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Head of School
Name: Andrew J. Vadnais
E-mail: vadnaisa [at] southkentschool.org
Phone: (860) 927-3539 ext: 224
Degrees: BA, Williams College, MA University of Delaware
School Name: South Kent School
School Type: College preparatory school
Student Description: Boys in grades 9 through 12 and Post Graduate
Enrollment: 180 students from 19 states and 22 countries
Religious Affiliation: Since its founding, SKS has maintained ties with the Episcopal Church
Motto: “Simplicity of life, self-reliance, and directness of purpose.”
Colors: Cardinal and Black
Phone: (860) 927-3539
Fax: (888) 803-0040
Endowment: $15 Million
Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Ghana, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Montenegro, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States
Connecticut, Virginia, Maine, Florida, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma
Dormitories: 8 Bartlett, Bringhurst, Brown, Fieldhouse, Garfield, Gilder, McCoun, Woodward
Classroom Buildings: Schoolhouse, Science Building, Library, CFI, Bringhurst Theater & Music Rooms
Athletic Facilities: Alumni Boathouse, The Admiral James & Sybil Stockdale Arena, Brown Gymnasium, Fathers’ Field, Outdoor Tennis and Recreation Courts, Soccer and Lacrosse Fields, Wister Fieldhouse
Address: 40 Bulls Bridge Rd.
Town, State & Zip: South Kent, CT 06785
Size: 550 Acres
Location: South Kent, CT: 45 miles west of Hartford, Connecticut; 90 miles northeast of New York City
South Kent School refers to grades 9th through 12th as “forms” third through sixth. This categorization is adopted from the British, who traditionally used this term in their boarding schools.
For more information on forms, click here.
Courses Offered: 48
AP Courses: 15
Courses with College Credit: 2
Average Class Size: 10
Student to Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Graduation Requirements: Minimum requirement of 18 credits
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Average SAT Score: 1850
Click here for a full course list.
With Advanced Degrees: 16
For a full list of faculty and staff, click here.
Total Teams: 22
Sports are offered at the Prep, Varsity, Junior Varsity and non-competitive levels. For a complete list of teams, click here.
Center for Innovation (CFI), Advanced Media Group, Affinity Groups, Prefect Leadership Program.
What is a prefect? The word “prefect” is often used in private schools to describe an older student who has shown leadership qualities and is given some authority with younger students. Here at South Kent, prefects are chosen to be examples and mentors to underclassmen.
Recent graduates of South Kent are attending such colleges as: MIT, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown University, Boston College, Boston University, Trinity College, Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University, Colgate University Wesleyan University, Colby College
For our full list of college acceptances, click here.
Cum Laude Society
National Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Secondary School Admission Test Board
Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
The Association of Boarding Schools
International Coalition of Boys Schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling
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