Paddle tennis, basketball, field hockey, soccer, beach volleyball, creative movement, and more! Grade 7 student Jackson Dooley feels "the differentiation has been the best. There are so many sessions, that our choices and variety allow us to try new things and to still be with our classmates. It's great to still have Athletics during such difficult times."
When students take part in physical pursuits and athletic competition, they experience the values of perseverance, leadership, and respect. Athletes who positively partner with others and commit to define their path to excellence emerge more confident and well-rounded. King School Athletics offers a diverse program from physical education to competitive teams, designed as an essential component of the overall educational experience. To achieve athletic excellence demands constant growth and teamwork, and our students are supported by coaches and teammates in an engaging and challenging atmosphere. We also take Viking Pride in our championship teams and our many college athletes! Learn how all students will benefit from an exciting transformation of our athletics facilities as we redesign and turf the middle fields at King.
- Physical Education for PreK-Grade 5.
- Competitive and non-competitive athletic offerings grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.
- Leadership and character building development programming for athletes and coaches.
- Two full-time athletic trainers and two strength coaches on staff to help support the health, well-being, and conditioning of our student-athletes.
- Assigned member of College Counseling Department for students considering college athletics.
- Service Learning and Global Education initiatives and opportunities for teams including Basketball programming in China and Soccer programming in Colombia. More to come! Learn more
- Community Partnerships: Positive Coaching Alliance, Chelsea Piers, and HSS Stamford Health.
King School Vikings Fast Facts
- 45 FAA League & Tournament Championships / 21 NEPSAC Championships/ 8 Sportsmanship Awards
- Titles/Awards Won by: Girls Volleyball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Boys Lacrosse, Crew, Ice Hockey, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Tennis, Girls Cross Country LEARN MORE
- Girls Volleyball has won last 5 FAA and 4 NEPSAC Titles, with incredible 93-4 record!
- Football 22-6 over last three seasons, winning two New England Championships!
- 25 college athletes in the classes of 2018 and 2019 with 12 going Division I. Three graduates went on to play in NFL. Kevin Pierre-Louis still currently playing. LEARN MORE
Vikings in Action
King School is very proud and excited to recognize the tremendous achievements of five standout student-athletes who were honored with a signing ceremony on campus on Wednesday afternoon, with King Seniors Anna Boeckman (Swimming - UPENN), Olivia Boeckman (Tennis - Lafayette College), Harrison Feinberg (Baseball - University of Southern California), Sydney Fishkin (Crew - Rutgers University) and Sarah Hammoud (Crew - Boston College) announcing their commitments to compete at the NCAA Division I level next year.
The brotherly bond that exists at King with the Boys Soccer team is a prime example of what happens when a group of student-athletes unite and excel together. With past grads like Joshua Figueroa (‘19), Thomas King (‘20), and McKinley Joseph (‘20) all helping inspire the next wave of Vikings on the pitch, Head Coach Enzennio Mallozzii has once again solidified why Boys Soccer remains a team to watch each and every Fall.
With the 2020 Fall season drawing to a close at King, we continue with our preview series which takes a closer look at each Fall athletics offering and highlights both the individual and team growth taking place for the Vikings despite this being a non-traditional athletics season. Today, the spotlight shines bright on King Field Hockey.
The new Balance Blocks program and the Physical Education program support the development and growth of healthy minds and bodies for King Lower School students. Aligned with the Wellness and Academic Excellence pillars of the King School Strategic Plan 2020-2025, these initiatives teach our PreKindergarten-Grade 5 students skills and strategies that foster mindfulness, social and emotional growth, executive functioning, as well as physical strength and stability that undergird learning. Zeba Hart-Syed, Grade 5 student, describes Physical Education as, "it helps me get out my energy. The teachers are fun and the different games are interesting so you can really focus on playing and working hard."
After two months of preseason training, daily drills, and hard work, the Vikings are officially ready to get back on the football field and compete. Led by Senior Team Captains, Ethan Anderson, Mark Garavel, Gavriel Genger, and Alexander Millerchip, King will play three FAA friendly games of modified “7 vs 7” helmet only touch rules against Hamden Hall Country Day School, St. Luke’s School, and Greenwich Country Day School in October and November.
The Vikings are back! FAA friendly competition play days have been set against Greens Farms Academy, Hamden Hall (Football), St. Luke's School, and Greenwich Country Day School for the final three Saturdays of the Fall season for Varsity and JV Field Hockey, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity and JV Boys Soccer, Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football (modified "7 vs 7" helmet only touch rules)...
Continuing with our 2020 Fall Preview series at King School, Head Coach Darren Gourlay and Team Captains Sadie Houston, Alisa Kukharkin, Kate Lockyer, and Zoe Tinnesz take us inside preseason training to share how King Girls Soccer is bonding together thanks to the hard work and success cultivated by last year's Vikings squad.
When you think about the Cross Country team at King, it's hard not to picture a close knit family that encourages and supports each other on the course, in the classroom, and out and about in the community. Under Head Coach Mark Lingle, the Vikings look to build upon a successful 2019 campaign by working on individual goals and building up their endurance and mental focus as a team this Fall. For the third year in a row, members of the Cross Country team will compete in the annual Army 10 Miler, which will take place virtually this year from October 11th - October 18th (the Vikings will participate in the virtual race on October 12th).
After capturing their 5th-straight NEPSAC Championship last November, King Volleyball returns this Fall with a new look squad and a softer surface to play on as Head Coach Tung Tran and the Vikings take their talents to the sand at the Italian Center for some Beach Volleyball and the chance to hone their skills...