The Power of Connection
King School represents an evolving community that derived from five distinct institutions – Low-Heywood School, The King School, Thomas School, Low-Heywood Thomas and King Low Heywood Thomas. These schools, each with rich histories and cultures of their own, have evolved into a cohesive community of alumni who embrace the diverse traditions and values of their founding institutions.
There is no better representation of the important history that makes up the fabric of today’s King than our alumni community. As dear members of our community, we hope you'll come back to campus, read Quest magazine, and remain connected with your favorite teachers and coaches.
The Viking spirit proved to be stronger than any rainfall. Despite uncooperative weather, Homecoming 2023 at King School was a Viking-sized celebration, complete with school spirit, alumni pride, and community fun. See videos, photos, and read more about this great community event.
The Class of 2023 was treated to an inspirational keynote address by NFL linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis during the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 2. The renowned athlete, a King Low-Heywood Thomas (KLHT) alumnus from the Class of 2010, delivered a heartfelt message of resilience, adaptability, and self-belief.
American football linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis KLHT ’10 spoke about his journey to the NFL, including King and Coach Gouin's impact on him, in the Houston Texans' video series My Football Story.
The Class of 2023 welcomed 22 alumni representing many industries, including law, education, technology, finance, performing arts, athletics, and more, to campus for Career Day on Monday. After an introduction in the Performing Arts Center, students convened in small groups for open discussion with the alumni. The annual event provided the soon-to-be graduates with valuable insight into life after King, including personal and professional advice for living a fulfilling life.
King School is excited to announce that John Russell ’22 has been awarded the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity for his work through King’s Advanced Science Program for Independent Research and Engineering (ASPIRE). His work with ASPIRE led to an internship at Yale during his junior and senior years at King.
Music, laughter, and bells rang across the King School campus as 91 members of the Class of 2022 received their graduation diplomas and celebrated the strength of their community among family and friends during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3.
King School is pleased to announce Julie Sheetz ’03 as this year’s Commencement keynote speaker.
Julie Sheetz currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this role, Sheetz oversees an organization of nearly 100 people that provides the Secretary of Defense with policy recommendations and advice spanning the management of the United States’ treaty alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region.
King School’s biennial gala returned to campus this year with invigorating energy after an extended pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The glass ceiling tent was filled with cheer, laughter, and the sound of clinking glasses as over 350 guests gathered for the event which took place on Saturday, April 23, on the King School campus.
Head of School Carol Maoz kicked off the evening. “Tonight, we celebrate our community, and we celebrate the ability to gather in person on this beautiful campus – something we no longer take for granted!”
Every year, alumni are invited to return to King School for Career Day to share their professions and life experiences with upper school students. This year’s featured alumni reflected an array of career paths including marketing, sales, finance, theater, and medicine. The panelists offered advice to the students as they consider life after King.
“The framework of education is to produce the skills you need to be a part of any environment,” said Jesse Freedman KLHT’00, who is a Magic and Illusions Associate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and the Founding Artistic Director of the Meta-Phys Ed. Performance Group.