Prior to the Eagles and Patriots taking the field on Sunday, Feb. 4, Grade 6 math students competed head-to-head in a fast paced, high intensity, large scale game of Super Bowl Math. The fun exercise allowed students to solve numerous math problems as individuals and as teams.
We invite you to learn about the benefits of attending King's Private Middle School below, browse the MS curriculum, and check out the Middle School in Action stories and Events. If you feel King Middle School might be right for your child, click the links below to inquire for more information about the school, schedule an on campus visit or to view our online application.
In the Middle School, the key to academic excellence stems from:
- Opportunities for students to engage with a thoughtfully designed, sophisticated program in the liberal arts and sciences that requires students to be active, in-depth learners
- Support by Exceptional Faculty
- A Kind, Respectful Community
Commitment to Academic Excellence
A typical day might find you analyzing a Shakespearian soliloquy, dissecting a sheep’s liver, writing script in Python, or debating the appropriate role of the United States in global affairs. The course level options ensure you are challenged, with MS students often qualifying to take high school mathematics and language classes by Grade 8. You will be paired with a Faculty Advisor who knows you well and can provide guidance. LEARN MORE.
Delve into STEM as you learn to think like a scientist, use technology as a creative tool, and develop a passion for math. You'll enjoy project based experiments and presentations as you build a rocket and work with LEGO robotics. In Computer Science and Digital Applications' classes, you will more deeply understand digital photography, filmmaking, 3-D printing, robotics, and coding in Scratch and Python. LEARN MORE.
Reading and Writing
You will approach texts from multiple perspectives, strengthening your inferential skills. Your writing and thinking will evolve as classroom workshops and whole-class novels help you gain more abstract understandings of text. Active classroom debate will enable you to sharpen your speaking skills. LEARN MORE.
Self-exploration is a key component of the MS program. You prepare for high school while exploring your academic, artistic, and athletic talents in a way that fosters balance and overall wellness. Whether you’re developing a working catapult or an analytical essay, filming a historical documentary, performing at the Berklee Jazz Festival, performing in the spring musical, competing with one of our 19 MS sports teams, or working with Student Council, King MS will help you expand your interests and build your talents.
Our private middle school Faculty are dedicated to being experts in their subject area and in the field of adolescent learning and development. Our teachers relish the opportunity to engage with you in an exploration of complex academic topics, but also understand how to help you organize your materials and time, and how to guide you through your middle school career with kindness and perseverance. MEET OUR FACULTY.
Personalized Approach to Teaching and Learning
Our teachers know the power of using their students' interests, learning patterns, and personal goals to drive rigorous academic exploration. MS Faculty use the latest educational research to guide student-centered instruction. Our comprehensive Student Learning Profile System deepens faculty understanding of each student’s learning strengths, challenges, and goals, and our MS teachers actively contribute to and draw from this rich knowledge base to support our students’ development over time as they move through our challenging academic program. LEARN MORE.
Our deep belief in the King Virtues -- Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect -- support you as a valued member of a community where you can feel appreciated for your contributions while also feeling comfortable learning from your mistakes and taking academic risks. You will develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity, and the wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, and perspectives that comprise the human experience. You can volunteer each week with the MS King Cares Service Club. LEARN MORE.
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.
The King Honor Roll is comprised of three listings: King Scholar (GPA 4.00 and above), High Honors (GPA 3.70-3.99) and Honors (3.30-3.69).
The topics of diversity and inclusion discussed on MLK Day are an important part of our curriculum. At King, we are guided by the School's Mission, Diversity Policy Statement, and Virtues of Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance and Respect
This is the next article in King's 'Thought Leadership Series', which focuses on educational trends, independent school culture, growth mindset, teen development, and many other topics related to teaching and learning.
In late September, Grade 6 students spent the day at Stamford's Cove Island Park for their first installment of the SoundWaters "Watershed Science Experience" - a cornerstone of the Grade 6 Science program.
King is excited to announce our 2017 Commencement Speaker is Facebook Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Gary Briggs '80. Commencement, which celebrates the Class of 2017, will be held on Friday, June 2, 5:00 p.m.
Over 200 members of the King Community attended the second annual King Cares Family Service Day which benefitted 11 local, national, and international organizations.
Throughout the nine-day program, students are introduced to emerging issues in public health, medical ethics, research, and general practice. Site visits to medical schools and clinical facilities expose the next generation of medical professionals to the real world of medicine.
The events of September 11, 2001 are forever etched in our memory but for young students, this day unfolded before they were even born. Despite that, many of them feel deeply connected to that day.