Kent School is one of 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 across the USA along with 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 have made news when they've gone on to play in Division I, II and III categories in college and University competitions.
Kent School has an established rowing team called the Kent School Boat Club. This club was founded in 1922 and has three varsity boats. The 4th boat participates in varsity boat races. They're also known to conduct spring training sessions that take place in the schools spring break. The Crew of this club has gone on to win several challenges such as the Thames Challenge Cup.
They've been consistent in their success in this sport and 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 competition at Henley in 2002 and still have also won two National Championships along with several New England Championships
The schools arch rival in sports would be the Loomis Chaffe School. Their long standing rivalry culminates each year in the annual Kent V/S Loomis day where both schools participate in a numbers 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 that will play internationally in the fall. They have been invited and sponsored by Global Football that is affiliated to the NFL. The Kent Football team shall compete against the Danish National Junior Squad in an event that is to occur in London in a initiative to promote football.
Almost all of the success that Kent School has in their 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 also has great training facilities both for indoor and outdoor 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 that includes the Appalachian Trail.