Students and chaperones Tom Castonguay, Karen Raidt, and Dr. Peter Yu are enjoying medieval villages, picturesque landscapes, and awe-inspiring scientific wonders in Switzerland and France during one of this year's study abroad opportunities.
At King School, the global education program is dedicated to preparing responsible global citizens by providing students with the mindset, skills, and resources they need to engage actively and ethically in the global community. Through our PreK-12 curriculum, King faculty educate students to appreciate their shared humanity while they investigate the world, and recognize their own and others’ perspectives. In the classroom and through experiential cultural, language, and service programs, students develop their understanding of the world and of globalization, so that they can recognize the need for their participation in ethical, cultural, socio-economic, political, scientific, ethnic, religious, and environmental issues.
We invite you to explore the elements of a King School Global Education below:
King School’s Grade 8 played the role of delegates facing a United Nations Committee in an activity that marked the end of a yearlong study of American foreign policy and the United States’ role in the world today. Under the guidance of history teacher Kenneth Lewis, students debated global issues with one another as part of a Model U.N. simulation in their history class in mid-May.
King School hosted a tent at the India Cultural Center's (ICC) HoliFest 2023. More than ten King families attended Holi, a Hindu festival welcoming spring and celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Gorgeous pastels saturated Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich on Saturday, May 6, as crowds turned out to commemorate the Hindu festival by throwing colored powders into the air.
Three King School teachers have earned prestigious Global Expression and Thought (GET) prizes from a leading organization for best practices in global education for K-12 schools.
Teachers Aman Samra and Emily Decker collaborated on the vision and content for their Grade 2 Geometry unit. Ran LaPolla collaborated with alum Mimi White ’20 for the Upper School Themes in Global Art lesson. Both submissions were rooted in authentic experiences, meaningfully connecting the students' lives to the world around them.
This year’s Global Fair, sponsored by the PA KInD Committee, was a beautiful showcase of King’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. After a three-year hiatus, the event returned to the lower school gym, where families transformed the space into a multicultural hub.
King School Grade 8 students met with peers from The Greenwich Japanese School this month as part of their Cultural Exchange Program. Now in its ninth year, the exchange provided a valuable opportunity for students to examine similarities and differences between the two communities.
Over winter break Laura Bowe, Director of Global Education, and Micah Hauben, Dean of Athletics, traveled to Japan in preparation for upcoming student travel programs. The experience helped to cultivate existing relationships with peer schools and explored additional opportunities for King’s Global Education and Athletics programs.
Spanish classes in the Lower School immerse students in the language, culture, and customs of Spain and Latin America.
Throughout the year, King School celebrates the different cultures of members of the community. Recently, King parents Prachi and Rahul Iyer talked with second grade students about the significance of the Diwali holiday. During the discussion, students learned about the meaning of the holiday as well as the traditions, foods, and decorations that accompany it.