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 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.For our most motivated students, we’ve partnered with a number of Maine colleges and universities to offer Dual-Enrollment courses. Students will 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.