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Our supportive and personal academic program ensures that students are well prepared and confident to meet the opportunities of higher education, the realities of the future of work, and the obligations of global citizenship.

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Learning is real and relevant. Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication take center stage in each course as students tackle real-world problems. 

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Together, students explore their own values, engage with people who think and behave differently, and use their voice for good. 

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We believe that goals and growth are far more important than grades and test scores. Time is built into in our day for students to "pause" and reflect on where they are and where they are going, and share this learning with others. 

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Sugarloaf Ski Resort
Colby College
Hallowell, Maine
Sunday River Ski Resort
Bates College
Augusta State Airport
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Freeport Outlet
Bowdoin CollegeE
Portland, Maine
Boston Logan International Airport

90 minutes

to Sugarloaf

40 minutes

to Colby College

20 minutes

to hallowell, maine

90 minutes

to sunday river

40 minutes

to Bates College

20 minutes

to augusta state airport

90 minutes

to the center for maine contemporary art

45 minutes

to L.L. Bean & the freeport outlets

40 minutes

to bowdoin college

60 minutes

to portland, Maine

3 Hours

to Boston Logan International Airport

Grounded in Maine, Connected to the World

The Kents Hill experience is both local and global. Our 400-acre campus - including a skiing and snowboarding center, miles of wooded trails, and pristine lakefront access - provides each student with the space to learn and play beyond the classroom. Internships, community engagement, and global experiences are no longer an add-on, they are an important part of the Kents Hill experience.

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We believe that as a community we can make our school, and the world, a better place. Get a sense of what life at Kents Hill is really like by following us on Facebook and Instagram. 

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Where in the world are our Huskies?

Over the summer, our Huskies did some pretty amazing things. They worked, traveled, learned, taught, and explored. Soon, they will return to campus with new knowledge, stories and experiences to share with their fellow Huskies. We can't wait to see what they do next!

Over the summer, our Huskies did some pretty amazing things. They worked, traveled, learned, taught, and explored. Soon, they will return to campus with new knowledge, stories and experiences to share with their fellow Huskies. We can't wait to see what they do next!

Check out some of the incredible things our students and faculty did over the summer:

Will P. '25, volunteered on the Hallowell Wheat Paste Climate Resilience project. Will helped with set up, wall prep, installation, documentation and clean up. The mural will remain installed until October in downtown Hallowell Maine.​​​​​

Azriel W. '24, got creative at summer camps put on by the University of Illinois and Missouri Institute of Art and Design.

Mr. Miller, our Environmental Studies Teacher, spent his summer hiking along the Appalachian Trail! On June 17, he started his trek at Springer Mountain in Georgia, and by early August he had completed the first leg of his journey. We are so excited to have him back on campus to hear stories of his travels.

Zach B. '24 spent part of his summer break as a counselor at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics summer camp. Using skills and knowledge learned at Kents Hill, Zach taught rocketry, coached sports, and even went storm chasing.​​​​

Ms. Tracey, our Director of College Counseling, spent time earning her yoga teacher training, while Mr. Badilla Lopez, our Spanish Languages teacher, visited Muscle Beach to train with the best bodybuilders in the world. When they returned to Maine, they picked 15 lbs. of strawberries at nearby Stevenson’s Farm!

Alumna Chelsea G. '23 spent two weeks in Europe visiting friends she met at Kents Hill School. She explored Germany, Belgium and France with Dorothee K., Lena O., and Johanna S. As if her trip couldn’t get any better – Chelsea met Greta Thunberg on the train!

Rowan W. '26, traveled to Sweden and Finland, and played in an ice hockey tournament called The Lions Cup with the U15 team. The team won bronze and Rowan had the second most points in the tournament for her age group. We love watching our student athletes strengthen their skills over the summer – can’t wait to see you on the ice this year, Rowan!

Ms. Eaton, our Director of Global and Experiential Learning, spent two weeks exploring Croatia, Bosnia and Switzerland. We can't wait to see what travel ideas she has for our students!

John R. '26, had a busy summer! He celebrated the release of two films that he acted in. “The Outlaws,” debuted on Netflix, starring Adam Devine, Nina Dobrev, Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin. John played the role of Aaron. His second feature was in “All That Neverwas,” a short film created by Colin Hodgin. Congratulations, John!

Mr. Chabot, our English Department Chair, completed his Master's Degree this summer! He studied Literature and Creative Writing for Educators for three years. Along with reading books and writing papers, he also had the chance to create his own graphic stories, which was new to him and a fun learning experience. Congratulations, Mr. Chabot! We're excited to see how you apply your new knowledge in class this year.

Over the summer, Owen T. '24, participated in the Regional Marblehead Festival of the Arts photography exhibit. His photograph "Fine Dining" was awarded Best of Show for black and white photography.

