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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
August 21st, 2018
The hiring of a world class hockey leader will provide the athletes, school and hockey program the key elements needed to usher South Kent Selects Academy (“SKSA”) into a new era of excellence.
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.
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.
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.