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.

STEM
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

Exceptional Faculty
Our private high school Faculty are dedicated to being experts in their subject areas. Our teachers support students with meaningful learning experiences which help students explore sophisticated topics and think creatively and independently to learn to design solutions to real world problems. MEET OUR FACULTY.

King's Approach to Teaching and Learning
Our teachers know the power of using their students' interests, learning patterns, and personal goals to drive rigorous academic exploration. US Faculty use the latest educational research to guide student-centered instruction. King's deeply experienced Faculty allow for curricular flexibility. In addition to learning from core classes, students can take advantage of advanced tutorials and specialized seminars, AP courses, and honors-level independent studies they design with a Faculty advisor. LEARN MORE.

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

Understanding the World Stage from Experts: Another Successful Day at the United Nations for our Global Scholars!

On Thursday, May 17, a group of US students from Dr. Chosson's Global Studies class, along with Dr. Chosson and Ms. Bowe, participated in a Global Classroom at the United Nations hosted by Dr. Seret, Executive Director of the International Cinema Education (ICE), an NGO based at the U.N.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018 - See the list

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who were admitted to some of the country's top colleges and universities. 90% of the class were admitted to a Phi Beta Kappa college or university and 84% were admitted to a school in the top two tiers of selectivity in Barron's. The class also received over $4 million in unsolicited merit scholarships that accompanied their college acceptance letters.

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Mindfulness And Youth Sports: 2018 "What It Takes" Symposium Shifts the Focus for coaches and athletes

George Mumford presented to students, athletes, parents, and coaches and provided an opportunity to soak in some practical ways to cope with the daily challenges and stresses that come with being a student, student-athlete, son or daughter. Students had their own time to talk and ask questions about mindfulness, leadership, MJ and Kobe, being a good teammate, and how to apply mindfulness to the classroom or away from the court or field.

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PA Parenting Speaker provides understanding on anxiety and brain response

Karen Young, a psychologist and author visited the King campus on Tuesday, April 17, and addressed students and parents, as part of the PA Parenting Speaker Series. The topic of Karen's discussions was Managing Anxiety and Building Courage and Resilience in Children. Karen explained the sources and symptoms of anxiety. How anxiety stems from the brain trying to protect us and that an anxious brain is normal. Karen explained methods and techniques on how to manage anxious feelings and how to ultimately reduce anxiety.

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Investment Club leaders control the market in the JA Stock Market Challenge

It was fast paced and chaotic, much like an actual trading floor anywhere in the world, but the stakes were imaginary and the pressure was lessened as King hosted the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Wednesday, April 18. Twenty King students, all members of the US Investment Club called Vikings Investment Partners (VIP), participated on five teams.

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Upper School Calendar