Growing and Learning

Video Feature: Teaching and Learning in the Middle School

Video Feature: Grade 5 students becoming the best that they can be

Video Feature: Cultivating Leadership in King's Grade 5 Program

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“King School guides every student in the discovery of who they are and how they learn. Students explore a wide variety of fields and topics deeply and intentionally. They seek to understand the ways that strong communities are built upon differences both in experience and perspective. Only then can students begin to see learning as a way to understand their community, their place in the world, and the possibilities they possess to drive positive change.”


— Dr. Josh Deitch, Head of Middle School

“This was one of the best years because I learned valuable skills, like working through difficult moments, which can help me solve textbook problems, but more importantly handle challenges in the years to come.”


— Leon W., LS student

“I had to give a speech when I ran for student council. Having that extra confidence boost from being able to perform on stage was really helpful.”


— Gouri K., Middle School student

“I’ve learned that anyone can make a difference, whether packing a lunch for someone, helping kids with homework, or running a 5K in support of other children.”


— Finleigh B., Middle School student

“King encourages me to follow my passions. I like STEM activities. We get to make our own objects that solve the problem that needs to be solved.”


— Varun B., Lower School student

“I had to give a speech when I ran for student council. Having that extra confidence boost from being able to perform on stage was really helpful.”


— Gouri K., Middle School student

Grade 6 King students develop their own identity as historians

Phoebe Lewis describes what she loves most about the King School Grade 6 history program as "learning so many new and exciting things about our world's past. Our class has open discussions and we work on fun projects with groups that make us understand the material in a better way. From our identity projects to being educated more about Africa, it was interesting and informative. We read about personal stories regarding immigrants to various countries and this allowed us to understand our lessons in an informative and meaningful way."  

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Middle School students learn to play multiple instruments in King string ensemble program

Elizabeth Abbott '26 enthusiastically describes the joy of playing violin, sharing, "I love that we get to play during COVID times, and that I get to play an instrument I love, and have a passion for. Playing the violin is meaningful to me. The most challenging thing that I have learned when playing my violin is The Pirates of the Caribbean. It was both challenging and rewarding when it came together.  What I look forward to learning in this program is how to play harder songs where we have to change strings faster, and especially for 8th and 16th notes." 

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Global approach to teaching world languages in King Lower School

Hola! The Spanish class in Grades 1-5 takes a global approach to teaching and learning world languages. Rosalba Santander-Cervantes, World Language Faculty, describes her goal as "empowering students to build the tools necessary to cultivate an understanding, an appreciation, and an interest in Spanish-speaking cultures and peoples. It is by doing so that they can become global citizens." 

 

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