Kent Denver Centennial Celebration 2022

In the spring of 1922, three teachers, Mary Kent Wallace, Mary Austin Bogue and Mary Louise Rathvon—known affectionately as the "Three Marys"—went on a mountain retreat. When they returned to Denver, they had plans to open their own school. 

By the fall, the Three Marys had secured thirteen faculty members, 82 students (including a few boys in the elementary grades!) and a mansion-turned-school-building at 933 Sherman Street in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood. On September 18, 1922, the newly christened Kent School for Girls—named for founding principal Mary Kent Wallace—held its first day of classes.

One hundred years later—after three campuses, a merger with the all-boys Denver Country Day School, and countless other evolutions—we will celebrate the school's Centennial anniversary with a year of programs for the entire Kent Denver community. We aim not only to highlight school history, but also to connect our past with the decisions we are making today and the plans we are laying for the next 100 years of Kent Denver!

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Centennial Celebration and Other Events

Celebrate Kent Denver's 100th birthday during the Centennial Celebration & Alumni Homecoming Weekend October 7–8, 2022!

In addition to milestone reunions for 2s and 7s grads, the entire alumni community is invited to Kent Denver's 100th birthday party!

Additional Details and RSVP

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Kent Denver History

We are excited to share highlights from Kent Denver's first 100 years including archival photos and major milestones in the school's evolution.

We also welcome stories from the community!

Centennial timeline and other highlights from school history

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Centennial Highlights