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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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Boys Lacrosse Wins FAA Championship and Postseason Updates

Congratulations to the Boys Lacrosse Team, who captured the FAA Tournament Championship with a thrilling 12-8 victory over Greenwich Country Day School! The win caps off an undefeated league season and is the first Boys Lacrosse tournament title for the Vikings since 2017!

Other spring teams are also bringing heat to postseason matchups this week. Read more about previous and upcoming games in this week’s update.

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Discovering Self Under the Sea

King Middle School's fabulous production of the classic tale “The Little Mermaid” marked the final theatrical show of the academic year. The play marks the first students-chosen script, an episodic piece that required full cooperation among the 21 actors, 10 student crew members, and four backstage adults to make the magic happen.

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"Artistry in Motion: Strings of Wonder" Combines Visual and Performing Arts

Students in Grades 3 through Grade 5 dazzled the King School community with an incredible display of visual and performing arts on Wednesday, May 15, with the debut of "Artistry in Motion: Strings of Wonder.” The performance culminated a year of research, inquiry, and exploration under the students' O.P.E.N. (Originality, Personal Vision, Experiences, Novel Approaches) art project.

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Grandparents and Special Friends Enjoy Learning in Lower School

The Lower School was filled with warmth and laughter on Friday, May 10, during the annual Grandparents and Special Visitors Day. The event welcomed 160 attendees who traveled from across the globe to join students for a morning of art, music, activities, and education. Activities, including engineering challenges, literary exercises, science experiments, and history lessons, offered visitors insight into the King student experience.

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Dr. William Schpero KLHT'06 To Serve as Commencement Speaker

King School is thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for this year's commencement ceremony will be health economist Dr. William Schpero KLHT'06, an assistant professor in the Division of Health Policy and Economics of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In addition to teaching, Schpero studies Medicaid and co-founded the Medicaid Data Learning Network and the Medicaid Insights Colloquium. His work aims to identify policy levers to address racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care.

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Upper School Science Fair Culminates Months of Scientific Research

A testament to the science curriculum’s emphasis on inquiry and research, the eighth annual Upper School Science Fair featured 70 projects spanning various scientific fields, showcasing the diverse interests of students from Grade 9 to Grade 12. During presentations to peers, teachers, and family, students demonstrated a profound understanding of their work and the scientific method. Winning projects, including honorable mentions and a single Best-In-Fair award, will be announced at the upcoming STEM Colloquium on Wednesday, May 22.

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Exploring Science in Lower School From Chicks to Squids

In King’s Lower School, science is anything but textbook! Recently, students embarked on two exciting projects. Some are witnessing the marvel of life firsthand, caring for chicks hatching from eggs. Others are dissecting squids and exploring the fascinating anatomy of these invertebrates. Both activities promise to spark curiosity and ignite a passion for science in these young minds.

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