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42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 273-0900
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July 15, 2015
This is a truly unique learning experience. They encourage their students to grow and experience more than any school I have ever attended. It was a life changing event for me to attend KPS.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 15, 2015
Fantastic teachers, small classes. A truly wonderful learning experience. I went from a very poor student to an NYU graduate.

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2015
I can only say that our experience has been one of seeing our daughter grow into an independent, motivated, intentional, thoughtful, creative, organized learner and young woman. I credit the very positive teaching/learning environment where everyone around you WANTS to learn and grow and is inspired to make a difference in the world in their own unique way. I am sorry for a previous reviewers bad experience and can only say that not every situation is the right fit. One visit to campus can tell you everything you need to know.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2015
I have to write a response to the notes below. My very different girls have attended Kent Place for over a decade. Both have had a terrific time there, and the school has put great effort into finding their strengths and has gone out of its way to foster them. The school has taught them to respect themselves and their needs, and has taught them so many things, most of which how to to get a lot of work done effectively and efficiently! Each girl has struggled with individual issues at one point or another, and I have found the school extremely responsive. If you are considering the school, I would encourage you to visit and make your own opinion. The admissions office is very honest and clear about what it has to offer, and if your daughter is happy during visits, she will be very likely be happy as a student.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2015
I agree with an earlier post regarding the very narrow "box" into which Kent Place expects its students to fit, in spite of the claims about nurturing creativity and individuality. The administration is not supportive of girls who fail to fit the mold, and if they struggle or encounter emotional difficulties as a result, they are shunned. Individual teachers can be very caring, but administrators, learning specialists and health staff are deeply concerning in their efforts to drive out students who they feel do not conform. They nearly ruined my daughter through their actions.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2013
My daughter recently joined Kent Place. I am very happy with the school. Focus on Personality Development: The school wants to develop the child's personality so that they can be effective leaders as they grow older. Care about the little things: The teachers are particular about the small things that make a difference.. how the child interacts with other children, is the child happy, how the child is forming a letters, does she eat well at lunch.. the things that you care about. Academic Orientation They focus on the child academically. My daughter's reading and handwriting have improved tremendously since she joined. Good Feedback I get a lot of feedback from the teachers on how my child is doing even though I am a working mom and have not had a lot of time to volunteer in school. Daughter Loves it: My daughter loves going to school. The teachers are caring. Diversity: The school is racially and economically diverse. I am really grateful for the school and feel my daughter is truly getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2012
I am a parent of several children who attended this school. While my daughters made great friends at KP the academics were not up to par. All of my girls went to elite colleges and have been successful however I wish I would have chosen a different all girls looking back. There are wealthy families and then your not so much ....so it is middle of the road. You have your neurosugeon millionaires and your dentist thousand aires (who act like million aires). Again, looking back, some 20 years ago, I would have chosen differently. I have heard mixed stories of the schoold growth, however our neighbors grandchild attends KP and are transferring to another school. I wish everyone luck in finding a good school, I would just recognize what is important to you and research all options.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2012
Love this school. A very progressive curriculum, great teachers and administration. My daughter is thriving in middle school.

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July 25, 2011
Fantastic school for girls! Excellent curriculum and leadership from preschool through high school. The faculty is caring and willing to meet the various needs of students. KPS is the only secular all-girls school in NJ, and fills a real need. Great place!

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2011
Beware...if your child does not "fit in the box" it will not be a good experience for her. The staff says they like creativity, etc but in reality if your child learns differently or needs some extra help, you are screwed and won't get support. Although they have "learning specialists", these people are unqualifed, inexperienced and ineffective. I have seen them turn brilliant girls into pariahs by labeling them and in effect "making" them leave the school. If you even suspect your daughter might think outside the box...don't go here.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2008
I really like Kent Place, it's a great community with very helpful teachers and really nice people

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2008
As an alum, I can confidently say that KPS prepares young women for college and the larger world. It is common to hear that alumnae found college easy comparatively, even Ivy League schools. Kent Place was listed in the Wall Street Journal as one of a few schools in the country to send your child if you want them to go to a superior university. Amazing primary school and long lasting relationships with teachers.

- submitted by a student
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December 25, 2007
I am currently a sophomore at Kent Place and have been going to school here since kindergarten. I love Kent Place. The majority of the people here are very kind, welcoming, friendly, and quite determined. There is a large amount of pressure here to get into a very good college, and many of us refer to KP as 'the bubble' due, in part, to the fact that the majority of students are from affluent backgrounds, are all female, and are under alot of pressure to get good grades and succeed. Despite the pressures here, everyday life is quite laid back and there is rarely drama between the students. When there is the entire school tends to know about it, granted the size and closeness of the community.

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2006
I am a senior at this school, and I can honestly say I loved almost every moment of my high school experience in Kent Place. Middle school was not the best because I had a hard time adusting to the Kent Place culture. The people here are all friendly and always have each other's best interest. They are also competitively spirited but still encouraging of one another.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2005
This school has been a worthwhile investment for my daughter. She is starting her 6th year at KPS and can't imagine being anywhere else. The quality of the academic programs, as well as the artistic activities are a huge reason we all love it. The parents all are genuinely involved in many aspects from fund-raising to teacher assistance. The only draw back of the school is the affluence of the student body can give kids a skewed sense of what is normal.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2005
Academics are fabulous! The teachers are kind frendily and very supportive. Music program is very educational espically the chorus. Art is fun and teaches many techniques as well as history. Sports are great and keep the girls close with each other as well a physically fit. The parent involvement is prety good but gets slightly weaker in the middle school. Over all this school keeps my daughter on the right track without fencing her personality and intrests in.

- submitted by a parent
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Kent Place School
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ  07901
(908) 273-0900
Last modified Kent Place School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Kent Place School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top