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Kent Place School

Private | PK-12

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $725,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,960.

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Posted November 8, 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.
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Posted October 14, 2013

Kent Place is a diverse community of young women that go to school in an environment that supports them and teaches them to be leaders in today's world. The future looks bright when you see the smart, talented and poised young women that come out of this program. My daughter loves going to school each and every day.
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Posted February 7, 2012

Love this school. A very progressive curriculum, great teachers and administration. My daughter is thriving in middle school.
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Posted 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!
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Posted June 1, 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


Posted November 28, 2008

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


Posted 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


Posted August 3, 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted January 3, 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.
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42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 273-0900

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