Upper School

We invite you to learn more about King's Private High School. Explore the benefits below, browse the US Curriculum, and check out the Upper School in Action and Events and US Clubs and Activities. If you feel King's Upper 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 view our online application.

In the Upper 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

Commitment to Academic Excellence
The Upper School program emphasizes self-knowledge, fearless learning, and healthy risk-taking -- all qualities that lead to a life of purpose and success. Each King student is unique, so we give you the ability to design your own academic path. As part of King's rigorous core curriculum, you may design your own Advanced Tutorial courses or choose to graduate with a Certificate of Distinction in STEM, Leadership, Global Studies, or World Languages. In addition, you can choose from advanced seminars in specialized topics, including Research and Development courses in all science areas; honors-level independent studies that you design with a Faculty advisor; 22 AP course options; and numerous electives. Guiding you along the way is a fully developmental, personalized College Counseling program that helps you shape a pathway to the finest colleges and universities. LEARN MORE.

Discover how the STEM disciplines influence one another and prepare you for success in college. You can graduate with a STEM Distinction, learning first-hand real world skills and pursuing a Capstone Project. Choose from courses in advanced programming, Multivariable Calculus, and Digital Mobile App Development. Technology is a complex tool; at King, you will learn to engage it with skill and wisdom. You can join the King Math Team which excels at both the County and State levels. LEARN MORE.

Reading and Writing
You will use literary analysis to dissect challenging texts. Your writing will continue to blossom as you learn to build persuasive arguments. Small, seminar-style classroom discussions give you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking skills and find your voice. You can sharpen your public speaking skills further by presenting at King Talks, in Debate Club tournaments, and at Model UN conferences. LEARN MORE.

Enriching Opportunities
Immerse yourself in a wide range of academic, club, arts, and athletic opportunities that will take you places you hadn’t even considered. Team with talented peers as you create the Literary Arts magazine, produce a film, or pursue victory on the athletic field.

Support by Exceptional Faculty

A Kind, Respectful Community

Be a member of a community that is grounded in four King Virtues -- Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect. At King, you are joining a family that wants you to succeed and appreciates you for who you are. You will benefit from a strong personal and academic Advisory system that will support and guide you throughout your high school years. King offers a supportive, reflective environment that embraces diversity and inclusion as central to educational excellence and to success in a multicultural world. Our King Cares Service Program, takes shape in the rich array of clubs, coursework, and travel opportunities, both domestic and international. Be inspired to serve and to see service as integral to who you are and who you will become. LEARN MORE.

Upper School in Action

Three US students bring home awards from Harvard Model United Nations event

King's Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the Harvard Model UN 2018 and it was another rewarding experience for our students. Our 26 delegates participated actively and enthusiastically, and had valuable learning experiences that will aid them greatly in their future academic and personal endeavors. Congratulations to Jason, Grethe, and Dean as well as the entire MUN team.

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Linear Algebra and Differential Equations in the Upper School

How does a large retail chain like Walmart transport their products around the world so effectively? How do the weather stations predict which way the hurricanes will travel? How do facial recognition programs work? Students are able to find the answers to these questions and more this year in the new Linear Algebra and Differential Equations course. King is one of the few schools in the nation that offers a college level Linear Algebra and Differential Equations course for students who have completed AP Calculus BC.

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Thought Leadership Series: Exploring Passion is Pathway to Success

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.

King maximizes each student's growth aligned with four key objectives: honing communication skills, cultivating intellectual ability, building individual character, and achieving personal growth.

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Grade 12 student-athletes sign to D1 Athletics Programs

On Tuesday, November 14, three standout senior student-athletes were recognized and celebrated in front of friends and family for the tremendous accomplishment of moving on to participate in collegiate athletics at the NCAA Division I level: Kelly Gouin, Lucas Stalman, and Harry Walker. Evan Townsend-Henry will play Football at Army West Point, but due to NCAA guidelines, will not sign his official letter of intent until later in the school year.

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Elena Gribelyuk '18 to Compete in the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Last summer, Senior Elena Gribelyuk spent eight weeks at the University of Florida as part of a high school science enrichment program. She developed a novel computer algorithm that improves upon the conventional approaches that are used for filtering and enhancing image data.

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Upper School Calendar