Owen also took a portfolio building class at Acorn Gallery in Marblehead, learning to draw and paint models with different mediums. We can't wait to see what you create during your senior year, Owen!

Teddy A. '25, went on a trip with Rustic Pathways. Here's the story of his trip, in his own words: My name is Teddy, and over the summer, I went on a trip called Off the Map: Alaska, hosted by Rustic Pathways. Rustic Pathways is a travel group that brings kids together from across the world and challenges them physically and mentally to step out of their comfort zone, and pushes them to strive. For two weeks, I lived in cramped tents in uncomfortable conditions, trying new challenges like ice climbing, backpacking, and rafting.

Being from Colorado, I have always had an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. This trip made me grow a deeper appreciation for nature and its beauty. Alaska is a beautiful part of the United States, with so much untapped and long lasting beauty. I saw mountains unlike anything I’ve seen before, glaciers that span miles and miles, incredible wildlife, and made memories to last a lifetime. There are not enough words to describe how much this trip changed me. The physical and mental challenges, combined with the absolutely astonishing natural beauty, made Off the Map: Alaska the perfect trip for me.

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Grounded in Maine, Connected to World-Class Colleges and Universities

We are pleased to share the Class of 2023 College Matriculation list, representing the hard work, dedication, and commitment of this outstanding graduating class. 

After four years of support and guidance from our College Counseling office and countless other mentors on campus, our 2023 graduates have decided on where they will land next. This fall, 78 Kents Hill School alumni will disperse across the world for the next stage of their lives, taking with them knowledge, learned skills and core values from their time on The Hill. We are pleased to share the Class of 2023 College Matriculation list, representing the hard work, dedication, and commitment of this outstanding graduating class. 

Adrian College
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University*
Bates College
Boston University
Bowdoin College*
Clark University
Clemson University
Colby College
Concordia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Curry College
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Howard University
Husson University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Lynn University*
Maine Maritime Academy
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Mount Allison University
Northeastern University*
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Penn State University
Quinnipiac University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollins College
Rutgers University 
Santa Clara University
Smith College
St. Francis Xavier University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Calgary
University of Connecticut
University of Maine at Farmington*
University of Maine*
University of New Haven
University of South Carolina*
University of Vermont*
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University
Wheaton College - Massachusetts

* indicates multiple enrollments

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Kents Hill School's 199th Commencement
On Friday, June 2, Kents Hill School celebrated a historic 199th Commencement Ceremony. 
On Friday, June 2, Kents Hill School celebrated a historic 199th Commencement Ceremony. 
Head of School, Christopher S. Cheney gave a “warm” welcome to students, faculty, friends, and family members who gathered. The ceremony included remarks from four senior student speakers. Cordell P. ’23, Lena O .’23, Margaret S. ’23, and Alex C. ’23 all spoke enthusiastically about how their time at Kents Hill has shaped their lives and prepared them for anything. 
Dean of Academics, Dr. Benjamin Priest presented the Academic Department Awards, Athletic Department Awards, and Senior Awards. Mr. Cheney then presented Graduation Day Awards and diplomas. Honorary diplomas were awarded to Mike Burke, Diane Chick, and Jeff Munson who together represent more than 90 years of service to The Hill.
Kents Hill School has a longstanding tradition of inviting current employees and members of our Board of Trustees to present diplomas to their graduates. This senior class followed this tradition nine times. This class of graduates includes a record 30 four-year seniors.
Department Awards
The Richard C. Fosse Award is awarded to that senior who has responded sensitively and imaginatively to the beauty and thought of great literature and whose intellectual stimulation and growth have been reflected in the quality of his or her writing. This year’s recipient is Nora C. 
The Environmental Studies Award is given to that junior or senior who has shown excellence in the pursuit of Environmental Studies and whose academic interests reflect, in the words of Aldo Leopold, "the existence of an ecological conscience, and...a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land." This year's winner is Clara-Eve L.
The Carol Heath ELL Award is given to a senior or postgraduate English Language Learner who has excelled while learning and absorbing our language and culture and who has made significant contributions to the life of the school. This student has eagerly embraced the
challenges and rewards of learning another language and culture, and has, at the same time, enjoyed sharing their own culture with us. This year’s winner is Sunbul A.
The Irving H. Moore Award is given in memory of Irving Hartwell Moore to a senior with an outstanding record in mathematics. This year’s recipient is Tyler S.
The Masterman Dramatics Prize is given in memory of Lois Masterman, Kents Hill Class of 1954, to the senior who has made an outstanding contribution to the theater program. This year’s recipient is Cindy W.
The George Dunn Award for Excellence in Theater is given in honor of George Dunn, former Kents Hill teacher, coach, director, and department chair, to the senior who has consistently contributed to the theater program with excellence through performance and student leadership. The winner is Robin W.
The Ella D. and William F. Morse Awards are given to the seniors who have made outstanding contributions to music at Kents Hill School. We typically give separate awards for both instrumental and vocal achievements; this year’s instrumental award goes to Cordell Perne and this year’s vocal award goes to Rose J.
The John O. Newton Award is given in memory of John Orville Newton, beloved Trustee, Principal, and Professor of Natural Sciences at Kents Hill, to that student excelling in the sciences. This year’s winner is Kaila D.
The Social Studies Award is given to that senior who has pursued a rigorous course of study within the department and has shown intelligence, character, and a love of learning while at Kents Hill School. This year’s recipient is Cordell P.
Kents Hill’s Visual Arts Award is given to seniors who are dedicated to the creative process of visual arts and have explored a variety of fine arts mediums and techniques. We recognize excellence in both 2D and 3D art, so this year’s winners are as follows: 

