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Activities

With more than 20 student-led clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities on campus, there's something for everyone!

The Collective at Kents Hill School

Club Feature: 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 Wood-Fired Community Oven On Campus Club

Club Feature: 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.

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 Rangely Lake State Park to hike, bike, and swim; Juniors stay at a lakeside 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 2023?

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 students to provide an active social calendar that offers a range of things to do.  

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 and mozzarella sticks at the Student Center
  • Trivia nights
  • Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding at the waterfront
  • Hiking on our nature trails

Sample Weekend Lineup