Kent School is one of the best known co-educational private schools located in Kent in Connecticut, United States. Kent School dates back to 1906 when it was established by Reverend Fredrick Herbert Sill of the Episcopal Church. This school has students from all across the United States along with 30 other foreign countries. This school offers a curriculum which involves both academics and sports and gives equal importance to these two fields.
Kent School is one of the members of the Founders League and competes in 32 varsity sports categories. The institution has 22 interscholastic sports and 56 interscholastic teams. More than one third of the student population of Kent School is known to participate in these sports activities. Several students from Kent School are making news when they’ve gone on to play in Division I, II and III categories in college and University competitions.
Kent School has an established rowing team called the Kent School Boat Club. This club was founded in 1922 and has three varsity boats. The fourth boat participates in varsity boat races. They are also known to conduct spring training sessions that take place in the schools spring break. The Crew of the club has gone to win several challenges such as the Thames Challenge Cup.
They have been consistent in their success in this sport and also have won five times during their participation at Henley. The Kent Girls Crew was founded in 1973 and this team too continues to be as successful as its counterpart. They won competition at Henley in 2002 and still have also won two National Championships in addition to several New England Championships
The schools arch rival in sports would be the Loomis Chaffe School. Their traditional rivalry culminates every year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both the schools participate in a variety of sports challenges. Kent School has a very strong football team that has been the undisputed leader for six consecutive years in this challenge. The Kent school football team is additionally among the first private American schools which will play internationally in the fall. They are invited and sponsored by Global Football which is affiliated to the NFL. The Kent Football team shall compete against the Danish National Junior Squad in an event which is to occur in London in a initiative to promote football.
Almost all of the success that Kent School has in its athletic endeavors can be attributed to its excellent coaches. The majority of the coaches stay on campus and also have more opportunities of interacting with students. This familiarity helps the coach to develop coaching methods keeping students in mind. The school has great training facilities both for outdoor and indoor sports and a state of the art fitness centre. These facilities include 13 outdoor tennis courts, 13 playing fields, a cross-country running course, a 25 yard, six lane, diving swimming pool, squash courts etc. To add to this is the 1200acre campus which includes the Appalachian Trail.