Diversity & Inclusion

King School, as an inclusive educational community, embraces and values the unique qualities and traits of its members. King recognizes that an informed understanding of one’s own identity not only contributes to the development of a healthy, empowered young adult, but also enhances the learning experience for each and every member of the community. King celebrates its growing diversity through the exploration and discovery of individuals including, but not limited to, their race, class, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

By honoring cultural differences and intellectual diversity, we create a vibrant learning community where each person is valued.

King nurtures an environment in which each individual strives for wisdom and goodness found through a deep understanding of equity, fairness, and cultural inclusion. King believes that healthy identity development is essential to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. We model these values throughout our PreK-Grade 12 globally-integrated curriculum, our diverse community, and our ongoing calendar of cultural events.

Ultimately, our goal is to prepare students to become contributing members of a multicultural and interconnected society.

Diversity in Action

Grade 8 Japanese school partnership fuels friendships and respect

The Grade 8 exchange program with the Greenwich Japanese School (GJS) has been part of the King MS curriculum for ten years. "The most fascinating aspect of the program is the way the students interact considering the language differences. Alternative communication in the way of gestures, smiles, and laughter always make the experience all the more enlightening and enjoyable."

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King Celebrates Culturally Diverse Community with Campus-Wide Flag Installation

In celebration of King's inclusive and diverse global community, flags have been installed in all three divisions that represent the countries native to King's students, parents, faculty, and staff. Following a community survey conducted in the fall, the School identified 65 different countries represented in the King family and the flags of origin were installed, over winter break, in the Upper School lobby, as well as the Middle and Lower Schools.

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King Cares celebrates a month of service

The King Cares program continues to participate in an array of wonderful service work throughout the greater community. During the month of December, several Upper School advisories collaborated to support King's partner organizations. For instance, students collected items for Pacific House, a men's shelter in Stamford, others conducted a children's coat drive to support a shelter in Danbury. Another group prepared a meal with Flik to serve at Inspirica, an organization working to break the cycle of homelessness.

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King's culture of respect thrives in a kind and inclusive community

How does King School define a kind and inclusive community? Every day our staffulty, students, and parents make a choice to intentionally show consideration and compassion for others. King is committed to our Virtues of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect. One important way we show our commitment to cultivating a kind, inclusive community is by supporting staffulty at the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) and students at the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC).

Continuing our tradition of participation in these vital conferences, a group of five Upper School students and six staffulty from multiple divisions and disciplines traveled together to Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month for a unique and memorable experience.

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MS Students Explore Japanese Culture with the Greenwich School partnership

The Grade 8 Japanese School partnership has been part of the MS curriculum for eight years and seeks to create social connections for students. Our students learn to acknowledge and respect a culture much different than their own and practice kindness with a diverse group of kids. These are the important themes and beauty of the partnership and the cornerstone of our Virtues.

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