KENTS HILLS, Maine — The Board of Trustees of Kents Hill School has appointed Patrick C. McInerney Interim Head of School effective July 1. He succeeds Jeremy LaCasse who was Head of School for two years.
“We have entrusted Mr. McInerney to maintain what we love about Kents Hill School: strong core values, and an outstanding faculty that recognizes our students for their individual talents and learning styles,” said Board of Trustees President, Steven P. Akin, in a press release. “Mr. McInerney’s 20 years of commitment to Kents Hill as teacher, coach and administrator give us full confidence in his ability to lead our community.”
Akin also said, “Kents Hill is in a position of great health. Enrollment is at an all-time high, and retention of experienced faculty remains strong. Construction on a new student center is underway and we remain committed to providing an exceptional college preparatory experience for all of our students.”
Patrick McInerney and his wife Cindy have been involved in education for over 30 years. A graduate of both Bates College and Harvard University, Patrick McInerney has served as Associate Head of School, Dean of Students, and Director of Admissions. As a teacher, he has taught a variety of science classes, including AP Biology and coached soccer, skiing and tennis. The McInerneys’ two sons, Christopher and Brendan graduated from Kents Hill School, in 2002 and 2004 respectively.
“I feel so honored to be asked to lead the school I love, that has been my home for over 20 years, has educated my own children and offers so much to all the members of this exceptional community,” McInerney said in a press release.
Kents Hill School is on a 400-acre campus and is home to a closely knit community of approximately 245 students from over 15 countries and 22 states. Committed to the belief that one man or woman of principle can always make a difference, the Kents Hill faculty encourages the curiosity and interests of each student, cultivating academic success and teaching understanding of and respect for oneself and others. Kents Hill fosters confident, forward-thinking young men and women who are striving to make a difference in the world. With vigorous academics, vibrant arts programs, outstanding athletics facilities, and focus on character development, Kents Hill offers each student the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive community.