In my 25 years of experience in education, I have witnessed the transformative power that boarding and independent schools have on the lives of young people. While diverse and varied, the foundation of these experiences is remarkably similar – a strong, inclusive, committed, and inspiring community.
At Kents Hill, my family and I found this community rooted in people, place, and program.
People: Kents Hill School is a thriving, dynamic community of students and adults from around the United States and the world. They are the types of students with whom I want my daughters to go to school and the types of adults whom I hope will serve as their mentors and role models, not just their teachers.
Place: Located just three hours from Boston and one hour from Portland, our idyllic, 400-acre campus is nestled in the midst of the Belgrade Lakes and provides sweeping views of the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. State-of-the-art facilities including the $6.5M Bibby and Harold Alfond Dining Commons, Joanne and Dick O’Connor Alpine Training Center, and Bodman Performing Arts Center provide the ideal setting for our community to live, learn, and play.
: At Kents Hill, a student’s success is not measured solely by test scores or college acceptances, but by the relationships that they build and the opportunities that they have to experience, develop, and live by a set of core values. Our college preparatory program focuses on the individual and supporting young people in reaching their fullest potential. Illustrative of this commitment is our DIRIGO Leadership Program
, 4D Academic Curriculum
, and robust Learning Skills Program
where teachers trained in academic coaching deliver personal, empathetic, and innovative learning experiences.
While there is much to learn online, I encourage you to visit our campus. During my first visit, I was struck by the genuine people, inspiring location, outstanding facilities, and commitment to providing transformational learning experiences. It’s the reason why Lisa, Shea, Zoe, and I chose to make Kents Hill our home.
I hope you will come visit us.
Christopher S. Cheney
Head of School