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King School

Private Elementary School in Stamford, CT

Finding the best elementary education near Stamford can be challenging for parents. Young children bring their innate curiosity to their learning. Elementary school children thrive when they are engaged in a thoughtfully designed curriculum supported by a nurturing, safe community where exploration and discovery is encouraged and leads to mastery.

Lower School Inspires Curiosity in Young Children


 King school is progressive and prepares students to handle an ever changing future. King students have fun while they learn, celebrate each other’s successes and are grounded, smart and happy. 

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At King Lower School, we strive to help young learners reach their personal best to set a foundation for success in elementary school and beyond. Learn more about our elementary school academics by scheduling a tour of King today!


What to Expect from King School Elementary school

Elementary school age children are ready to explore, ask questions, make interesting observations, develop deeper mastery, and make meaningful friendships.

Our private elementary school classroom guides young students to be active leaders in a dynamic process of learning in order to build a solid foundation for future success in school.

At King, we deliberately nurture a growth mindset and use project-based learning in order to establish the foundation for a love of learning and success for a child’s future. Students appreciate different perspectives within a multicultural community that embraces shared values of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect.

The core of King's private elementary school is our expert faculty who know each of their students as an individual, and consider their students' passions and personal goals when planning lessons and activities. Teachers inspire, challenge, and support students to foster their academic, social, and emotional growth. Our thoughtfully designed curricular experiences focus on Language Arts, STEM, and Social Studies, plus our additional Specialist subjects and courses expand students’ learning even further.

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Elementary School to Middle School Transition

King School’s Grades 5 and 6 thoughtfully designed program sequence provides an incremental progression into middle school. Research shows that an integrated, intentional approach to the transition between elementary and middle school yields the most significant academic gains and creates more social-emotional stability. Grade 5 students, as leaders of the King elementary school, build the sense of self-advocacy, confidence, and ownership of learning that enables them to build the skills needed to succeed in middle school and high school.

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Why Choose a Private Elementary School?

Some parents ask ‘what are the benefits of a private elementary school education?’ ‘Can my child do well enough in public school?’

A private education has great benefits, and a private elementary school education makes a huge difference through the onset of adolescence in how your child learns and by establishing the foundation for growth in cognitive, emotional and social development. Research shows that students who see themselves as learners at the youngest ages are most likely to be stronger in school and thrive beyond elementary, middle, and high school education.


Benefits of Private Elementary School

Establishes a Strong Foundation

Effective private schools emphasize self-awareness, authentic challenge, and deep learning starting at a young age because these all foster a growth mindset.

A growth mindset is key to a healthy elementary school child who will know how to persevere and will understand a stronger sense of their core self - what they value and who they are - so they can actively engage in their own learning.

Students become confident learners and kind friends as they learn to create relationships based on support and trust. They develop skills to work collaboratively with teachers and classmates.

Builds Confidence & Collaboration

Expert teachers have the resources to partner meaningfully with elementary school students to teach them exploration and problem solving strategies that will start their lifelong journey as scientists, mathematicians, writers and more and to establish essential relationships with classmates.

Elementary school students are guided to become independent, fearless learners with the self-confidence to pursue their personal goals and help others.





Cultivates Care in a Healthy Environment

With a low student-teacher ratio, elementary school teachers can deeply know and value each student so students are more likely to engage, direct, and find joy in the learning process. Private school teachers will be able to create learning opportunities that challenge each learner.

When students feel understood and supported individually as people and as learners, they feel safe to take the healthy, intellectual risks needed to share their diverse perspectives and to grow.


High Tech Facilities & Classrooms

The extensive resources of a private elementary school supports students’ innate curiosity and encourages them to ask questions and make endless discoveries in the world around them.

A robust program actively engages young children in a broad range of academic, artistic, athletic, and service enrichment opportunities. As private elementary school students master a deeper competency in every area of schooling, this enables them to thrive in this complex age of information.

Visit King Today to Learn More!

Build your academic foundation in the King Lower School where our expert, nurturing faculty help students develop a foundation of skills vital for future learning and success. Our experienced faculty will take care of your child and help them grow into engaged learners who make meaningful connections.

Learn more about our elementary school program and schedule a visit today to explore the many elements of a King education!