The Admission Office at Kent Place School, an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school for girls and young women with a coed Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten program, announces its fall Open House dates for prospective families. Following a brief information session, attendees will tour the 26-acre campus and meet members of the faculty, administration and staff.

On Wednesday, October 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Hauser Hall of the Primary School, there will be an Open House for prospective families interested in Kindergarten and Grades 1-5. The Primary School provides a challenging and rigorous academic program in a caring and supportive environment, in which children feel motivated to learn, take risks and ask questions.

On Saturday, October 16 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Hauser Hall of the Primary School, there will be an Open House for prospective families interested in the coed Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten program. Bring your child and experience Preschool learning at Kent Place School! The Nursery and Pre-K programs, for 3 to 5 year old girls and boys, focus on learning that is both fun and educational. Children are provided a relaxed atmosphere of caring, trust and freedom in which each child can develop a good self-image. The Nursery meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Pre-Kindergarten meets from Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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On Sunday, October 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., there will be an Open House for prospective families interested in the Middle School, Grades 6-8, or Upper School, Grades 9-12. The Middle School provides a developmentally appropriate and well-rounded education that nurtures and guides girls through their transition from childhood to adolescence, balancing their desire for increased challenge, independence, and responsibility with their need for support and structure. The Upper School's academically rigorous college-preparatory curriculum has been designed to fulfill the admission requirements of the most competitive colleges and universities. Emphasis is on the development of strong writing and analytical skills within the framework of a comprehensive course of study in math, sciences, technology, and the humanities, enriched with experiences in the fine arts and athletics.

Kent Place offers a multi-dimensional and comprehensive educational experience combining academic rigor with a richness of activities, athletics, and community endeavors. A broad range of opportunities for leadership, social development, and responsible citizenship is offered in all three divisions. Independent thinking and personal development are integral to the learning experience at Kent Place. Kent Place seeks motivated students who are eager to learn and take advantage of the many opportunities the school offers. We encourage applications from families of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We value the wide range of interests and talents that all of our students bring to the school.

Applications for the 2011-2012 school year are now being accepted. For more information about Kent Place or the Open House programs, please contact the Admission Office at (908) 273-0900, ext. 254 or via e-mail at You may visit Kent Place online at