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King School

An independent day school educating students PreK-Grade 12

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The Power of Wonder

At King, the smartest person in the room is not the one with all the answers but the one with all the questions.

Our students are the curious ones – the ones who aren’t afraid to ask why, to try something new, to get it wrong before they get it right.

Because if it wasn’t for curiosity, no one would have ever discovered that the earth is round. If it wasn’t for questions, we wouldn’t know that we can fly. If it wasn’t for exploration, we would never have reached the moon. Questions took us there.

We believe in the POWER OF WONDER.

Lower School (PreK - Grade 5)

We create an environment that elevates wonder, curiosity, and joy. Our program is an interactive, hands-on experience that nurtures a love of learning and working with others. 

We foster self-discovery and encourage students to explore their academic, artistic, and athletic talents in ways that promote balance, growth, and overall wellness.

We empower students by emphasizing self-knowledge, expansive learning, and courageous thinking. These qualities lead to happy, healthy, and purposeful lives.

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The Power of Inquiry

It begins with students as agents in the learning experience. When students are exploring, reflecting, questioning, evaluating, making connections — and expert educators are creating and welcoming these moments of discovery — students are truly learning.

Every day students are engaging as curious thinkers, challenging their intellect, and building the skills needed to lead lives of ongoing inquiry.

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The Power of Belonging

We welcome different viewpoints and perspectives. Ensuring that every member of the community enjoys a sense of belonging is paramount to the school’s mission and aligned with our virtues of Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect. 

We celebrate our differences and various backgrounds, and we become stronger together.

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The Power of a King Education

King alumni thrive in college and rise to the top of any field or industry. Powered by their curiosity and guided by dedicated and expert educators, our students learn and learn how to learn. Armed with all the necessary skills that they will need in their lives beyond King, they leave ready to tackle the next chapters of their lives.

Our students strive to make an impact as bold, curious, and imaginative leaders and change-makers. By the time they graduate, they are better prepared to better the world. 

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Four Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Of more than 1.3 million submissions, King Class of 2024 students Catie Harvey, Max Krueger, Spencer Neckritzt, and Jack Zipper were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this month. The students follow in the footsteps of their peer Ben Persily ’23, who, earlier this year, became the first King student ever to win the scholarship. Being named a semifinalist puts these students in a pool of less than 1% of high school seniors.

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Grade 1 Meets With School Leaders

First grade social studies students explored the concept of community by discussing the social units they belong to and how smaller units make up greater communities. The inquiry-based unit included identifying community leaders at King, and they invited Head of Lower School Dr. Sandy Lizaire-Duff and Head of School Carol Maoz for interviews about their roles at King.

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Middle School U Returns for a Second Year

For the second year, King School's Middle School University (MSU) launched Grade 6 students into the new year, introducing essential skills and concepts for successful learning in Middle School. 

This year, the program expanded on three original areas of focus: materials management, effective communication, and executive functioning skills. A new unit was added to encourage students to take risks by helping them navigate anxiety associated with stepping out of their comfort zones.

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Friday Fall Fest Features Food, Fun, Family, Field Hockey and Football!

The King community showed up in full force to cheer the Viking Field Hockey and Football teams at Fall Fest on Friday, September 15. Students, faculty, and staff from all divisions enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of fun and games on campus before dismissal. Both teams played hard, securing wins at home behind a chorus of cheers and applause.

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King Students Selected as Teens to Watch

Congratulations to upper school students Olivia Asnes ’25, Nicholas Butler ’24, Felicity Goudie ’25, Antonia Kolb ’24, Julian LaGattuta ’24, Olivia Rodrigues ’25, and Zachary Munno ’24, for being selected as Moffly Media “Teens to Watch 2023.” The students are profiled in Moffly’s September issues according to their hometowns and lauded for their academic accomplishments and community contributions. Antonia is also featured on Bedford and New Canaan Magazine’s “18 Under 18” list for her outstanding research achievements.

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Setting the Tone for Grade 8

To help the Grade 8 class step into the division’s leadership role, middle school teachers kicked off the new year by hosting the Grade 8 Retreat. This year's event took place in the Middle School on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, and offered students a chance to connect with their peers, set expectations, and share their vision for the year ahead.

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