Kent School is among the best known co-educational private schools situated in Kent in Connecticut, America. 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 USA in addition to 30 other foreign countries. This school provides a curriculum which involves both academics and sports and gives equal importance to both these 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 are making 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 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 happen 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 sport and also have won five 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 would be the Loomis Chaffe School. Their long standing rivalry culminates every year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both the schools take part 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 one of the first private American schools which will play internationally in the fall. They have been 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 take place in London in an initiative to promote football.
Almost all of the success that Kent School has got in its athletic endeavors could 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 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 which includes the Appalachian Trail.