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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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King Students Celebrate Black Excellence

As Black History Month drew to a close this week, students in all divisions enjoyed presentations detailing Black history and the Black experience. In a lower school assembly, students enjoyed presentations and performances highlighting Black culture and change-makers.

Upper and middle school students welcomed New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi, who discussed how her life inspired her to become a writer and the power young people have to make a difference in the world.

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Grade 9 Students Compete in “Girls in Math 2024” at Yale University

A group of ninth grade students showed off their mathematics prowess at the "Girls in Math 2024" competition held at Yale University on Saturday, February 24. The event offered a stimulating experience filled with challenging problem-solving activities, insightful discussions with current Yale students, and a captivating presentation from Yale Computer Science professor, Dr. Holly Rushmeier.

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Spanish Students Explore the Complexities of Latin American Migration

Over the course of the year, upper school students in Spanish 501 tackled the complexities of Latin American immigration to the United States. In a recent lesson, students gained a more nuanced understanding of the socio-political dynamics surrounding immigration while learning the pertinent terminology in Spanish, before presenting their topic to teacher Margherita Farrell. The assignment was a perfect example of cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based teaching and learning. 

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Advocacy Café Returns for a Second Helping

The fifth grade Advocacy Café returned for a second year, showcasing students’ passions for social issues through presentations detailing student-driven research. Building upon the success of last year's event, this year's Advocacy Café encouraged students to delve into a broader range of topics. The work culminated on Friday, February 22, in fifth grade classrooms transformed into hip cafes where friends and families were invited to hear the final presentations.

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Athlete Milestones Highlight Exciting Close to the Winter Season!

During a stretch that saw the Varsity Girls Basketball team win their first playoff game in more than ten years, senior Nasir Pettigrew also reached the 1,000-point mark for his basketball career, and junior Anya Anderson set a blistering pace on the track to earn All-Eastern Honors! Hockey brought home another regular season title, and our winter team seniors and their parents were recognized and celebrated.

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New Courses on Bioethics and Marine Biology Expand King’s Robust Science Program

Curious about the ocean's depths or the ethical dilemmas of scientific advancements? King School has launched two new science courses: Marine Biology and Bioethics.

Upper school science teachers Jay Hill and Benjamin Lovewell bring fluency in bioethics and marine biology to the science department. Their knowledge sparked conversations with students that led to more interest. The teachers worked with the Chair of the Science Department, Nicholas DeFelice, to create the new courses.

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