Kent Place School

12 reviews
42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-0900

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Kent Place is all about supporting andfostering the intellectual, social and emotional growth of bright and motivated young women. This is what makes it a special place. Our daughter can be herself. She does not need to dress up or put on make up to look like all the other girls. Status is derived from achievement, not her outfit, parents' vacation home or fancy cars. The message is loud and strong. She can go out into this world and reach for the stars!
Posted by a parent on 2/11/2017
My children do not attend KP, nor have they ever, so my review is based only on a negative admissions experience. However, I do want to share it in case others are considering the school for their children, particularly if they are young. The school admissions process for kindergaren involves an application with several parts that are fairly common and a "child screening" that happens when you visit with your child. It was described to us as time my child would spend with a pre-school teacher from KP and would take about 45 minutes. I came to learn later that this teacher took my daughter, handed her an ipad and hit start, telling my daughter to answer the questions the ipad test asked. I was astounded. We did not let my then 4 year old play with an ipad. She had never worked one before. Needless to say, she did not score well and was not admitted. When I brought this up to the admissions staff, they responded that ipad's are widely used tools so they thought it was appropriate. We felt like we dodged a bullet with our negative admissions decision if the process reflects the culture of the school.
Posted by a community member on 2/10/2017
My daughter has just finished her Freshman year and we could not be more impressed by this school. We did a great deal of homework on all schools within an hr of our home and decided on Kent Place. Great decision. My daughter is a straight A student so we were looking for top academics. We were also looking for great social & leadership development and we were not disappointed. Great teachers and a family atmosphere in a beautiful campus.
Posted by a parent on 6/5/2016
This is a truly unique learning experience. They encourage their students to grow and experience more than any school I have ever attended. It was a life changing event for me to attend KPS.
Posted by a community member on 7/15/2015
I can only say that our experience has been one of seeing our daughter grow into an independent, motivated, intentional, thoughtful, creative, organized learner and young woman. I credit the very positive teaching/learning environment where everyone around you WANTS to learn and grow and is inspired to make a difference in the world in their own unique way. I am sorry for a previous reviewers bad experience and can only say that not every situation is the right fit. One visit to campus can tell you everything you need to know.
Posted by a parent on 4/9/2015

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Summit schools - Kent Place School is located at 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit NJ 07901. Kent Place School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK-12.

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