Admissions

Welcome

Hello!

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) academic curriculum places equal importance on knowledge, skills, character, and reflection throughout a student's entire Kents Hill experience.

We look forward to hearing from you and are so excited to show and tell you what Kents Hill has to offer. Please contact our Admissions Office to set up a personal virtual tour and interview at 207-685-1606 or info@kentshill.org, and review our Steps to Apply for a full overview of the admissions process. We plan to reopen for in-person tours very soon. If you're interested in this option, please contact our Admissions Office. 

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

Signature Programs

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  • 4D Academic Curriculum

    Kents Hill School's innovative Four-Dimensional (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.
  • 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 monthly 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.
  • Academic Coaching

    We believe that with the right people, and in the right environment, students will accomplish extraordinary things. Our Academic Coaching program pairs students with an adult mentor who is fully committed to ensuring that they thrive in all aspects of school life and are prepared to tackle college and beyond with self-confidence, self-determination, and self-advocacy. Level 1 features private, one-on-one Academic Coaching while Level 2 features small group Academic Coaching based on common learning profiles.
  • Academic Gap Year

    An Academic Gap Year at Kents Hill School is the ideal way to sharpen knowledge, nurture personal growth, and evaluate personal and professional goals before college. An individualized program and faculty mentor tackle what students need in order to be successful while rallying around what they love including art, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
  • English Language Support

    Our English Language Support (ELS) program provides targeted language- and skills-based support for students whose first language is not English. 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.




You're Invited!


Thank you for your interest in Kents Hill School! While the world may look a bit unusual right now, and we hope to welcome you to our beautiful campus soon, there are plenty of ways to engage virtually with Kents Hill. View our recent "ToGather Tuesday" virtual events to hear directly from our program leaders and students, and RSVP for the next event on December 15. As always, you can contact our Admissions Office at info@kentshill.org or 207-685-1606 to set up a personal (virtual!) campus tour, schedule an interview, or learn more about what makes Kents Hill a great place to live, learn, and play. 

Accepted Students Day 2020 Videos

The videos below were part of our Accepted Students Day that occured on April 2, 2020. These Zoom calls allowed prospective parents and students to virtually meet and ask questions of our faculty and staff. Check them out for an in-depth look at our various programs! 

Discover Our Digital Viewbook

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