Kents Hill School

About Kents Hill School

Since its founding in 1824, Kents Hill School has been dedicated to providing young people transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values. Students are coached through a broad curriculum of leadership development, academics, athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities.

Located 20 minutes outside of the Maine State Capital of Augusta and just two and a half hours from Boston, Kents Hill School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and postgraduate attracting 230 students from around the world. Our diverse International Program welcomes 80 students from 20 different countries including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden.

Core Values

The Kents Hill community is guided by the school’s ten Core Values of Leadership: Altruism, Compassion, Courage, Friendship, Honesty, Perseverance, Responsibility, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Tolerance. A student’s success is not measured solely by test scores or college acceptances, but by the relationships that they build and the opportunities that they have to experience, develop, and live the core values.


In a rigorous yet supportive academic community, Kents Hill School prepares each student to appreciate and value the joys and responsibilities of lifelong learning. Students develop a creative wonder of the arts, understand the beauty and fragility of our shared natural environment, and recognize the importance of diversity of thought and experience. Our curriculum focuses on the individual and supporting young people in reaching their fullest potential. Students engage through an array of College Preparatory, Honors, Advanced Placement, and College level courses.

Student Activities

The Kents Hill School experience extends far beyond the classrooms, dormitories, and athletic fields. On evenings and weekends our students can be found:

  •      Skiing and snowboarding at the on-campus Alpine Training Center
  •      Challenging friends to a duel in our Fencing Studio
  •      Hiking New England’s most spectacular mountains
  •      Competing in holiday dorm decorating
  •      Taking a trip with friends to Freeport, Portland, or Boston
  •      Baking cookies with a dorm parent or an advisor
  •      Volunteering at a local animal shelter or food pantry
  •      Watching a scary movie with dorm mates
  •      Challenging the faculty or another dorm in a friendly athletic competition
  •      Attending events at Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges
  •      Playing ping-pong in the Student Center

Come join the Kents Hill School community and discover your own unique experiences as you design your future!

Please feel free to contact the admissions office at +1-207-685-1606 or to find out more – we would love to hear from you!

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Type of school: High School

Number of students: Less than 500 students

Male vs. Female students:Male and female

USA vs. International students:25% or more international students

Housing Type: On campus

1614 Main Street
Kents Hill, ME 04349
Phone: +1-207-685-1606

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