The Gifford “Giff” Ewing Class of 1966 Award for 2D Art goes to Kaylee F.

And the Guy “Chip” Williams Class of 1968 Award for 3D Art goes to Phoebe S.
The Francis A. Davis Award, which is given in honor of Francis Davis, a language teacher at Kents Hill from 1882 to 1923, is awarded to a student excelling in foreign languages. This year’s award winner is Mallory E.
Distinguished Scholar
Kents Hill School also gives a Distinguished Scholar Award to the student from each class who has the highest grade point average. This year’s senior class is so impressive that we had a tie between two students. So, the Class of 2023’s Distinguished Scholars are Kaila D. and Clara-Eve L.
Athletic Department Awards
The Girls Athletic Association Award is awarded to a multi-sport varsity female student-athlete in her senior or postgraduate year, based on leadership, sportsmanship, and accomplishment. This year’s recipient is Phoebe S.
The Liz Cross Mellen Award is given to the students in the senior class who best combine a love of snowsports with a strong commitment to good citizenship. This award is given in memory of Liz Cross Mellen, Class of 1971. Our two recipients are Margaret S. and Scott T.
And finally, the Rutgers Prize is awarded to a multi-sport varsity male student-athlete in his senior or post-graduate year, based on leadership, sportsmanship, and accomplishment. This year’s winner is Holden H.
Senior Awards
The J. Faye Luce Adell Award is given in memory of J. Faye Luce Adell, RN, Class of 1945, to a student in the graduating class who has an interest in the sciences and who has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving others. This year’s recipient is Finnian S-C.
The Newton (Bud) Brooke Award is given to the member of the graduating class who never gave up, that student who gave 110% in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in their personal life; and did it all as Bud would have done – with pride, enthusiasm, and humor. This year’s winner is Barrett L.
The Winston Taggart Award is given in memory of Winston Taggart, Class of 1966, to the senior who displays outstanding academic effort and citizenship. This year’s winner is Kaylee F.
The MELMAC Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has made a difference in the lives of others and has made a positive contribution to the school. This year’s scholarship winner is Sarah D.
The Community Service Award is given to that senior who has demonstrated core values of altruism and compassion for others, giving freely of time and energy to help those in need. This year’s award is to Ella S.
The International Student Award is given to an international student in the senior or junior class who is a respected leader in the school and who has made significant academic and social contributions to the school community. Congratulations Alex C.
The Community Life Award is given annually to the senior who has contributed the most toward the community life of the school. This year’s winner is Phoebe S.
The Head of School Award is given to a senior for displaying exemplary citizenship and pride in the school community and for achieving significant personal growth as a Kents Hill student. This year's award goes to Aidan B.
Graduation Day Awards
The Lois Masterman Award is given in her memory to that girl of the senior class, who, in the opinion of her classmates and the faculty, most exemplifies the following philosophy of living: “To be helpful to others and to make something useful of my life,” which was Lois Masterman’s motto.
The Lois Masterman Award is presented to Naomi M.
The Class of 1913 Award is given in memory of the Class of 1913 and nominates that senior who, in the estimation of the faculty, has exercised the greatest influence for good during the year.
The Class of 1913 Award goes to Clara-Eve L.
The Lydia and Luther Sampson Award is given in memory of the school’s founders to the senior who has excelled in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. 
The Lydia and Luther Sampson Award goes to Rose J.
The Knowles Prize is given in memory of Mark T. Knowles, Class of 1885, and awarded to a senior for excellence in scholarship and other outstanding merit.
The winner of this year’s Knowles Prize is Kaila D.
The Rist Bonnefond Person of Principle Award is given to that member of the graduating class who best embodies the core belief of the School’s Statement of Mission, that “one person of principle can always make a difference”
The Rist Bonnefond Person of Principle Award goes to Lena O.
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