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  • SKS Reopening Plan

    July 8th, 2020

    South Kent School is excited to announce that we will welcome you back to campus starting Monday, August 24, 2020.

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  • Announcing South Kent Selects Academy's New Head Coaches

    May 28th, 2020

    South Kent School is excited and proud to announce new 2020-2021 South Kent Selects Academy Head Coaches.

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  • Prize Day Challenge

    April 28th, 2020

    Thank you for your incredible support and participation in our Prize Day Challenge.

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  • State of the School - St. Michael's Chapel - April 26, 2020

    April 26th, 2020

    Head of School Lawrence A. Smith '73's "State of the School” chapel talk.

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  • Legacy Global Sports and South Kent School Joint Statement

    April 22nd, 2020

    Legacy Global Sports (LGS) and South Kent School (SKS) are issuing this joint statement to confirm that SKS will continue to operate the boys' Selects Academy hockey program, and that the Selects Academy program is not moving to another school. 

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  • South Kent School Bike-a-thon Supports World Bicycle Relief

    February 12th, 2020

    On February 15th, 2020, starting at 10am, South Kent School students held a 24-hour Bike-a-thon to raise awareness of, and funds for, World Bicycle Relief ( This organization provides bicycles to support people in developing nations and disaster recovery.

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  • Alumni Soccer Game

    January 15th, 2020

    You're invited to attend & play in South Kent School's Alumni Soccer Game vs the current team

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  • Two SKSA Students Head to Youth Olympics (Part One)

    January 10th, 2020

    USA Hockey has named fourth formers Vinny Borgesi (defenseman), and Arthur Smith (goalie), of South Kent Selects Academy’s U15 hockey team, to the 2020 U.S.A. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. 

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  • Two SKSA Students Head to Youth Olympics (Part Two)

    January 10th, 2020

    USA Hockey has named fourth formers Arthur Smith (goalie), and Vinny Borgesi (defenseman), of South Kent Selects Academy’s U15 hockey team, to the 2020 U.S.A. Youth Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.

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  • Undefeated… Again!

    December 16th, 2019

    Undefeated: the Cardinals have done it again! By going undefeated through their season, for the third time since 2011, South Kent Prep Soccer has proven that they have what it takes to go toe to toe against the top teams in the country, and dominate. This 19-0 season represents the 4th National Championship, the 9th New England Championship and the 12th Western New England Regular Season Championship for the school.

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  • Fourth Form Hands-On History

    December 12th, 2019

    What better way is there to learn about and understand history than to live it? The annual Galileo Trial at South Kent School has students reenact trials based on the Decree of 1616 forbidding Galileo from spreading his ideas supporting Copernican heliocentrism and the subsequent 1633 trial of Galileo by the Roman Inquisition.

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  • Coach Jon Hutcheon Promoted to Director of Hockey Operations

    December 6th, 2019

    South Kent School is happy to announce that Jon Hutcheon has been promoted to Director of Hockey Operations!  With his drive and dedication, both to South Kent School and to the hockey program, we are very excited to have Jon at the helm. 

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  • 96 Years of SKS

    September 26th, 2019

    In honor of South Kent School’s founding on this day 96 years ago, Father Schell, the Headmaster of Kent School, joined us in St. Michael’s Chapel. Father Schell discussed the role of Reverend Frederick Herbert Sill, founder and former headmaster of Kent School, and two Kent alumni, Samuel Slater Bartlett and Richard M. Cuyler, in the founding of South Kent School. Of note to Father Schell was the importance in his own early years as a headmaster, of Reverend Sill’s “Letters to Sam”, a collection of words of advice from Sill to Bartlett as “Sam” navigated his early time as founder and headmaster of South Kent School.

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  • South Kent School Kicks Off 96th Year

    September 5th, 2019

    South Kent School has opened for its 96th year with 165 students from 22 countries and 21 American states. Families were welcomed to the Hillside on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for Registration Day.

