA. The Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill, Order of the Holy Cross, established the school in 1906 and it retains its affiliation with the Episcopal Church of the United States.

Students at Kent come from more than 40 foreign countries and nearly as many states(). Situated between the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River, the campus currently serves 560 students, about 510 of whom board. The school was one of the first New England boarding schools to educate both young men and women in 1960. Kent School Boat Club also became the first American school crew to row at British Henley Royal Regatta and compete for the Thames Challenge Cup in 1927().

Kent is a member of the Founders League of New England preparatory schools which consists of, among others, Choate Rosemary Hall, Hotchkiss School and The Taft School. ()

As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 560 students and 80.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 7.1., National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 24, 2008.


Born in New York City on March 10, 1874, Father Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill attended Columbia University and the General Theological Seminary. He was a monk of the Order of the Holy Cross and in 1906 he saw the need for a school where "young men with slender means could gain an education second to...
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