Kents Hill School's innovative Four-Dimensional (4D) Academic Curriculum
in partnership with the Center for Curriculum Redesign
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 100 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. With the introduction of the Academic Transformation Team
in Spring 2018, we are taking steps to ensure that Kents Hill is on the leading edge of student-centered learning and teaching
while honoring the values that have made us strong for nearly 200 years. For our most motivated students, we’ve partnered with the University of Maine at Farmington to offer Early College 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 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.