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  • Four Alumni Drafted to NHL

    June 25th, 2019

    Four South Kent Selects Academy alumni were recently picked in the 2019 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. Shane Pinto ’18 was a 2nd round pick, selected 32nd overall by the Ottawa Senators. Zac Jones ’19 was drafted in the 3rd round, 68th pick, by the New York Rangers. Ethan Phillips ’19 was picked by the Detroit Red Wings in round 4 as the 97th pick. Dominic Basse ’19 was a round 6, 167th pick, to the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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  • Faculty Profile: Award-Winning Artist Cheryl Moore Creates a Space for Inspiration

    May 14th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer

    Cheryl Moore decided to enter the Kent Art Association juried show in the pastel category for the first time in about 10 years...and she won. This accomplishment is impressive in itself, but add in the fact that when she entered a decade ago she also earned the prize, and it is clear Mrs. Moore has a rare talent. Often introducing herself to parents and visitors in her witty manner, she says, “Hi, I’m Cheryl Moore, and I’m the art department.” This always garners a laugh, but it is simply true; Mrs. Moore has been the backbone of a dynamic, quietly transformational program here since she joined South Kent School in 2008.

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  • U18 Hockey Wins Back-To-Back National Championships!

    April 9th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer

    They did it! Our U18 hockey team has won back-to-back USA Hockey National Championships with a 3-2 OT victory over North Jersey Avalanche in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The South Kent Selects Academy team, representing the Central Connecticut Youth Hockey Association (CCYHA), came out on top in the tournament among the 16 best Tier I Midget AAA Youth Hockey teams in the country.

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  • SKSA USA Hockey Nationals Updates

    April 8th, 2019

    Check back here for the schedule and the latest updates on how our Central CT Selects U15 and U18 are doing at USA Hockey Nationals.

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  • U18s to Defend National Title, U15s Ready to Join Them

    March 25th, 2019

    We are proud to announce that our U15 and U18 Hockey teams, representing Central CT Selects (CCYHA), will take the national stage at the 2019 National Championships! The U18s are ready to defend their championship as they won Nationals last year in Philadelphia, and the U15s are prepared for a fresh chance at the title on their level.

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  • Fourth Formers Bring History to Life in Galileo Trial

    March 7th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer

    Galileo Galilei was on trial once again at South Kent School on Wednesday, March 6th, and the entire Fourth Form participated in the project, embodying historical characters from 17th century Italy. The class was split into two consecutive trials, both with a modern courtroom twist. The first was based on the Decree of 1616 forbidding Galileo to spread his ideas supporting Copernican heliocentrism and the second modeled the subsequent 1633 trial of Galileo by the Roman Inquisition.

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  • South Kent Selects Academy U18 Wins the USPHL Championship!

    February 26th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer

    The South Kent Selects Academy U18 team has won the USPHL Championship! After defeating the New Jersey Hitmen 3-1 on Sunday, February 24th, captain Jack Robilotti ’19 called it “a great weekend lot of great competition.” For a number of student-athletes on the team, this was the second year in a row earning this honor, as the U16s took home the title last year. “It was great to win another USPHL championship, back to-back ,” said captain Jack Robilotti '19, who is also a South Kent prefect.

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  • Students Celebrate MLK Day With Self-Reflective Discussion

    January 31st, 2019

    This past week, the students and faculty at South Kent School worked together to plan a day to honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his ideas on race, justice, and peaceful protesting.

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  • VOTE NOW: Three South Kent Alumni Nominated for Hobey Baker Award

    January 22nd, 2019

    Among those in the running for “college hockey’s most prestigious award” are former South Kent hockey players Alex Limoges '16, Pennsylvania State University forward, Chase Priskie '14, Quinnipiac defenseman, team captain, and Washington Capitals draft pick, and Joe Snively ’14, Yale University forward.

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  • Faculty Profile: Patty Garcia-Pedroso

    January 14th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer

    It’s been over 15 years since Patty Garcia-Pedroso first visited the Hillside at South Kent School. “Gonzo wanted to show me the school while we were in New York City for a shoe show,” she remembers of her trip with now-husband Gonzalo Garcia-Pedroso ’95. “He was working for his father and was very excited to take some time off and share his school with me.”

