An Unparalleled Environment for Learning

Kent School serves children from Preschool through Grade 8. Our unrivaled setting along the bank of the Chester River allows us to educate children in a safe, nurturing environment where childhood is preserved and students are prepared for success in secondary schools and beyond.

Watershed Watch Initiative

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  • Kent School Students Complete Watershed Watch Program

    Seventh Grade students at Kent School have completed their capstone projects for the Watershed Watch Initiative. They joined students from Radcliffe Creek School (RCS) and Kent County Middle School (KCMS) to work with Sultana Education Foundation to investigate the health of Radcliffe Creek. Kent School’s Seventh Grade Science Teacher, Hannah Richardson worked with Science teachers at RCS and KCMS along with Sultana’s Chris Cerino and Beth Lenker to create a ten module curriculum that included four field learning experiences and six in-class lessons.
    Over the course of the Watershed Watch Initiative, students assessed water quality by testing biological indicators such as calculating macro-invertebrate populations and conducting water tests for nitrogen, pH and turbidity.
    The culminating actions challenged students to create a project that raises community awareness and supports ecological health of Radcliffe Creek. Kent School students chose four different project areas. Two groups elected to work on initiatives to reduce plastic bag and plastic straw use by local businesses, respectively. They each wrote persuasive letters to area business letters and presented them in person. Another group chose to build wood duck houses and is lobbying the town council for permission to install them in Gateway Park along Radcliffe Creek. The fourth group of Kent School students is expanding the Pamela E. Deringer Rain Garden located on Kent School’s campus by planting additional native plants. The students will be presenting their projects at the Holt Center at the Sultana Education Foundation on May 28. Ms. Richardson said, “I am incredibly proud of the hard work they have already completed and am looking forward to their presentations later this month. As a teacher it is so gratifying to see the hard work by these students make a real difference in the community and improve the health of a local waterway.”
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Recent News

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  • 50th Anniversary Campaign

    On Saturday, April 6, Kent School celebrated its 50th Anniversary with an incredible Gala at Brittland Estates in Chestertown. The event served to honor the legacy of Kent School, reflect on the present and imagine the future.
    At the Gala, we announced the launch of Together We Soar: The 50th Anniversary Campaign for Kent School. This $2.3M effort will support the Endowment and a Middle School Renovation creating new spaces for Academics, Science and the Visual and Performing Arts. Kent School’s mission is to guide its students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The campaign will enrich the educational experience offered at Kent School by providing an even stronger foundation for all of its students.
    Together We Soar will add an additional $1M to our Endowment, which will allow us to continue to be the best that we can be for generations to come. Our Endowment supports student financial assistance, employee compensation, professional development, and the Kudner Leyon Visiting Writers’ Program. Our Endowment efforts have been strengthened by a generous donor’s challenge which commits to matching funds of $200,000. The School is pleased to report that it is halfway to its Endowment goal.
    In addition, Together We Soar seeks to raise $1M to fund a re-imagining of the Deborah C. Williams Middle School and existing visual and performing arts spaces. A two story addition is planned to meet our program needs. We are working with Albert Rubeling of JMT Architecture on the design. Our goal is to complete a STEAM Innovation Center with a new Middle School Academic Wing, as well as a new Performing Arts Wing on the second floor of the M.V. “Mike” Williams Gymnasium.
    Nancy Mugele, Head of Kent School said, “I am so grateful for the visionary men and women on Kent School’s Founding Board, especially Founding Board President Ben P. Gale and Founding Headmistress Joan C. Merriken for their tenacity, resilience and perseverance in leading this institution. It is only fitting that the first gift to this campaign was made by the estate of Joan C. Merriken.
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Why Kent School?

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  • Why Kent School?

    I give to Kent School because I am grateful for the environment and the education that Kent School provided both of my children. We were sitting in a coffee shop in Chestertown a couple weeks ago and we ran in to one of my daughter’s former teachers. I made the comment that I thought that this teacher was a really good one and my daughter corrected me and said, “All her teachers were really good.”
    I think that sums it up –All the teachers from Little School through 8th Grade were outstanding and for that I give my thanks and continued support.

    -STEVE SHENK, Past Parent of Chastain, Class of 2007 and Madi, Class of 2011
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