Founded in 1824, Kents Hill School is one of the oldest co-educational independent schools in the United States. From its opening, when it was known as the Maine Wesleyan Seminary, the school admitted both boys and girls and set aside funds to enroll children from disadvantaged families. The Maine abolitionist movement had its start at the school, making the Seminary a center of ethical leadership in the state.
With its historic buildings and views of the mountains, our campus is a reflection of the spirit of Kents Hill, a school adopting innovations in the classroom and in campus life while honoring the guiding principles that have made us strong for close to two hundred years. Kents Hill’s history shaped the character of the school and continues to define it today. Our commitment to our core values makes Kents Hill a welcoming, exciting, and life-changing place where students learn and grow.