Admission Process

Get to Know Kent School

Kent School is located in historic Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and serves children from Preschool through Grade 8. Kent School offers rolling admission. We strive to make the application process as streamlined as possible. Families of applicants to each division must complete the following before an admission decision can be made:

  • Schedule a campus tour
  • Meet with Assistant Head of School for Advancement
  • Schedule a full day class visit and evaluation for prosepective students for grades 2-8
  • Schedule a half day visit and evaluation for prospective students Kindergarten and grade 1
  • Schedule a 90 minute class visit and readiness evaluation for prospective Little School students (ages 3-5)  
  • Submit record request from current school
  • Admission decisions will be made within two weeks of an applicant's completed file.

Little School Checklist:

  • Application: Provided by Kent School and completed by parent
  • Parent Checklist: Provided by Kent School and completed by parent
  • 60 to 90 Minute classroom Visit: scheduled through the Admission Office

Lower School Checklist:

  • Application: Completed by parent
  • Record Release Form: Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Transcript Request Form: Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Teacher Recommendation:  Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Classroom Visit, testing and evaluation:
    • Kindergarten applicants - 90 minute visit
    • Grade 1 applicants - 8:45am to Noon
    • Grade 2-4 applicants - 8:45am - 3:00pm

Middle School Checklist:

  • Application: Completed by parent
  • Record Release Form: Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Transcript Request Form: Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Language Arts Teacher Recommendation:  Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Math Teacher Recommendation: Provided by Kent School and to be given to current school
  • Schedule classroom visit, testing and evaluation - 8:30am - 3:00pm