Kent School is one of the most widely known co-educational private schools located in Kent in Connecticut, America. Kent School goes 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 in addition to 30 other foreign countries. This school provides a curriculum that involves both academics and sports and gives equal importance to these two fields.
Kent School is among the members of the Founders League and competes in 32 varsity sports categories. The school 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. Several 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 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 on to win several challenges such as the Thames Challenge Cup.
They’ve been consistent in their success in this particular sport and also have won 5 times during 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 the competition at Henley in 2002 and 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 long standing rivalry culminates each year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both the schools take part in a variety of sports challenges. Kent School carries a very good football team which 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 have been 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 a event that is to take place in London in an initiative to promote football.
Most 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 the students. This familiarity helps the coach to develop coaching methods keeping the students in mind. The school has great training facilities both for indoor and outdoor 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 which includes the Appalachian Trail.