Author Archives: James Palmieri

Follow KPS’ Spring Break Travels!

If you wish to follow the travels of our student/faculty groups this break, subscribe to the blogs below (or click on the tabs above): China – Language & Cultural Immersion Tour of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai! Partner Organization: WildChina; http://www.wildchina.com/ … Continue reading

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Maasai Warriors Visit KPS’ “Warriors in Training”

Jambo!  This morning, “The Last Maasai Warriors” from Kenya, Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana, visited the KPS Middle and Upper Schools.  On behalf of Free the Children (http://www.freethechildren.com), an international charity organization and global education partner, Wilson and Jackson spoke … Continue reading

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10×10’s ‘Girl Rising’ Film Teaser

In honor of the International Day of the Girl, I am sharing a 90-second film teaser from “10×10,” a non-profit group and social media campaign that emphasizes their belief that “educating girls in developing nations will change the world.”  In … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl – 10/11/12

On Thursday, October 11th, KPS will take part in celebrating the 1st United Nations’ International Day of the Girl, to “help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach … Continue reading

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Congratulations Annie!

KPS Senior Annie McMullan ’13 spent part of her 2012 summer vacation volunteering with Operation Smile in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  On Tuesday, Sept. 25th, Annie spoke to the entire Upper School community, sharing organization and trip information, … Continue reading

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2013 KPS Global Trips Announcement

We are pleased to provide the Kent Place School community with a preliminary list of service and departmental trips that we are considering offering during Spring Break 2013.  We will utilize the summer months to collect feedback and plan further before finalizing the … Continue reading

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KP Students Reflect on Spring Break Adventures

Costa Rica “Before I went on the Global Service Learning Initiative trip with Kent Place School, I associated Costa Rica with the rainforest, poison dart frogs, and zip-lining.  I had never travelled to Central America or even been out of … Continue reading

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Perspectives Day: “Homes and Homelessness”

On Monday, April 10, the Kent Place School Community held its annual Perspectives Day, celebrating a meaningful year devoted to the theme of Homes and Homelessness.  From the Teens Tackle Homelessness conference KPS hosted in November, to the Global Service Learning Initiatives’ home building projects in … Continue reading

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Global Service Learners Return Safely!

35 Upper School Students and 8 KPS Chaperones returned home safely this weekend following adventorous service trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala and New Orleans, Louisiana.  All three groups completed admirable work building (or-rebuilding) homes and a community center… all while … Continue reading

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KPS’ “Glocal” Partnership: St. Benedict’s Prep

Earlier this week, the Kent Place School Diversity Council hosted students from St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, an all-boys Catholic school located in Newark, for the 4th Annual “School Swap.” The swap is a unique opportunity that offers Kent Place students the chance … Continue reading

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