Education: New Pater

Like lay brothers in a religious house, Kent Schoolboys do most of the work around their establishment themselves. They make beds, wait tables, do kitchen duty, scrub floors. Another part of the Kent pattern since its founding in a Connecticut farmhouse 43 years ago by Father Frederick H. Sill: a headmaster drawn from the Episcopal (and monastic) Order of the Holy Cross.

Last week, prosperous Kent School, with 300 students, 26 teachers, and $2,000,000 worth of modern colonial buildings sprawled along Connecticut's meandering Housatonic River, made an administrative departure. It hired a new...

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