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.
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
- 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.
- Model U.N.: Brown, Harvard, Beijing, and England Model U.N. conferences
- Global Student Leaders Summit (July 2018 Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary)
- Global Leadership Symposium
- Global Youth Initiative & Global Citizen Summit at Harvard
- King Clubs: Amnesty International, buildOn, Environment Club and Operation of Hope
Below is a list of our international programs for the 2017-2018 school year. Programs and destinations change each year to provide students with a wide range of cultural and/or service experiences abroad.
- Global Student Leaders Summit - Berlin
- 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.
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!
In February, a group of US students traveled to New Orleans for a service trip and the outreach continues over March break with our Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveling to Colombia to work with the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. King's commitment to service affirms the belief that all students can learn and become responsible, productive citizens, locally and globally.
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.
King's Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the Harvard Model UN 2018 and it was another rewarding experience for our students. Our 26 delegates participated actively and enthusiastically, and had valuable learning experiences that will aid them greatly in their future academic and personal endeavors. Congratulations to Jason, Grethe, and Dean as well as the entire MUN team.
Congratulations to Lauren Zide '20 and Matt Roer '18 who brought home award from the annual Brown University Model UN conference in November. Our team represented such countries as Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, DR Congo, Sweden and Turkey, as well as several historical simulations.
Earlier this year, LS students in Grades 3-5 partnered with a school in Africa to explore electricity accessibility and how something we take for granted every day can be life changing for children in Ghana.
In late February, a group of US students in the Global Studies program visited the United Nations as part of the UN's Global Classroom. The group also included 10 visiting French exchange students who had spent two weeks at King.