Kent School is among 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 coming from all over the United States along with 30 other foreign countries. This school provides a curriculum that involves both academics and sports and gives equal importance to both these 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 sporting activities. A number of students from Kent School have made 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 known as 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 this club has gone to win several challenges such as the Thames Challenge Cup.
They have been consistent in their success in this particular sport and also have won five times on their participation at Henley. The Kent Girls Crew was founded in 1973 and this team too has been 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 long standing rivalry culminates each year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both schools take part in a variety of sports challenges. Kent School carries 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 that will play internationally in the fall. They are invited and sponsored by Global Football which is affiliated to the National Football League. The Kent Football team shall compete against the Danish National Junior Squad in an event that is to take place in London in a initiative to promote football.
Most of the success that Kent School has got in its athletic endeavors could be attributed to its excellent coaches. Most of the coaches stay on campus and also have more opportunities of interacting with students. This familiarity helps the coach to design coaching methods keeping the students in mind. The school also has great training facilities both for outdoor and indoor sports along with a cutting edge 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 that includes the Appalachian Trail.