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South Kent School

Address: 40 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT 06785, USA

Description South Kent School

  • Year of foundation: 1923
  • Accommodation: residence.
  • Location: South Kent Village, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Age of students: 15 to 19 years (high school)
  • Type of facility: private boarding school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 170 people
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5: 1
  • Type of training: separate, only for boys

South Kent School is a prestigious private school for boys, located in the village of South Kent in Connecticut, USA. The school specializes in the high school program and is the preparatory school of the college (College preparatory school). The work process is built according to the program of obtaining a diploma of high school (US High School Diploma). The school has a truly international composition: today it trains 170 students from 22 US states and 20 countries; of them on full-time education - 14%, the remaining 86% study and live in school. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The school is also a member of such prestigious educational organizations as:

  • The National Association of Independent Schools (National Association of Independent Schools)
  • National Association for College Counseling (National Association for College Admission Counseling).
  • The National Association of Episcopal Schools (National Association of Episcopal Schools)
  • The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of boarding schools (The Association of Boarding Schools)
  • International Coalition of Schools for Boys (International Coalition of Boys Schools).

The campus of the school covers an area of ​​550 acres, it houses 30 buildings¸ forest belts, there is even a small lake. The surrounding nature is extraordinarily beautiful, and, since the campus is located in the countryside, here is very clean and fresh air. Each student has his own personal space, can rest after a hard day, gain strength, walk in the woods. The school is very cozy and hospitable. For pupils living in the school, there are excellent conditions in which you can feel at home.

Undoubted advantage of the school is also the system of education built in it, based on a combination of innovative developments in recent years in the field of education, a rigorous system for the development of general education disciplines and extensive practical activities. Strictly speaking, every statement and theory is checked by the "school way", not by mechanically learning the material, but by finding evidence and getting used to critical thinking, standard and unusual ways of solving problems. Teachers do not put themselves above students, do not require blind "cramming", but help them learn to put and solve problems of the most varying degrees of complexity. Needless to say, graduates of the school are strong, self-sufficient personalities with highly developed intellect and ability to soberly assess themselves and the world around them and constantly improve themselves.

The teaching staff of the school is exceptionally highly professional, out of 35 teachers 16 have higher academic degrees. Scientific cadres are very valuable asset of the school, because thanks to the well-coordinated and precise work of these people, the pupils of the school from month to month acquire more and more skills and knowledge. Exclusively high qualification is also the staff of the school and personnel who monitor the proper functioning of all school systems and are ready to come to the aid of students at any moment.

The school also has very serious sports training programs, pupils are professionally engaged in various sports, participate in various competitions. Great importance is attached to the development of creative activity, extra-curricular activities; the life of the school is full of activities and projects, many of which have a state and international statute. Graduates of the school each year prove a high level of their preparation, entering the best educational institutions of the country. If you care about your child's future, and you are eager to give him the best of school education, then South Kent School is the most suitable place!

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in South Kent School

Program name
from 60 000 $ / year

SENIOR SCHOOL, 9-12 grades (US High School Diploma).

The training program meets all the requirements of the standards of the US national education system. Starting with the 9th grade, students not only study general subjects, but also begin to determine for themselves those that are most interesting to them and can be useful in the future when choosing the preferred direction of their education. In grades 11-12, students choose subjects for in-depth comprehensive study from the list of available (this system is called Advanced Placement (AP)). With a successful preparation for this program, the graduate has privileges for admission to higher education institutions in the US, Canada, European and other countries. Students receive full support and advice on the definition of their future profession, development of job skills and effective presentation skills. In addition to all of the above, the school also has its own peculiarities in the educational process, which are included in the "Form Program" program. Its meaning lies in the balanced, harmonious development of students, taking into account the four main "pillars":

  • Academic studies and academic performance
  • Development of leadership qualities and qualities of top management
  • Development of humanistic ideas and ideals of service for peace
  • The process of choosing the future direction of study and educational institution.
  • The following subjects are available for in-depth study in the Advanced Placement program:

  • English
  • History of the USA
  • Economy
  • Government and politics
  • Statistics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Environment.
  • Upon successful completion of the training, graduates receive a diploma of high school diploma (US High School Diploma) and can continue their studies by enrolling in higher education programs in colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world.

    The cost of education in the high school program is:

  • Full time study = $ 40000 / year of study
  • Full-day tuition (boarding) 57000 $ / year of study (the price includes accommodation and meals).

  • The program is English as a Second Language (ESL).

    The English language program is an additional program, it involves students for whom English is not their mother tongue and they experience some difficulties in the language plan, or simply want to tighten their level of language. Students actively engage in all sections of linguistics, gradually improving their skills and leading their academic knowledge to the necessary indicators. The course is available for any of the three semesters, or throughout the academic year.

    The cost of training in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program is $ 1800 / semester, $ 5400 / year.

