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Meet Dr. Josh Deitch, Head of Middle School

I am very happy to write to you as the Head of Middle School at King School.  Every day, I watch students participate in discourse, dialogue, collaboration, and experience their willingness to take risks. Our reflective and thoughtful educators are passionate about ensuring that every member of their community is seen and known. I could not be happier to work at a place where everyone feels seen and known.

Over the course of my career, I have sought to build communities and cultures deeply devoted to the value and power of every individual student.  Middle School students go through more change during their young adolescence than at almost any time in their lives. They require a unique blend of personal relationships, caring support, authentic academic challenge, independence, and process orientation.  I work with dedicated teachers in the Middle School, who are clearly invested in helping our children develop both as scholars and as citizens of the world.

I actively partner with students, families, staffulty, and leadership to continue to build a student-centered and engaging middle school experience that always reflect the needs and passions of every King student.

All the best,

Dr. Josh Deitch

Head of Middle School

“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

Learn more about Middle School: Grades 6-8

Middle School in Action

Middle and Upper School thespians explore connection, communication and identity in Bridges, a series of play readings

Middle and Upper School's talented artists are collaborating this Fall to perform Bridges, a collection of powerful Readings centered on communication, connection, and identity.  These themes are highly relevant to adolescents and young adults and certainly resonate during this pandemic as we all try to understand how meaningfully to communicate and connect. 

The success of the first performance, live streamed on October 16, is a testament to the students' nimbleness and perseverance as they embraced the challenge and opportunity posed by the new format and safety protocols.  We invite you to watch the Middle School and Upper School Readings One and to enjoy the live streamed Bridges' Reading Two on Friday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Reading Three on Friday, November 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

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King Grade 8 students are contributing citizens of the world

Grade 8 King students are "contributing citizens of the world" in the eyes of Ken Lewis, History Faculty and Grade 8 Team Leader.  Mr. Lewis is impressed by how his students are "willing to share thoughtful perspectives on current issues and provide powerful evidence for that opinion, while also listening to and respecting the perspectives of classmates."  

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Grade 7 students reflect on the power of image in the media and what it means to fit in

Anna Lubowitz, English Faculty, describes her objectives for King Grade 7 students as, "I want students to improve their ability to be critical readers and thinkers and to appreciate that everyone has a different experience of what it means to 'come of age in America,' which is our theme for Grade 7 English."

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US Model United Nations Club presidents share insight with Grade 8 students

Presently, the class is researching information on climate change, and in their roles as representatives of UN member countries they are learning the who/what/where/why's of the issue; past actions that were taken by the international community to manage the issue; their assigned country's position or policies on the issue; and determining solutions from the perspective of their country. 

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