Kent School Advice?

Hey, Kent school class of 26 here!
I recently got accepted into Kent (lol my only offer) and although I’m pretty sure I’m going this fall, I’d like to know if any current students/parents/alumni had any advice? The website has some general videos and photos, but it’s hard to know the general feeling regarding homework, teachers, social situations, etc since I’m an international student and couldn’t attend revisit day.

Thank you and feel free to private message me or reply to this!

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Kent School parent here! Congratulations on your acceptance to Kent! I am happy to answer any questions you have. We have loved our experience and the balance it offers our DD. The teachers are engaged and helpful, friendships are deep and meaningful, and the overall vibe is one of kindness and collaboration. Please don’t hesitate to DM me with specific questions and I will do my best to answer.

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Hi Kent parent here - Congrats, I believe you will really enjoy Kent! Our daughter is an international student as well and has loved her freshman year at Kent. Classes, teachers and staff work hard to make the academics work for each student. Atmosphere is kind and accepting with enough freedoms to learn from mistakes but keep you moving forward to success. My daughter has developed friends at all 4 grades and can move between the sports folks & arts/music folks and finds a welcoming group in each area. Feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions. Congrats!.

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Thanks, I am offered to Kent and will join 9th grade. Any suggestion and tips for the courses selection for freshman.

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Hi guys, I haven’t been active, so I just saw your replies. Thank you so much!
However, I’m still wondering about the academics at Kent. I know that there are 2-hour study halls each day, but I’m not sure if they are productive or stressful. So basically, how is the workload, and are there any tips/suggestions regarding course selections?

The study halls are meant to be productive, but it up to you to use them well. As a freshman, if you are good with time management, you should be able to complete all of your homework within this block of time. As you get older your workload will get heavier (assuming a natural progression of rigor) and you will likely need to use free periods within your day to get started before finishing up during study hall. I hope this helps!

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