Kent School is among the best known co-educational private schools situated 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 USA in addition to 30 other foreign countries. This school offers a curriculum which 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 take part in these sports activities. A number of students from Kent School have made news when they have gone on to play in Division I, II and III categories in college and University competitions.
Kent School has a established rowing team known as the Kent School Boat Club. This club was founded in 1922 and it has three varsity boats. The 4th 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 went on to win several challenges including 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 continues to be as successful as its counterpart. They won the 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 is the Loomis Chaffe School. Their traditional 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 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 also among the first private American schools which will play internationally in the fall. They are invited and sponsored by Global Football that is affiliated to the National Football League. The Kent Football team shall compete against the Danish National Junior Squad in an event which is to take place in London in a initiative to promote football.
Almost all of the success that Kent School has in its athletic endeavors could be attributed to its excellent coaches. Most of the coaches stay on campus and have more opportunities of interacting with the students. This familiarity helps the coach to develop coaching methods keeping students in mind. The school also has great training facilities both for outdoor and indoor sports and 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 which includes the Appalachian Trail.