Welcome to the Upper School

An Expansive Adventure

Schools that urge high school students to follow the expected path, check only the right boxes, and polish their resumes are failing our students -- and breeding stress and anxiety.

At King School, we set a better standard by encouraging students to see learning as a personal adventure; one without a defined beginning, middle, or end. Our students engage deeply with the experience of education -- not just mastering material, but also inviting collaboration, applying knowledge, and making unexpected discoveries.

A Better Standard for Upper School

When young adults are cheered on as they begin to take ownership of their ambitions and achievements, they feel like stars of a team designed and built for their drive for excellence. As a private high school located in Stamford, CT, King school empowers students to unleash their greatness by emphasizing self-knowledge, expansive learning, and courageous thinking -- the very qualities that lead to happy, healthy, and purposeful lives.

LEARN HOW KING SETS BETTER STANDARDS

Learn more about Upper School: Grades 9-12

“At King, we emphasize that an excellent education takes students where they want to go. We also believe that courage and compassion are essential components in the search for purpose, a key element of a King education. Our students support one another as they begin to bring their ambitions into sharper focus and work to achieve their goals, cheered on by the whole community.”


— Marnie Sadlowsky, Associate Head of School for Program and Head of Upper School

“Conducting my own scientific research in the Advanced Science Program for Research and Engineering (ASPIRE) is an incomparable experience.”


— Ashley X., Upper School student

"It’s fascinating to learn the stories of others, and how aspects of people's experiences have come to formulate what they believe. To me, there's always something to be learned from every person and their experiences."

— Will H., Upper School student

Meet our Community

Upper School in Action

Dreaming Big: Six King Students are selected as Moffly Media Teens to Watch

In September, Moffly Media publishes their 'Top Teens to Watch' issue in Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien, and Westport/Wilton Magazines. Students who live in each town are selected based on their outstanding achievements, intelligence, and passion. Six King Students were selected this year and "these kids are dreaming big. This group is smart, engaged, dedicated and focused. Their interests are wide-ranging and ... they believe in themselves as agents of change." 

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Will Hall-Tipping '20 named as Global Citizens Initiative Fellow 2019

Congratulations to Will Hall-Tipping '20 on being selected as a Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) Fellow 2019. "'I've always found it fascinating to learn the stories of others, and how aspects of people's experiences have come to formulate what they believe. To me, there's always something to be learned from every person and their experiences."

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King School earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

King School is proud to have has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Thank you to our dedicated Faculty, who support our students every day and encourage them to explore a high level of intellectual curiosity and a cultivate a strong independent work ethic. 

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Class of 2019 takes the next step in their journey: Commencement 2019

It was a perfect evening to celebrate excellence, friendship, and 96 members of the Class of 2019 as the King community gathered under blue skies and a massive white tent. This year's Commencement Exercises took place on Friday, May 31, and included remarks from Head of School Dr. Karen Eshoo, and three Valedictorians: Grethe Andersen, Mallory Ehlers, and Annie Michalski. The Commencement Address was delivered by Nedgine Paul Deroly '04 and the Senior Speaker was Dean Pigott. 

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