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Kent School
Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia
"'Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance'"
Established 1906
School type Private, Boarding
Religious affiliation Episcopalian
Headmaster Rev. Richardson Schell
Location Kent, CT, USA
Campus Township
Enrollment 565 total
88% boarding /<12% day
Faculty 89
Average class size 11 students
Athletics 21 Interscholastic Sports
62 Interscholastic Teams
Color(s) Blue and Gray
Mascot Lion
Homepage www.kent-school.edu

Kent School is an independent (private) co-ed prep school in Kent, Connecticut, USA. Currently situated between the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River, it was established in 1906 by The Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174-mile (3,500-km)[2] marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...



Born in 1874 in New York City, The Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill graduated from Columbia University and the General Theological Seminary and served as a member of the monastic Order of the Holy Cross. He opened the doors of Kent School in 1906, at the age of 32. Fr. Sill retired as active Headmaster 35 years later in 1941 but remained Headmaster emeritus until his death on July 17, 1952. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Alma Mater Columbia University in the City of New York is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church is located in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York. ... This article deals with the Anglican Benedictine monastic community known as the Order of the Holy Cross. ...

In the ensuing years, Kent has been led by three headmasters: William S. Chalmers (O.H.C.), Fr. John O. Patterson, and Sidney N. Towle '31. The fourth and current Headmaster and Rector is Richardson W. Schell. A 1969 graduate himself of Kent, Fr. Schell went on to study at Harvard (A.B. '73) and Yale (M.Div. '76) before returning to Kent as Chaplain. He was appointed Headmaster in 1981.

Fr. Sill was also committed to educating students from "all walks of life." This original mission resulted in his "sliding scale tuition," in which families paid a tuition which Fr. Sill felt they could afford. This mission is continued today with the Kent Parents Fund and Kent's Financial Aid Program. Awarding more than five million dollars in the 2007 academic year, Kent's commitment to financial aid, relative to its endowment, ranks first among its peer schools. [citation needed]

Originally an all-boys school, the campus for girls was constructed in 1960. The girls' and boys' campuses were consolidated in 1992, resulting in the current, fully integrated co-educational campus of 560 students. Currently 46% of students are female and 54% male. Students come from 35 states and 26 countries.

Founded in the Episcopal tradition, as were many New England boarding schools, Kent has retained its spiritual affiliation in an era when many other institutions have relinquished theirs. Kent's diverse student body comes from a variety of religious backgrounds and secular traditions. Supported by two School Chaplains, students at Kent find an atmosphere which supports the beliefs and practices of all faiths by actively encouraging moral and spiritual understanding and growth. The whole school gathers at St. Joseph's Chapel for three weekly services, which often include a student, faculty, or guest speaker or performance.

In 1995 Kent School partnered with Microsoft, Toshiba and 29 other pioneer schools creating the Anytime Anywhere Learning program.[citation needed] This program equips Kent students with laptop computers that can be used in every classroom on campus. Since 2002 these have been Tablet PCs, continuing the spirit of innovation. In addition, all of the classrooms and dorm rooms, as well as the library and administrative offices, have access to the Internet and the School network. All dorm rooms are equipped with individual data and voice connections which provide phone, Internet, and intranet access for each student. All of the academic areas, dorm common rooms and many public areas provide secure wireless as well. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March 31, 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocols, network connectivity to securely share part of an organizations information or operations with its employees. ...

Kent School is a member of the athletics Founders League of New England prep schools.[citation needed] It's mascot is the lion, and formerly, the fighting Episcopalians. Loomis Chaffee and Kent School have a long-running rivalry. The two schools take this historic enmity quite seriously, and have annual Kent vs. Loomis days in which both schools play a number of sports to compete for a spoon and a bowl. The Loomis Chaffee School is a college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. It has a total enrollment of 720, 400 boarding and 320 day students, and 150 faculty members. ...


  • Fr. Frederick Herbert Sill (1906-1941)
  • Fr. William Scott Chalmers (1941-1949)
  • Fr. John Oliver Patterson (1949-1962)
  • Sidney N. Towle (1962-1981)
  • Fr. Richardson W. Schell '69 (1981-Present)

Kent School in Media

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Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Kent School include: An alumnus (masculine) or alumna (feminine) is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

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External links

  • Kent School website
  • Kent School review by boardingschoolreview.com.

  Results from FactBites:
Kent School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
Kent School is an independent (private) co-ed prep school in Kent, Connecticut, established in 1906 by The Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill, a member of the monastic Order of the Holy Cross.
Kent's mascot is the Lion, and its motto is Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia, a not-quite-accurate Latin translation of "Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance." It is located in a picturesque setting between the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River with mountains rising behind its playing fields.
Kent School is a member of the Founders League composed of the most prestigious New England prep schools.
SERT - School programs - Emergency Management mission statement - City of Kent, Washington (531 words)
Kent, Washington is vulnerable to a variety of natural and technological hazards.
School facilities, personnel and students are not exempt to the effects of these hazards.
As the Kent schools developed their emergency plan and identified essential emergency response positions such as Incident Commander, Medical, Fire Suppression, Search and Rescue, they realized school personnel did not have training to fill these positions and requested assistance from the Kent Fire Department.
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