Why a Boys' School
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￼Education must be based on what works for each gender. Boys are hardwired differently from girls. Anecdotally, we’ve known this
for years. Now, research from the frontiers of neuroscience is proving why this is so.
-Andrew Vadnais, Head of School
At South Kent we’ve been educating boys since 1923.
Here’s what we’ve learned that boys need:
•A tribe—a Band of Brothers
•Structure and Discipline
•Meaningful Work and a Spiritual Life
•Loving Parents and Guardians
•Physical Activity and Appropriate Competition
We give South Kent boys all these things in addition to a rigorous gender appropriate college preparatory curriculum.
Honors, AP and college-level courses are widely available and strongly encouraged. Our college list reflects our continued success.
Reading List on Boys’ Education
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D, and Michael Thompson, Ph.D. (Ballantine Books: 2000)
The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids, Barbara Strauch (Anchor Books: 2004)
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, Leonard Sax, M.D, Ph.D. (Three Rivers Press: 2006)
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men, Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D. (Basic Books: 2007)
The Boys at the Back by Christina Hoff Sommer