Kent is known as the Garden of England, representing the English countryside at its best with a landscape of rolling hills, wooded valleys, orchards, vineyards and many fruit farms. Among the picturesque Kentish villages you will find splendid castles, gardens and historic houses. Kent offers many outstanding boarding schools and colleges to international students.
Sevenoaks School was founded in 1432, it was one of the first schools in the world to offer the IB and now it has over 30 years of experience teaching it. The school is situated on 100-acre campus adjoining Knole Park and close to town centre. The attractive country town of Sevenoaks is set amidst the woods, hills and valleys of the North Downs. Named originally after seven oak trees in the town, it was established in the 12th Century. Its long High Street is a picturesque hotchpotch of buildings of all shapes and styles - from the Vine Cricket Ground to the north, one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country, to the fine landscape of Knole bordering it on the east. Tonbridge School, founded in 1553, is a major boys' public school. The school occupies an extensive site of about 150 acres on the northern edge of the town of Tonbridge, which has been a market town since the middle ages. The Normans chose it for their splendid motte and bailey castle, which dominates the town to this day.
Beechwood School, now in the final decade of its first 100 years, is as much a part of Tunbridge Wells as the health-giving springs which gave the town its name. The school is a short walk from the centre of the town. Royal Tunbridge Wells has been a fashionable spa town since the 17th century when it became popular among royalty and aristocracy. A few miles away from the town, set amidst the fruit farms and hop fields of the Weald of Kent, between the villages of Marden and Goudhurst is Bethany School. Bethany was founded by The Reverend J. Kendon in 1866 and today it is a strong, thriving school. Kent College Pembury, one of the leading schools for girls in Kent, is situated on a beautiful 75-acre site in the village of Pembury, just 3 miles from Tunbridge Wells.
Sutton Valence School is situated a few miles away from Maidstone, the thriving county town of Kent, in a beautiful historic village of Sutton Valence. Established in 1576, this is an outstanding school set in a peaceful, historic setting. Maidstone is situated on the River Medway halfway between Dover and London and has always been a bustling centre for local and regional trade. Ashford School is situated in the centre of the town of Ashford, close to Ashford International station. Since its beginnings, over 110 years ago, Ashford School has had a tradition of academic excellence and achievement. In the town of Ashford visitors can enjoy the very best of an old market town and all the vibrancy of a modern international gateway.
King’s School Rochester is situated within the conservation area of historic town of Rochester, close to both the Norman Castle and Cathedral. King's was founded in 604 a. d. - it is the oldest choir school and the second oldest school in the world. The City of Rochester has grown from a little Saxon village to a historic city representing one of England finest cities. One of Rochester most famous connections is that with C. Dickens. Cobham Hall School is a leading boarding school for girls. Its magnificent Tudor manor house is set in 150 acres of historic parkland, only a few miles away from Rochester.
Dover College is sighted in the grounds of a 12th Century Benedictine Priory, an idyllic site of the historic heart of Dover. The College was founded in 1871 by a group of local businessmen, who considered that it would be beneficial for the town to have its own public school. Dover is a town and major ferry port; it faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. Kent College Canterbury is situated in delightful grounds on the edge of the historic City of Canterbury. It is renowned as a particularly friendly and welcoming college with a strong family feeling. Canterbury has been a European pilgrimage site of major importance for over 800 years since the assassination of Archbishop T. Becket in 1170. St. Lawrence College is situated within walking distance from the town centre of Ramsgate and the sea. This is a small and fine school, with high expectations academically of their students and a fantastic extra-curricular provision. Ramsgate is a small and historic seaside town; it boasts some fine architecture dating from the Regency period, when it prospered first as a garrison town.