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Core Values

About Us

Located in central Maine, Kents Hill School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school grades 9-Postgraduate attracting 200 students from Maine, the United States, and around the world.

Since 1824, Kents Hill has been dedicated to providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values. 

Kents Hill School takes seriously the development of the whole person and emphasizes character.

Jane P., Kents Hill Parent

Aerial View of Kents Hill School in Fall

Building Leaders

We live by ten words that together represent Leadership: Altruism, Compassion, Courage, Friendship, Honesty, Perseverance, Responsibility, Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Tolerance.


Committed to the individual and the potential that lies within, Kents Hill School challenges students to grow into engaged, creative learners, global stewards, and compassionate leaders.


At Kents Hill School we educate our students in mind, body, and character to:

  • Prepare for the challenges and opportunities of higher education;
  • Accept and respect themselves and others, and work together for the common good;
  • Be responsible stewards of our natural environment and Kents Hill School’s community heritage;
  • Embody the ideal that one person of principle can always make a difference.
A huddle during a Kents Hill School soccer game


  • To create a stimulating academic community where students become life-long learners;
  • To build each student’s confidence, leadership, and sense of self;
  • To promote athletic competition and sportsmanship;
  • To inspire creative expression and an appreciation for the arts;
  • To encourage the community to value diversity, to accept differences, and to embrace a global perspective.