Both the structure of the academic program and the classes that are taught were carefully researched to provide boys with what they need to succeed during these developmental years. In keeping with the Goals & Criteria, religion classes, retreats, liturgies and an active service program set the cornerstone of the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to help students develop independence, self-awareness, effective communication skills, personal responsibility and leadership skills, as well as inspire confidence and a life-long love of learning. Kensington Hall strives to provide a disciplined atmosphere in which to learn, while still providing a safe place to make mistakes. Character development is stressed on a daily basis focused on fostering respect of others and the environment, compassion, kindness and courtesy, and acceptance of others’ differences.
Immersion Week & Experiential Learing
Along with learning the traditional academic subjects, KH students engage in many real-life experiences that enable them to learn more about themselves and the world around them. At the conclusion of each five-week academic cycle, students participate in immersion week activities. These hands-on, meaningful activities reinforce the work that the students have completed throughout the cycle and provide opportunities to use classroom knowledge in a different setting. Through activities such as overnight camps, service learning, team-building, internships, and end-of-the-year trips, students learn to look at the world through a different lens, identify problems, work together as a team to problem solve, and have a sense of responsibility and independence.
Mobile Technology Program
The middle school one-to-one mobile technology program strives to prepare students for the 21st century demands of education. Launched in the fall of 2014, each student has a mobile computing device, allowing for a collaborative learning environment that promotes communication, emphasizes critical thinking and fosters creativity. The students of today are immersed in a world of technology, and we prepare our boys with learning that endorses conscientious risk-taking, curiosity, self-direction and choice, which genuinely complement the Goals and Criteria.