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Activities

With more than 30 student-led clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities on campus, there's something for everyone!

The Wood-Fired Community Oven On Campus Club

Community Oven

The Wood-Fired Community Oven On Campus Club hosted its inaugural pizza cooking event at the end of January 2021. We're happy to say it will be the first of many (tasty) community events.

This spring, Kents Hill will

participate remotely in the Maine

Model UN Conference. 

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The Collective at Kents Hill School

The Collective 

Kents Hill School's female empowerment group presented during a faculty meeting this winter to help us better understand their needs and the changes they would like to see on campus and beyond.
The Green Team at Kents Hill School

The Green Team 

This club focuses on identifying and implementing recycling solutions on our campus. Recently, they started working on concepting signage for consistent messaging.

 

Traditions & Weekends

Ring the Bell

What's that you hear? It's the bell of historic Bearce Hall - constructed in 1873 - ringing loud and clear across campus to celebrate team victories, commencement exercises, the birth of a child, and more. 

Class Connections

The first week of school is affectionately known as "Connections Week." Freshmen stay at Kents Hill to discover our rich traditions and rituals; Sophomores visit Acadia National Park to hike, bike, sea kayak, and swim; Juniors stay at a lakeside luxury summer camp; while Seniors and Postgraduates head north for a guided whitewater rafting trip.

Names in the Bell Tower

Bearce Hall's iconic golden bell tower does more than house the bell, it's home to the signature of every single Kents Hill School student who attended Freshmen Class Projects, during which they also write a ...
 

Letter to Your Future Self

What will you do over the next four years? Who will you become? Where will this journey take you? Freshmen contemplate these questions while writing letters to themselves. The letters are signed and sealed with a custom wax stamp to be delivered back to the student the day before graduation.

Set in Stone

When a student leaves Kents Hill for their next great adventure, a piece of them always remains here. Each student's name is engraved on a brick that runs along Alumni Walkway from central campus to the Bibby and Harold Alfond Dining Commons.

Winter Carnival

The best way to describe Winter Carnival is to see it. Six color teams battle it out during a week of zany competitions, tasks, and challenges. Past themes have included "Inner Child," "Twilight Zone," and "Endless Summer" and "Kents Hill Heroes." We are looking forward to seeing who will earn the top spot in 2022?

Typical Weekend

At Kents Hill, we believe in fun! Weekends are a time for students to relax, spend time with friends, go on an adventure, and try something new. Our Student Life team works with “The Weekenders” student group to provide an active social calendar that offers everyone in our diverse student body with a range of fun things to do. Many of our weekend activities are hosted by students. Each week a lineup of the weekend events is emailed to students and displayed in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Dining Commons and the Daily Bulletin. While we have altered our weekend activities to follow safety measures and COVID-19 guidelines, we have not cut back on fun and creative offerings! 

Some on-campus events this fall include:

  • Apple picking at the Kents Hill apple orchard 
  • Corn hole tournaments with prizes
  • Outdoor movies
  • Bonfires and S’mores
  • Bingo with prizes
  • Tie-dying
  • Lightning competitions on the turf
  • Wiffle Ball and volleyball games
  • Hammock parties in “Hammockville”
  • Free pizza at the Student Center
  • Trivia nights
  • Knock-out competitions
  • Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding at our own waterfront park
  • Hiking on our nature trails
  • Outdoor spike pong (a combination of Spike Ball and ping-pong)
  • And so much more! 

Sample Weekend Lineup

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Community Engagement Opportunities

Community Engagement Opportunities

Everyone on our campus understands the importance of being an active part of the local and global community. We routinely mobilize our students and the whole of our Kents Hill community in actively making the world a better place through service and one of our Core Values: Altruism.

Together with our community partners, Kents Hill School proudly focuses on community engagement in our school and in our local community.

Please keep checking back here to learn about how you can get involved!