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.
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.
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.
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.
Parsing economic trends takes time and skill, making the King Economic Research: Weekly Market Report and King Cast podcast valuable for the community. Produced by King School economics students, each product calls for research, analysis, and reporting that cultivates excellent fluency in economics for the students creating them.
King School’s varsity winter athletic programs continued their hot stretch this week, sweeping all competitions this past Wednesday, January 18!
A months-long study of the geometry found in different cultures sparked brilliant artwork by second grade students, which they recently presented in the Lower School. Inspired by geometric paintings commonly found in the homes of the South African Ndebele people, horizontal patterns common in Ghanaian kente cloth, and symmetrical motifs found in Islamic mosaics, the students produced original pieces infused with colors, patterns, and shapes.
King School’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging permeates every aspect of the school’s community, especially in January. At King, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. spans the entire month as students across the divisions research his life, examine his impact, and recognize the power of his example. The school’s hallways bare his quotes, lessons explore his vision, and conversations echo his dreams.
One way to understand the events that led to World War I is to reenact them, which is exactly what Ken Lewis’ Grade 8 history class did recently. In an engaging and lively simulation, the exercise introduced students to the national alliances that developed before the start of The Great War. Using role-play, students gained a deeper understanding of the alliances and the discussions, negotiations, and occasional agreements between country representatives.
King School Athletics takes a proactive and holistic approach to supporting the growth and development of our student-athlete leaders. Part of this holistic approach includes our Upper School Captain’s Council, which is composed of varsity and JV team leaders for each of the more than 30 programs we offer at the upper school level.
This year's Winter Showcase will feature three of King's varsity teams in action, along with an upper school faculty versus student basketball game on Saturday, January 28. There will be plenty of momentum leading up to the game as students celebrate Spirit Week in all divisions, which will culminate in an upper school dance on the evening of Friday, January 27. Flik will be providing King "concession stand" items for all King students in attendance at the showcase games on campus on Saturday!
Culminating a semester-long independent study, students in King’s Middle School debuted their R.E.A.D.Y. projects this week to peers and community members. The projects showcased the unique interests of each student spanning the worlds of fashion, film, engineering, athletics, and more.