Get To Know King
Be inspired in a community that unites academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth. Students at King School engage as active learners in a thoughtfully designed program that challenges students to reach their personal best. Students emerge as self confident thought leaders who are able to analyze, synthesize, and communicate their knowledge in ways that demonstrate engagement and connection.
"King School develops authentic academic excellence; fosters and supports teaching that inspires curiosity and empowers students to make their place in the world; and preserves a school culture that respects childhood and adolescence, and that prioritizes character, kindness, and inclusion."
Head of School Dr. Karen E. Eshoo
The key to academic excellence PreK - Grade 12 at King 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
- Support by Exceptional Faculty
- A Kind, Respectful Community
Commitment to Academic Excellence
Experience a rigorous, PreKindergarten-Grade 12, college preparatory educational program. Be well equipped to succeed in top colleges and universities and to pursue a life of ongoing inquiry and accomplishment. Design your own Advanced Tutorial courses or choose to graduate with a Certificate of Distinction in STEM, Leadership, Global Studies, or World Languages.
Discover the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and math. Immerse yourself deeply in STEM, with opportunities in all grades in coursework, and in clubs and activities. Pursue a path to graduate with a STEM Distinction. Collaborate in science classes to address real-world problems. Innovate with robots and advanced programming. Choose from 15 Computer Science and Digital Applications' classes. Recognize and appreciate the importance of mathematics. LEARN MORE
Reading and Writing
Excel at reading analytically, writing clearly, thinking critically, and speaking thoughtfully. Supported by our skills-based approach, you will delve into challenging texts in English, History, Science, and Social Sciences, and learn how to conduct research to develop a claim and support an argument. To hone your writing skills, you will focus on drafting, revising and reflecting upon your creative and analytical work. LEARN MORE
Develop your talents and discover your goals. Pursue experiences in leadership roles, in the lab, on the field, on the stage, in the art studio, and in music. Engage as a global citizen and travel the world. LEARN MORE
Be championed by dedicated teachers who are experts in their field. Over 81% of King Faculty hold advanced degrees. King’s commitment to an ongoing Professional Growth and Development Program ensures teachers remain at the forefront of education practices. MEET OUR FACULTY
King's Approach to Teaching and Learning
Be understood as an individual. King offers a distinctive approach to teaching and learning. King Faculty understand each student, as a person and as a learner, and work deliberately and thoughtfully to use their students' interests, learning patterns, and personal goals as part of lesson planning and classroom activities. Faculty inspire, challenge, and support each learner. This approach to teaching and learning fosters self-knowledge and confidence to allow students to reach their personal best. LEARN MORE
Be embraced by a community imbued by the 4 King Virtues: Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance and Respect. Learn the acceptance, social responsibility and skills needed to succeed in a multicultural world. Work toward an equitable, inclusive and just society. Be inspired to serve in the King Cares Service Program offering a rich array of coursework, clubs, and travel opportunities. LEARN MORE