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Discover Your Place, Design Your Future

Thank you for your interest in Kents Hill School! 

Our strong sense of community and unwavering belief in potential are integral parts of our institution which has been preparing students for college and beyond since 1824. Here, students are supported in pursuing the subjects and activities they love, while also encouraged to try new things. Our innovative 4-dimensional (4D) experience places equal importance on knowledge, skills, character, and reflection throughout a student's entire Kents Hill experience.

The best way to see what makes Kents Hill such a special place is to visit. We offer daily tours, interviews, and information sessions throughout year. Please contact our Admissions Office to set up a personal tour and interview at 207-685-1606 or, and review our Steps to Apply for a full overview of the admissions process. 

We look forward to hearing from you, and are so excited to welcome you to the Kents Hill School community. 

Leanne Yeaton Burnham
Director of Admissions

Signature Programs

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  • DIRIGO Leadership Development

    DIRIGO (“I Lead”) helps young people reach their full potential through intentional and developmentally-appropriate programming. It spans a student’s entire experience at Kents Hill School and serves as the central character component of the 4D Academic Curriculum. All programs take advantage of our newly created “H-Block,” a dedicated time during the weekly academic schedule for special projects and initiatives.
  • Advisory

    Our advisory program is about making connections that last a lifetime. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of the school year who is dedicated to providing support and guidance, both in formal gatherings and impromptu meetings. 

    Whether a student is seeking advice on academics, athletics, social issues, or simply needs to know that someone is rooting for them, advisors are there.

    Advisors meet individually with students during a period built into the daily schedule and share weekly lunches and/or dinners with their groups, ensuring that students are both recognized as individuals and connected to a larger group. Advisors are also the main point of contact between Kents Hill School and parents, ensuring that families are involved, informed, and engaged no matter where they are in the world.
  • Learning Skills

    Utilizing the Landmark College academic coaching model, dedicated Learning Skills Program teachers provide students with transformative academic and emotional support focused on self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-determination. The Learning Skills Program is located in the Akin Learning Center, a modern facility that offers innovative spaces designed for one-on-one work, independent study, group projects, and hands-on, active learning.
  • Postgraduate Year

    A postgraduate year for high school graduates provides students with the opportunity to grow before college. The program centers around an immersive leadership seminar and real-world internship program, which is further enriched by the opportunity to improve grades and test scores, take college preparatory classes, mature as scholar-athletes, and develop formative relationships with faculty mentors.
  • English Language Services

    The English Language Services (ELS) program provides targeted language- and skills-based support. Students strengthen their language abilities through an introduction to academic content and fortify their skills as they enter mainstream classes. The program is divided into two tracks: a first-year program that builds language skills and a transitional support program.

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Since 1824, Kents Hill School has been dedicated to providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values.