    Accommodation and food

    Students have the opportunity to live on the school grounds in comfortable student dormitories during the entire period of study. On the campus there are several hostels:

    • Gilder Hall Dormitory
    • Fieldhouse Dormitory.
    • Samuel A. Woodward Dormitory
    • Harmar Brown Dormitory
    • Janet Dodge Garfield Dormitory.

    Pupils are placed mainly in two people in the room. Living rooms are fully equipped with everything you need - from furniture to household appliances. In each building there are common recreation areas where you can relax and spend time with friends and work areas where you can work in a quiet and tranquil environment to resolve any issue. Residential buildings also include school staff and teachers, who monitor the order and provide all necessary assistance to the students.

    Nutrition of pupils is organized on the principle of full boarding, meals are three meals a day, balanced; all dishes are prepared exclusively from fresh products.

    The cost of accommodation and meals is included in the total cost of training. To clarify all the issues that arise, you can contact our specialists.

    Subjects, specialties

    Subjects list: African American Studies, algebra, anatomy, biology, chemistry, Choral singing, computer programming, drawing lessons, ecology, English, French, Geometry, history, Latin language, music, physics, physiology, psychology, robotics, Spanish, World literature,  History of america

    Events South Kent School

    A lot of attention in the school is paid to extra-curricular activities and activities. Students actively engage in sports and exercise, using all the necessary resources for this. Students have the opportunity to professionally train and achieve success in a particular sport, coaches and school staff provide talented athletes with all possible support. Available sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Run
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Football
  • Rowing.
  • Students are engaged in a variety of forms of creativity at the school, all possible conditions have also been created for this. Types of creativity:

  • Theater / drama
  • Writing script scripts and scripts
  • Theatrical art
  • Escorting theatrical productions
  • The Art of Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Architecture.
  • There are several dozens of clubs and communities of interest in the school, where everyone will find something to their liking. Everyday life at school is full of events and various activities - entertainment, leisure, educational. The staff of the school, in the person of the director and prefect for student activities, take care of the quality of the events, and coordinate the schedule of the days off in order to make them as full as possible interesting events, excursions, trips, competitions and other activities. On weekends, students together with teachers make various trips, such as:

  • Cinemas
  • Theaters
  • Dancing
  • Ice Cream Holiday
  • Trips to the shopping center
  • Bowling
  • Bus trips
  • Restaurants
  • The shops
  • Excursions to the nearest cities.
  • Advantages

    • Prestigious private school with a high level of academic achievement
    • International staff: students from 22 US states and 21 countries.
    • Almost 100-year history of existence
    • A unique teaching methodology
    • Highly qualified teaching staff
    • Professional staff and staff
    • A huge picturesque territory of accommodation (550 acres)
    • A small class size (an average of 10 students are trained in the class)
    • Teacher / Student Ratio: 1: 5
    • The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • Graduates of the school receive a prestigious diploma of full secondary education (US High School Diploma)
    • Graduates annually enter the best educational institutions of the country and the world
    • The school is a member of many prestigious educational organizations.

    Equipment South Kent School

    The school is located in a quiet and ecologically clean countryside on a campus with a total area of ​​550 acres, the school grounds are very picturesque, with many trees and other vegetation. The infrastructure of the school is unique, in fact, the campus of the school is a separate small town whose inhabitants can safely manage without the help of the outside world, because there is absolutely everything that the person needs for life in the school. In the complex of the school there are 28 buildings, sports and walking grounds. The school includes such amenities as:

    • Classrooms for classes
    • Supermarket.
    • Administrative buildings
    • Residences for living
    • Science Center
    • Health Center
    • Research Center
    • Library
    • Center for Academic Resources
    • Mathematical and Scientific Center
    • Center for Fine Arts
    • Studio of ceramics
    • Center for Architecture and Territory Development
    • Sports arena
    • Sports grounds and facilities
    • Sports and Gymnastic Center
    • Boat station
    • Chapel
    • Recreational areas and recreation areas.

    All buildings and facilities of the school are maintained in good order, laboratories and scientific centers are equipped with the most modern and high-quality equipment, sports facilities and sites always have all the equipment necessary for training.

    Term dates and fees

    The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn semester: from September 5 to December 15
  • Winter semester: from January 4 to March 2
  • Spring semester: from March 26 to May 25.
  • The cost of education in the high school program is:

  • Full time study = $ 40000 / year of study
  • Full-day tuition (boarding) 57000 $ / year of study (price includes accommodation and meals).
  • The cost of training in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program is $ 1800 / semester, $ 5400 / year.

    Additional charges:

  • Registration fee = $ 300
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Service Fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory medical insurance = $ 1900 / academic year
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Extra fees:

    • Medical insurance 2200 USD
    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 300 USD
    • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 USD

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Report card with marks for the last two years of study
  • Recommendations of teachers of English and mathematics (required!) From the previous place of study
  • Recommendations from the previous place of study from the class teacher (if desired)
  • Letter-autobiography with the justification of the reasons for which the student wants to study at this school
  • Internal school test for the level of knowledge of English
  • Math test.
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    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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