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Mission and School Philosophy

Mission Statement

Kent School prepares students for active citizenship through joyful and rigorous academics, arts, and athletics in an inclusive community that fosters moral excellence.  

School Philosophy

Kent School is committed to balancing academic growth with social and emotional well-being. We focus on applying research-based strategies to inform teaching and learning, embracing our environment, and building community.  

Educators use best practices in mind, brain and education (MBE) science. Their continuing education paired with invaluable classroom experience affords our educators the agility to guide students through an experiential academic journey. We encourage our students’ growth and achievement while meeting their unique needs, thus providing each individual with academic and social confidence that promotes success and fosters the development of honorable, responsible citizens. 

Kent School’s riverside campus and outdoor learning environment are unparalleled. Our location on the Chester River makes possible our signature Chesapeake Bay Studies program, which fosters hands-on environmental science and stewardship of the natural world.  

We strive for trust-based relationships among teachers, students, and families that build character, contribute to a student-centered culture, create active, independent learners, and nurture a sense of belonging so that even the youngest students can feel at home and focused on learning.  

This clear understanding of who we are – an inclusive school community designed for effective teaching and learning, driven by research and immersed in the natural environment - means we can remain committed to what is most important for students. 

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  • Strategic Plan

    Kent School's Strategic Plan was adopted in January of 2023
  • Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Kent School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
  • Diversity Statement

    In keeping with our school¹s mission statement, we recognize that a diverse student, parent, faculty, and trustee population gives us all the opportunity to learn and grow from the many valuable differences and perspectives that our school community offers.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Kent School is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Association of Independent Maryland DC Schools. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.