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.
Alumni in Action
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.
The College Counseling Department at King School has announced that 34 seniors have been accepted to their first-choice college or university and have already committed to attend. "This tremendous achievement represents years of dedication and hard work by the students, their teachers, and families, as well as the tireless commitment of our college counselors. I could not be prouder of everyone involved!" said Head of School Carol Maoz. To date, King’s matriculation reflects an impressive and diverse list of colleges and universities that best fit the unique interests and goals of its students.
This fall, 12 inquiring juniors and seniors have embarked on a yearlong mentorship program that pairs them with a diverse group of accomplished alumni to explore industries and career paths beyond their high school journey. King Connects, a new student and alumni mentorship program, follows an intentional curriculum designed by history teacher Lindsey Rossler, the Director of Talent Development.
When Erica Cunningham ’20 filled out the paperwork to join the rowing team at the University of Alabama, she was doubtful. Having played three sports at King, she was a proven athlete, but this was the Crimson Tide. The deck was further stacked when the school invited all 20,000 women enrolled to try out for 11 openings on the team.