About Kent Academy
Mission and Values…
Our mission is to provide a small school environment with an individualized and integrated curriculum at a more affordable price. To protect and promote the right of every student to a quality, equitable education where each student is able to learn through experiences and multi-sensory methods, while learning to incorporate the tools and strategies needed to overcome challenges in a safe and motivating environment provided by teachers that facilitate learning while nurturing each student based upon their individual need.
We value diversity and acceptance of all individuals, this includes but is not limited to race, religion, gender identification, sexuality, socioeconomic status, etc. Our students and staff come from various backgrounds and we like to believe that our love and respect for each other, as members of this Kent family and members of our society, can ensure that each child feels seen and heard. We are so thankful that this love and acceptance is shared by our students and their families.
Who We Serve…
Kent Academy was established to meet the needs of the typical twice exceptional (2E) student that struggles in the traditional school environment. Students that fit the Kent Academy model tend to be:
Able to thrive in a “workshop style” learning environment.
Able to work independently.
Cognitively able with average to above average intelligence. Twice Exceptional (2E) – may also have one of the following diagnoses
- Anxiety (But able to operate independently in a classroom setting)
- Reading or Math disabilities
Twice exceptional (2E) kids may display strengths in certain areas and weaknesses in others. Common characteristics of twice exceptional students include:
- Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Strong sense of curiosity
- Low self-esteem due to perfectionism
- Difficulties with reading and writing
It is important to note that Kent Academy is unable to accommodate students with Spectrum Disorders, or those that require additional social-emotional and/or behavioral support. While we want to help all children, we do not have the additional resources and support staff to meet the needs of every child.