Kent School's mission is to guide our students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. Our school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world.
Living the Mission
Kent School is a regional, independent day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We accomplish our mission by setting high academic and personal standards; by having a devoted and highly skilled faculty; and by actively living our community values of integrity, respect, responsibility and friendship.
We honor the diverse backgrounds and special talents of our students and strive to maintain a strong school-home partnership and a safe, warm environment. Our students leave Kent School ready for the challenges of college-preparatory secondary schools.
Central to our mission is a school philosophy built upon several principles. We understand that the child is at the center of the learning process. We encourage our students to be resourceful, independent and disciplined learners who have the confidence to take risks and who readily accept new challenges. We recognize the power of interdisciplinary teaching. We value our commitments and connections to our local and global communities.
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.