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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.
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.
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.
November 20th, 2019
This past weekend our Prep Soccer team finished out their undefeated 2019 season as the Western New England Regular Season Champions, New England Class B Champions, and Top Drawer Soccer Prep School National Champions. For most of the players this would have been the best day of their year, however for one student, a few days earlier may have been even more important. On Thursday, November 14th Prep Soccer student-athlete Hassane Diakho made his commitment official as he signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to study and play Division I soccer at Lehigh University.
November 14th, 2019
Signing Day is always an exciting time of year for student-athletes as it marks the first time that they can officially commit to the colleges that have been pursuing them. This year Joshua Reaves was happy to sign his commitment to play for Division I Mount St. Mary’s University.
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.
July 8th, 2019
South Kent Selects Academy (SKSA) has hired Ryan Ward as Director of Player Personnel and U15 Head Coach for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Ward joins SKSA after spending last season as an Assistant Coach for the St. Louis Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate San Antonio Rampage. Several Rampage players earned promotions to the Stanley Cup- winning St. Louis Blues throughout both the regular season and playoffs. “We are very excited for Ryan to join our coaching staff” said Hockey Director Doug Holewa. “His experience coaching at all levels and his offensive approach to the game, specifically his work with the power-play, adds great balance to our staff.”
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 25th, 2019
The Prize Day ceremony began on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. On that momentous day, South Kent School graduated their senior and PG students for the 95th time in the school’s rich history. Head of School Lawrence A. Smith '73 recognized each graduate from the Class of 2019 by reading a personal narrative of each graduate's time on the Hillside and then giving them each a handshake. The closeness of everyone on campus was palpable in these moments.
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