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Student Experience

In a community that is purposefully small, Kents Hill crafts an environment where students are able to be their authentic selves, discover their truest potential, and make meaningful connections that will last a lifetime.
 
Whether it's participating in athletics or afternoon activity, hanging out with friends in the Student Center, or being a part of a student-led club, the Student Life Team is focused on building a student experience that is inclusive, varied, and fun. 

KHS-360 Advisory Program

Kents Hill connections last a lifetime. Dedicated faculty advisors partner with students and their families to ensure that their school experience is personal, personalized, and highly flexible. What sets our advisory program apart is that advisors consider a student's goals and growth 365-days-a-year ... not just when school is in session. 

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Diversity, equity, and belonging are at the center of student life, with an unyielding commitment to anticipate the needs of an increasingly diverse community. We approach programs, systems, and community building with intentionality. Students often share that they feel heard, seen, and valued here - many for the first time at school. 

Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing is no longer an add-on or nice to have, it's an integral part of the Kents Hill experience. In addition to supports and resources provided by the Health Center, students regularly connect with a number of trusted adults across campus - including their advisor, teachers, coaches, activity leaders, and more - to develop skills and know when and how to ask for help. 

Home Away from Home

Our five residential dorm communities - Reed Hall, Maine Hall, Sampson Hall, Davis Hall, and Wesleyan Hall - serve as a "home away from home" for students to find community, safety, comfort, and joy. A number of dorm parents and families (and pets!) call the dorms home.

Experiential Learning

Kents Hill students are unapologetically grounded in Maine, and connected to the world. We offer a number of opt-in trips and activities throughout the year - everything from service learning in Louisiana to cultural immersion in Costa Rica - as well as bring partnerships, speakers, and experiences directly to campus. 

Restorative Practices 

Kents Hill advisors, teachers, and mentors provide students with structured guidance within a world of choices. Many mistakes and missteps as viewed as rare opportunities for individual (and community) reflection and growth. The Student Handbook provides a deeper-dive into rules,  expectations, and our restorative approach. 

The Student Experience Team

Rene Davis

Rene Davis

Associate Head of School
M.S., Bay Path University

Chapel Love

Chapel Love

Dean of Students
BA, Vassar College
Joe Fitzpatrick

Joe Fitzpatrick

Clinical Director - Health Center