Kents Hill School

Kents Hill, Maine, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

Request Catalog

 
Located on a beautiful 400-acre campus in central Maine, Kents Hill School is home to a close knit community of approximately 250 students from all over the U.S. and the world. Founded in 1824, we are committed to the belief that one man or woman of principle can always make a difference.   
  
  
The Kents Hill faculty encourages the curiosity and interests of each student, cultivating academic success and teaching understanding of and respect for oneself and others. Kents Hill fosters confident, forward-thinking young men and women who go on to make a difference in the world.  
  
  
With breathtaking views of Maine's lakes and mountains, Kents Hill School is close to major ski resorts, the Maine coast, and just one hour from the Portland International Airport. The state's largest city, Portland offers an historic district with a lively array of restaurants and shops.   
  
  
With vigorous academics, vibrant arts programs, outstanding athletics facilities, and focus on character development, Kents Hill offers each student the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive community.

P.O. Box 257, Rt. 17, 1614 Main Street, Kents Hill, Maine, USA 04349
207-685-4914

Request Catalog

Director of Admission: Meg Bennett
Admissions Phone:207-685-1606Fax:207-685-9529
Email: info@kentshill.org Website: www.kentshill.org


  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
  • FaceBook Twitter YouTube

school events

There are no events for this school

school news

There is no news for this school

 
 
  • Founded: 1824
  • Campus Size: 400 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     70 20 90
Boys     119 32 151
Total     189 52 241

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $50,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $27,400
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 44.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
 
 

Summary: In a rigorous, yet supportive academic community, where self-discovery and ethical scholarship are highly prized, we prepare each student to appreciate and value life-long learning, the creative arts, the environment, and diversity of thought and experience.

Department Director: David Pearson

Average Class Size: 11

Full Time Teachers: 46

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 12

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
English:
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Literature of War, Holocaust Literature & Film
History:
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • Medieval History
  • United States History
  • World History
  • African History, the 1960's, Greek Mythology
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Criminology, Government
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Music Theory
  • Recording
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Production
  • Public Speaking
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Physics B
  • Studio Art
  • US History
 
 

Summary: On a beautiful 400-acre campus, close to ski resorts, major cities and the coast, Kents Hill School offers students a superb location, strong community resources and myriad opportunities to learn, live and play in a caring, supportive environment.

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 5

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Summary: Kents Hill School offers students a vibrant, well-rounded life outside the classroom. From clubs, trips and fun weekend activities to a strong Community Service program, Kents Hill offers a host of things to get involved in! Kents Hill School is also proud of our Residential Life program, which cares for all of our students, boarding and day, in creating a healthy community of respect.

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Ski/Snowboarding Hill, Hockey Rink, Arts Center

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Food Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Arts Department Director: Babs Wheelden

Athletics Department Director: James Smucker

Arts
  • Art Club
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Fusion Band, Music Theater Performance Group
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Figure Skating
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
 
 

Summary: Kents Hill's college counseling goals are: - To make the process a positive experience for everyone. - To help students "own" the process. - To help students find the right fit or match for their higher education.

Department Director: Anne Richardson

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 96.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Brown University 2 graduates
Bowdoin College 3 graduates
Dickinson College 3 graduates
Norwich University 6 graduates
US Naval Academy 2 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni

L.L. Bean (Class of ) Entrepeneur, Founder of L.L. Bean




Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Department Director: Todd Wheelden