Academics

4D Academic Curriculum


Core Skills


Our over 90 courses allow students to explore ideas and topics that they are passionate about while developing the core skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Exciting offerings range from computer science, industrial robotics, and game/application design to astrophysics, mindfulness meditation, furniture making, and the social and political history of hip-hop.
      
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Balanced, Purposeful, Impactful


Kents Hill School's Four-Dimensional (4D) Academic Curriculum places equal importance on knowledge, skills, character, and reflection. 

For instance, our sophomore English students will read “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah while exploring the historical significance of the civil war in Sierra Leone, discovering individuals who have displayed profound resilience in the face of seemingly impossible situations, and reflecting on how the story relates to their own journeys through free writing and discussion. Resulting is a student experience that is balanced, purposeful, and impactful. 

Our innovative 4D Academic Curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. By placing equal importance on knowledge, skills, character, and reflection throughout all aspects of a student's life at Kents Hill, we are taking steps to build an experience that is balanced, purposeful, and impactful

By partnering with faculty mentors who function as "lead learners," students are challenged to learn about themselves and others, their talents and strengths, and how they can make a difference.
"Rigorous. Engaging. And SO much support. That is how I would describe our academics."
-Meadow Davis, Assistant Head of School
      

Dual-Enrollment Courses


For our most motivated students, we’ve partnered with a number of Maine colleges and universities to offer Dual-Enrollment courses. Students work with Kents Hill School teachers in-person and on-campus during the academic day with the ability to earn transferable college credits in 12 disciplines including business, entrepreneurship, physics, chemistry, writing, and music theory. We also offer a number of collaborative, project-based learning courses where students may find themselves working on novel research with students from Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby College.
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