Kent School is among the best known co-educational private schools located in Kent in Connecticut, United States. Kent School goes 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 in addition to 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 among 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 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 happen in the schools spring break. The Crew of the club went on to win several challenges including the Thames Challenge Cup.
They have been consistent in their success in this particular sport and 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 have also won two National Championships along with several New England Championships
The schools arch rival in sports is the Loomis Chaffe School. Their long standing rivalry culminates every year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both the schools participate in a numbers 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 also among the first private American schools that 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 that is to take place in London in a 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 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 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 pool, squash courts etc. To add to this is the 1200acre campus that includes the Appalachian Trail.