Earlier this week, the PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee (KInD) sponsored a breakfast meeting with Head of School Karen Eshoo, who offered insight about the definitions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
At King School, educating our youth to become future global leaders is at the forefront of our curricular mission to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
King Global Education, a comprehensive program woven into the PreK-Grade 12 curriculum, develops students knowledge of the world cultural diversity within the context of globalization and change.
By fostering in students an educated awareness of our increasingly interdependent world, King prepares students to recognize the need for their active participation in ethical, cultural, socioeconomic, political, scientific, and environmental issues.
We invite you to explore the elements of a King School Global Education below:
- PreK-Grade 12 Curriculum
- Certificate of Distinction in Global Studies
- Exchange Programs Abroad and at King
- Leadership Opportunities
- Global Citizen's Initiative
- International Programs: Cultural and Service Experiences Abroad
- Global Events
Global Education at King School prepares students for rapidly changing world demands that we provide them with specific content knowledge and teach them to commit to service and to the environment. Students have the opportunity to become fluent in one or more world languages, assume leadership roles, and acquire skills to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
The Program includes the following practices and outcomes for students:
- Examining global challenges using a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach that fosters global citizenship awareness
- Participating in collaborative initiatives that stimulate curiosity and sensitivity to the diversity of our world and environment
- Appreciating other cultures with different sets of values and beliefs
- Providing opportunities for leadership, partnerships, and networking
- Interacting with students from other countries
Starting in Grade 9 or 10, students can choose to engage in an intensive study of global problems and responses: environmental, socio-economic, diplomatic, and intellectual. Students who follow this course of study can choose to graduate with a Global Studies Distinction.
King School has been working closely with Global Citizen's Initiative (GCI) with a common goal to prepare students to function across cultures, and to become citizens of the world. Four King students participated in the one-year long GCI fellowship since 2015. The fellowship equips young global citizens with the mindset, skills, and resources necessary to become effective and ethical global leaders. This summer, GCI launched its first professional development seminar for educators to learn the GCI method during the GCI Youth Summit. Educators learn to design and implement an ethics-based leadership curriculum grounded on project-and discussion-based methodologies.
Below is a list of our international programs for the 2018-2019 school year. Programs and destinations change each year to provide students with a wide range of cultural and/or service experiences abroad.
- Northern Ireland
- Costa Rica
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Window into the world
Window into the World are multidisciplinary, all-school events that bring musicians, artists, film producers, and heritage speakers into classes and on stage to provide instructive workshops.
Global Classroom at the United Nations
King partners with the International Cinema Education organization (I.C.E.) to offer an annual Global Classroom. The Global Classroom is a tailor-made program for high school students which uses films, literature and private U.N. briefings as catalysts to facilitate discussions about international events, global finance, cross-cultural affairs, and critical thinking
Guest Speaker Series
Guest speakers enable students to understand a global challenge through memorable testimonies and meaningful analyses by experts. Prior speakers are from Sudan, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and the United Nations.
King's annual Model United Nations (MUN) training conference took place last week and was impressively organized and managed by our senior and junior leaders. The MUN Club at King promotes student understanding of international issues and relations; promotes understanding of the role and procedures of the United Nations; fosters public speaking and negotiating skills; enables motivated students to experience contact, and to measure themselves in interaction with able and motivated college preparatory students from around the nation and the world.
To round out Homecoming weekend, student-athletes from the fall sports teams welcomed over 125 runners, volunteers, alumni, family members, and friends to the 6th Annual King Cares 5K. The event benefits two non-profit organizations, the Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stamford and Greenwich.
A group of soccer players from Colombia spent the week at King enjoying activities with host families, participating in soccer practice with the Varsity Vikings, attending Homecoming, and running in the King Cares 5K.
Seniors Louise Dill and Justin Zide were honored at an assembly last week for their recent award winning French creative essays with the topic "A Day at Versailled with Louis XIV".
On Thursday, May 17, a group of US students from Dr. Chosson's Global Studies class, along with Dr. Chosson and Ms. Bowe, participated in a Global Classroom at the United Nations hosted by Dr. Seret, Executive Director of the International Cinema Education (ICE), an NGO based at the U.N.
Grade 3 spent the day with Lady Liberty on Tuesday, April 24 with a visit to Ellis Island that culminated their year-long study on the city of Stamford and immigration.
In early April, students, faculty, and parents enjoyed the cultural immersion and fantastic food at the annual Multicultural Fair. The Parents' Association's Parents Diversity Committee (PDC) organized the event, which consists of parent-sponsored tables that showcase a country's culture, customs, and food as well as facts about the country.
This was another rewarding year for our Model UN team. We attended three conferences, Brown, Harvard, and Haileybury, England, and our delegates distinguished themselves in all three. Congratulations to King School's Model UN team which is ranked as one of the top 150 competing schools nationally!
The Grade 8 Japanese School partnership has been part of the MS curriculum for eight years and seeks to create social connections for students. Our students learn to acknowledge and respect a culture much different than their own and practice kindness with a diverse group of kids. These are the important themes and beauty of the partnership and the cornerstone of our Virtues.