If you are a current Kent Family and wish to volunteer, please complete the Kent Parents Committee volunteer form. We look forward to being in touch. Thank you!
Each 6th former is guaranteed seating for six (6) family members. More than six family members are welcome to attend our public ceremony but we cannot guarantee seating together for any number larger than six. If you have a special request such as handicapped/wheelchair seating or golf cart transportation needed from the parking lot, please make note of that and I will be in contact. Seat reservations will be filled on a first come first serve basis from front to back. All chairs will be labeled with row and seat number. Seating maps will be posted as well to assist you in finding your seats.
Seating tickets will be in envelopes ready for pick-up at rehearsal.
Cathe Mazza ’76
Dean of Students
Please join us for our 31st Annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. To register, please fill out and submit the form below.
365体育足球即时比分Visitors should enter the campus through the main entrance off Route 341 where parking attendants will help direct our guests. Parking assistance by School personnel will be available from 8:30 a.m. through 9:45 a.m. Medical Service is available, if needed; ask for assistance or dial school extension 6209. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes.
Coffee and tea will be served throughout the morning in the Library.
If you must be reached in the event of an emergency, please call the school at 860-927-6000. For a list of hotels/motels, please click here.
If you have any questions, please call Anne Schmidt-Sabia at 860-927-6040.
If you would like your student's grandparent to receive information and mailings from Kent, please fill out the forms below. Grandparents and Special Friends Day invitations are mailed in the spring for the event in early May. If you would like a special friend to attend Grandparents and Special Friends Day instead of a grandparent, please include them in the boxes below the grandparent fields.
Note to returning parents: Please fill in any changes for grandparent contact information that we already have on file. If you would like to confirm your current grandparent information, email Laura Martell.
This program gives you the opportunity to celebrate an occasion – a birthday, graduation, college acceptance, or other event – in your Kent student’s life.
A book in the John Gray Park '28 Library will bear a special plate commemorating the occasion, and you will be enriching the academic life of the school in a unique and long-lasting way.
We thank you for your support!
Welcome to Kent School! My name is Sheryl Herrema, and I am the current Parent Association President. I am delighted you've taken an interest in Kent. I hope to offer you a glimpse into our school and parent community.
We chose Kent for our daughter for the following reasons:
- Academic rigor
- Strong music and dramatic arts programs
- Varieties of sports activities (In our case, an amazing horseback riding program and facility)
- Traditional values
- A spiritual component
- A beautiful campus and surrounding town.
365体育足球即时比分But what really distinguished Kent from the other schools was the warmth of its students, faculty and administration. We met current and prospective families who share similar desires for their children's education and future. In addition, another important component of Kent's appeal is the accessibility and leadership we saw from our headmaster, Father Schell. We consider Kent the "diamond" perched on the Housatonic River.
I know from past experience how vital a supportive parent community is to maintain the health of a strong school. Kent parents are encouraged to come to events on and off campus. We have many parent volunteers for on-campus activities. Our international families enjoy sharing their love for Kent with interested families from their towns and communities.
365体育足球即时比分Kent is a school steeped in traditions since its founding in 1906. This provides a strong foundation for academic, athletic and creative initiatives to be explored in a rapidly changing world. While academic excellence is paramount, it is achieved in the spirit of community and team effort. At Kent, every student receives the support they need to succeed.
As you evaluate schools, I encourage you and your child to attend a Kent event or reception on campus or in your surrounding area. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to meet current and prospective families and will serve to enhance your selection process.
On a personal note, I have observed the maturity and growth of my daughter in her self-reliance, confidence and willingness to step into leadership roles. She is truly blossoming at Kent. A fellow Kent mom shared this recently, referring to her child, "Every time I visit Kent I am happier that we made it our choice for her education."
I hope you will visit our beautiful campus and fall in love with Kent as we have.
For parents as well as students, the Kent experience is a fully immersive one. Indeed, to be a Kent parent is to join a close-knit community, one which you are encouraged, like your children, to enjoy to the fullest.
Although Kent is a boarding school, that does not mean that parents have limited involvement in their children’s lives. In fact, the opposite is often true. As in every aspect of the Kent experience, opportunities to be engaged in the life of the School are numerous. Parents find that the more involved they are, the deeper the shared experience with their children.
All parents are considered members of the Kent Parents Association. From there, you are invited to become as involved in the School as you wish or are able. There are opportunities to help with your child’s team, host a social gathering, welcome new families or assist with our opening days and special events, like Fall Parents Weekend. For parents unable to visit campus easily, we can keep you connected to life at Kent through social media and email communications of games, performances and other events. Our goal is to provide you and your child with the most complete and immersive experience possible while members of the Kent School community.
365体育足球即时比分Of course, the Kent School website is a wonderful way to stay connected to the day-to-day life of the School. On the sidebar, you will see links to everything from team scores to chapel talks, our college counseling blog to upcoming activities and events. Once your child enrolls at Kent, further offerings are available through our secure parent portal. There you will find information like handbooks, newsletters, school menus, and items of seasonal importance.
365体育足球即时比分Kent Parents are always welcome on campus, whether you are cheering a game, enjoying a concert, watching a play or dance recital or just enjoying a Sunday afternoon with your children in this picturesque and bucolic part of the world. You are part of our extended family, our global community. We look forward to welcoming you into it.