Category Archives: Global Education

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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KPS Sophomore Stacy Neul tours South America!

On February 1st – with hiking boots on and her backpack filled to capacity, Sophomore Stacy Neul departed for Quito, Ecuador with The Traveling School (TTS).  An organization based in Montana, TTS offers specialized high school courses, overseas travel, outdoor adventure, and … Continue reading

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Update: Grade 2′s “Stanleys” reach Hong Kong!

Update from post on Feb. 1:  Eleven second graders received responses from their Flat Stanley friends in Hong Kong!  Several weeks ago, KPS students sent their Flat Stanleys – and letters about themselves – to students at the Tung Tak School in … Continue reading

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KPS to Build Homes in Guatemala!

WHO?  12 Upper School Students, led by trip chaperones: Mrs. Woodall, Ms. Bhatt and Mrs. Benthien. WHAT?  To build two homes from scratch with From Houses to Homes, whose mission is to strengthen community harmony in highland Guatemala by building … Continue reading

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KPS to Re-Build Homes in New Orleans!

WHO?  14 Upper School Students, led by trip chaperones: Dr. Rezach, Ms. Hennessy and Mr. Palmieri. WHAT? REBUILD a great American city and work alongside New Orleanians who are reclaiming their communities. SHAPE the future of the city’s historic neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Back to Costa Rica!

In 2011, the KPS World Language Department partnered with World Leadership School (http://www.worldleadershipschool.com/) of Denver, CO, to organize an exciting Spanish-language and cultural immersion experience in Chilamate, Costa Rica, while incorporating elements of service learning, leadership development, and of course, adventure.  The … Continue reading

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Bracelet Fundraiser Continues…

Participants from the 2012 global service learning trips to Guatemala and New Orleans are working together to raise funds for their projects taking place during Spring Break.  To do so, they are selling colorful bracelets purchased from Roberto Made It, … Continue reading

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2nd Grade’s “Flat Stanleys” have reached Langeoog, Germany!

Earlier this month, KPS Teachers Ms. Gina Ferraioli and Mrs. Karen Libera launched a “Flat Stanley” program with their 2nd Grade classes.  To complement their social studies curriculum – and their study of the continents, the objective of the project is … Continue reading

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KPS and Integracion Juvenile, Dominican Republic

This week, Primary Spanish Teacher Dora Gragg and Director of Studies Sergio Alati will depart for the Dominican Republic to further develop our established school partnership with Integracion Juvenile in Puerto Plata.  For two years, KPS Fourth graders have communicated through … Continue reading

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KPS Global Education

Mission: The mission of the Global Program at Kent Place School is to empower young women as leaders who understand, evaluate and take action in response to the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world. To accomplish this, we have … Continue reading

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