Category Archives: Global Education

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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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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