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Thank you for your interest in Kents Hill School! 

Our small classes, strong sense of community, commitment to individual learning styles, and value for personal achievement are integral parts of our institution, which has been preparing students for college since 1824. Here, our students are embraced as individuals, and our faculty is committed to helping each student grow in the ways that are most important to them.

At Kents Hill School, students are supported in pursuing the subjects and activities they love, while also encouraged to try new things. They will meet people who are curious about the world and passionate about making a difference. They will find themselves challenged, affirmed, and supported in a place where living and learning go hand in hand. They will become part of a family that celebrates the accomplishments of each individual and the time-honored values of leadership and compassion. 

The best way to see what makes Kents Hill School such an inviting place is to visit campus. Our Admissions Office offers daily tours, interviews, and information sessions throughout the summer and academic year. We look forward to showing you our beautiful setting and facilities, introducing you to students and faculty, arranging for you to attend a class, and discovering the academic and extracurricular activities that are important to you. Please contact our Admissions Office to set up a personal tour and interview at 207-685-1606 or, or review our Steps to Apply for a full overview of the admissions process. 

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process or would like to learn more about our programs, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at 207-685-1606 or

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

Special Programs

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  • Learning Skills Program

    With the establishment of the Learning Skills Program in 1979, Kents Hill School became one of the first independent schools in the nation to offer academic support tailored to the needs of individual students. Utilizing the Landmark College academic coaching model, dedicated 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 new facility that offers innovative spaces designed for one-on-one work, independent study, group projects, and hands-on, active learning. To learn more, please click here.
  • Postgraduate Program

    Kents Hill School offers a postgraduate year for high school graduates seeking the opportunity to grow as a student, athlete, and leader before college. The program centers around an immersive leadership seminar in which students are challenged and supported in developing effective leadership skills necessary for success in college and beyond. Their experience is further enriched by the opportunity to improve grades and test scores, take college preparatory and Advanced Placement classes, participate in community service, mature as scholar-athletes, and develop formative relationships with faculty mentors.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) Program

    Kents Hill School offers a comprehensive, English Language Learners (ELL) program for non-native English speakers. In addition to a 3-level progressive curriculum, special trips are offered throughout the year to aid students in learning about American culture and allowing for “real-world” practice and development. To learn more about the international student experience, please click here.
  • Advisory Program

    Our advising program pairs students with faculty members that act as guides, resources, and mentors to ensure success in all aspects of school life. Advisors meet individually with students during the advising period built into the daily schedule and share weekly lunches with their advising groups. Advisors guide students in choosing courses and managing academic and extracurricular schedules, and is someone who students turn to with any questions or concerns.

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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.