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  • Fall Athletics Awards 2018

    January 7th, 2019

    The Fall Athletics Awards honor the top athletes on our Prep Soccer, Varsity Soccer, and Cross Country Teams. 

    This season's winners are:

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  • Patrick Bonis Faculty Profile: The Adventure Of Teaching

    December 3rd, 2018 by Sarah Pfeffer

    Patrick Bonis joined South Kent in 2005 when the School needed a Spanish I teacher. “I had some experience with teaching and learning the language,” he notes. But like many teachers at South Kent, Mr. Bonis is a man of many talents. He now teaches Physical Science and is the “Call to Adventure” Affinity Group Coordinator.

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  • SKS Students Add Flavor to Kent Affordable Housing’s Night of 1000 Pies

    November 13th, 2018

    Students in our Sustainable Cooking class recently baked savory and sweet pies, and breads to donate to Kent Affordable Housing’s Night of 1000 Pies. Using as many ingredients sourced from our north campus farm as they could, including chickens and produce they raised themselves, students prepared chicken pot pies, apple pies, apple cranberry crumble pies, banana breads...

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  • SKS Leads "Thriller" Flash Mob in Kent

    October 31st, 2018

    The town of Kent welcomed the South Kent boys for another rendition of the classic Halloween "Thriller" dance on Halloween night on the field adjacent to Kent's own Heron Gallery. Thanks to almost two months of steady practice, they boys' performance did not dissapoint. As they have been for the past few years, the South Kent boys were the life (or death?) of the party.

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  • South Kent Teacher to Represent New England at National Environmental Conference

    October 9th, 2018

    On October 10th, South Kent School science teacher Emily Carreiro will head to the 47th annual North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference in Spokane, Washington. Carreiro is attending as the Interim President of the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) and will represent the only New England private school in attendance.

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  • South Kent School Kicks Off 95th Year

    September 6th, 2018

    South Kent School has opened for its 95th year with 174 students from 21 countries and 24 American states. Families were welcomed to the Hillside on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for Registration Day.

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  • South Kent Selects Academy Finalizes Head Coaches

    August 29th, 2018

    South Kent, Conn.––South Kent Selects Academy has named two head coaches to complete its leadership team for the upcoming season. Jon Hutcheon, St. Louis Blues skills development coach and owner/lead instructor of High End Hockey, has accepted the position as head coach of the SKSA U15 team while Chris Uber has been promoted to head coach of the reigning USA Hockey Tier 1 National Champion SKSA U18 team.

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  • Head of School Andy Vadnais to Step Down; Lawrence Smith '73 Named Interim Head

    August 17th, 2018

    After over 20 years of service, Head of School Andrew J. Vadnais will step down from South Kent effective August 27, 2018. He will take a yearlong sabbatical for the 2018-’19 academic year. Distinguished educator and SKS trustee Lawrence A. Smith ’73 will take the helm as Interim Head of School.

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  • Farabee and Pettersen Selected in 2018 NHL Draft

    July 1st, 2018

    Two Selects Academy at South Kent School (SASKS) alumni were recently picked in the 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. Joel Farabee ’18 was selected 14th overall in the 1st round by the Philadelphia Flyers (where he will join fellow South Kent alumnus Shayne Gostisbehere ’11). Mathias Emilio Pettersen ’18 was drafted in the 6th round at 167th overall to the Calgary Flames. Both were ranked as NHL prospects earlier this year.

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  • Fourth Form Presents Galileo Trial for 19th Year

    February 7th, 2018

    The Fourth Form at South Kent School presented a lively mock trial on Friday, February 2, 2018, of Galileo Galilei, a polymath who was tried for heresy because of his heliocentric view of the solar system.

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  • AMG: 10 Years of Technological Exploration

    March 3rd, 2015

    When people today consider South Kent School’s Advanced Media Group, they likely think of the hard-working group of students who follow our athletic teams and broadcast games with live commentary for all to enjoy. 

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