Kent School is among the most widely known co-educational private schools located in Kent in Connecticut, United States. Kent School dates back to 1906 when it was established by Reverend Fredrick Herbert Sill of the Episcopal Church. This school has students coming from all across the United States along with 30 other foreign countries. This school provides a curriculum that involves both academics and sports and gives equal importance to these two fields.
Kent School is one of the members of the Founders League and competes in 32 varsity sports categories. The school has 22 interscholastic sports and 56 interscholastic teams. More than one third of the student population of Kent School is known to participate in these sports activities. A number of students from Kent School are making news when they have gone on to play in Division I, II and III categories in college and University competitions.
Kent School has a established rowing team called the Kent School Boat Club. This club was founded in 1922 and has three varsity boats. The 4th boat participates in varsity boat races. They are also known to conduct spring training sessions that happen in the schools spring break. The Crew of the club went on to win several challenges such as the Thames Challenge Cup.
They’ve been consistent in their success in this sport and also have won 5 times on their participation at Henley. The Kent Girls Crew was founded in 1973 and this team too continues to be as successful as its counterpart. They won competition at Henley in 2002 and still have also won two National Championships along with several New England Championships
The schools arch rival in sports would be the Loomis Chaffe School. Their traditional rivalry culminates each year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both the schools participate in a variety of sports challenges. Kent School carries a very good football team which has been the undisputed leader for six consecutive years in this challenge. The Kent school football team is additionally one of the first private American schools that will play internationally in the fall. They are invited and sponsored by Global Football that is affiliated to the NFL. The Kent Football team shall compete against the Danish National Junior Squad in an event that is to occur in London in a initiative to promote football.
Almost all of the success that Kent School has in its athletic endeavors can be attributed to its excellent coaches. Most of the coaches stay on campus and also have more opportunities of interacting with the students. This familiarity helps the coach to develop coaching methods keeping the students in mind. The school also has great training facilities both for outdoor and indoor sports and a state of the art fitness centre. These facilities include 13 outdoor tennis courts, 13 playing fields, a cross-country running course, a 25 yard, six lane, diving swimming pool, squash courts etc. To add to this is the 1200acre campus that includes the Appalachian Trail.