King School educators, like many who research factors in academic progress, believe that social and emotional learning strengthens academic risk taking and overall success in schools. This learning is grounded in the connections students make both in and out of the classroom. Underscoring this point, Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W, youth care specialist and author, believes that "strength-based practice is, to a great extent, about the power of relationships." Through an advisory program, small classes, robust co-curricular opportunities and a culture of kindness, Middle School students at King School are known, valued, and appreciated as they bring their full-selves to school every day. Read more in the New Canaan Advertiser.
Creating a Learning Community in King's Middle School