Earlier this year, LS students in Grades 3-5 partnered with a school in Africa to explore electricity accessibility and how something we take for granted every day can be life changing for children in Ghana.
At King School, educating our youth to become future global leaders is at the forefront of our curricular mission to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. King Global Education, a comprehensive program woven into the PreK-Grade 12 curriculum, develops students knowledge of the world cultural diversity within the context of globalization and change. By fostering in students an educated awareness of our increasingly interdependent world, King prepares students to recognize the need for their active participation in ethical, cultural, socioeconomic, political, scientific, and environmental issues.
We invite you to explore the elements of a King School Global Education below:
- PreK-Grade 12 Curriculum
- Certificate of Distinction in Global Studies
- Exchange Programs Abroad and at King
- Leadership Opportunities
- International Programs: Cultural and Service Experiences Abroad
- Global Events
Global Education at King School prepares students for rapidly changing world demands that we provide them with specific content knowledge and teach them to commit to service and to the environment. Students have the opportunity to become fluent in one or more world languages, assume leadership roles, and acquire skills to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
The Program includes the following practices and outcomes for students:
- Examining global challenges using a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach that fosters global citizenship awareness
- Participating in collaborative initiatives that stimulate curiosity and sensitivity to the diversity of our world and environment
- Appreciating other cultures with different sets of values and beliefs
- Providing opportunities for leadership, partnerships, and networking
- Interacting with students from other countries
- Model U.N.: Brown, Harvard, Beijing, and England Model U.N. conferences
- Global Student Leaders Summit (July 2018 Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary)
- Global Leadership Symposium
- Global Youth Initiative & Global Citizen Summit at Harvard
- King Clubs: Amnesty International, buildOn, Environment Club and Operation of Hope
Below is a list of our international programs for the 2017-2018 school year. Programs and destinations change each year to provide students with a wide range of cultural and/or service experiences abroad.
- Global Student Leaders Summit - Berlin
- Costa Rica
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Window into the world
Window into the World are multidisciplinary, all-school events that bring musicians, artists, film producers, and heritage speakers into classes and on stage to provide instructive workshops.
Global Classroom at the United Nations
King partners with the International Cinema Education organization (I.C.E.) to offer an annual Global Classroom. The Global Classroom is a tailor-made program for high school students which uses films, literature and private U.N. briefings as catalysts to facilitate discussions about international events, global finance, cross-cultural affairs, and critical thinking
Guest Speaker Series
Guest speakers enable students to understand a global challenge through memorable testimonies and meaningful analyses by experts. Prior speakers are from Sudan, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and the United Nations.
In late February, a group of US students in the Global Studies program visited the United Nations as part of the UN's Global Classroom. The group also included 10 visiting French exchange students who had spent two weeks at King.
A group of 25 US students traveled to Harvard in late January to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations, a four-day international relations simulation for high school students. The group had an excellent conference and tremendous success.
On Friday, January 27, Faculty and Students gathered around campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rooster.
On Saturday, February 4, King School will open its doors to host the first ever Global Education Leadership Symposium. Through an open exchange of ideas, design thinking, and a deeper understanding of our strengths, the Symposium will explore ways of preparing students for an increasingly interconnected world.
In mid November, 20 US students participated in the Brown University simulation of the United Nations. Congratulations to two students - Hannah Berrick '19 and Mathilda Von Guttenberg '20 - who received top awards.
In late October, a group of Chinese teachers and administrators from the JianHua Experimental School, a private institution in Beijing, visited King to observe classes and tour campus.