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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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  • Prize Day Challenge

    April 29th, 2019


    Please join us on April 30th for the Prize Day Challenge, our 36-hour challenge for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a donation to the South Kent School Annual Fund. Our goal is to acquire 150 gifts totaling $36,000 in 36-hours.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Kent School Has a New Website!

    June 5th, 2018


    I am pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. This has been a careful, in-depth process from start to finish. We wanted the South Kent School website to provide our community with a helpful, engaging, and user-friendly experience. I invite you to peruse the new site and check out all it has to offer; we have found that it has a clean, simple, and sleek design which is conducive to finding the information you need easily while interacting with and enjoying the vibrant photos and media of the School today.

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  • Frozen Four: Andrew Peeke ’16 Competes with Notre Dame

    April 5th, 2018


    Coming up on the heels of representing Team USA at the World Junior Championship, Andrew Peeke ’16 is in the spotlight once again – this time, in the Frozen Four. The time has come for the annual battle for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, and Peeke is poised to fight for the title with the #1 seeded University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, starting with the semifinal game vs. #2 University of Michigan TONIGHT, April 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET in St. Paul, MN.

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  • SKS: The First Century

    March 22nd, 2018


    In 2023 South Kent School will be 100 years old! One of the ways we plan to celebrate is with the publication of a school history entitled South Kent School: The First Century.  Paul Abbott has agreed to help compile and edit the volume but we hope the main authors will be those of you who witnessed and participated in the making of South Kent School history.

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  • Flyers Defenseman Gostisbehere ’11 Invites Hockey Team from Alma Mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, to NHL Game

    March 13th, 2018


    Shayne Gostisbehere ’11 isn’t just a South Kent School alumnus. Before coming to the  Hillside, the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for two years. A native of Pembroke Pines, FL, the tragic events of February 14 hit close to home, literally: not only was he a student at Stoneman Douglas, but his grandparents live only a mile from the school.

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  • Five South Kent Alumni Ranked as 2018 NHL Draft Prospects

    February 1st, 2018


    The National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting Midterm Rankings have been announced, and five former South Kent School students have been named to the North American Skaters list. Devin Rask, Director of Selects Academy at South Kent, noted that this was the highest number of South Kent alumni to ever be on the NHL Draft Prospect Rankings at once.

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  • Peeke ’16 Plays for Team USA in World Junior Championship

    January 5th, 2018


    Former South Kent School student Andrew Peeke ’16 is on the international stage once again, this time as a member of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team,

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  • NHL.com Features Joel Farabee ’18 as Potential First-Round Pick

    November 7th, 2017


    Joel Farabee ’18, a previous Selects Academy at South Kent School left wing, is getting noticed by the National Hockey League (NHL) for his hard work. NHL correspondent Joe Yerdon wrote an article on Farabee, noting that despite his “small stature” compared to some others in the league, “he has earned an A rating on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list as a potential first-round pick” for the 2018 draft.

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  • Three SKS Alumni Drafted to NHL

    June 27th, 2017


    On Saturday, June 24th, Keith Petruzzelli '17, Brandon Crawley '15, and Skyler Brind'Amour '18 joined the ever growing list of South Kent School alumni who have been drafted to the NHL.

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  • 50th Anniversary of Crew National Title

    June 7th, 2016


    Saturday, May 28, 2016 marked an important anniversary for South Kent School. That day, fifty years ago, the South Kent School Crew won their first and only National Title after posting a 32-5 record throughout their standout season.

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  • Florentino '13 & Friars are National Champions

    April 9th, 2015


    It was an unforgettable night on Saturday, April 11th, for South Kent School alumnus Anthony Florentino '13, who helped his team win the NCAA Division I National Men's Hockey Championship. The Providence Friars won in a thrilling 4-3 finish versus Boston University. It was Florentino who scored Providence's first goal in the final game of the Frozen Four, garnering excitement from fans both in the rink and on social media.

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