Welcome to the King School Parents’ Association.
Welcome to the King School Parents’ Association. As parents and guardians, you are automatically members of the King PA, and we encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to become involved.
Through the Parents’ Association, we celebrate what makes us unique and what we have in common. We look forward to seeing you on campus and are reminded that it is the people in our community who make King School such a special place.
I encourage you to become involved. We are so fortunate to have so many talented and eager parents leading our Board, our committees and our grades as grade reps. Whether we are together in person, virtual or a mix of both, there is truly a role for everyone either big or small, where each contribution is valued and appreciated. You’re not only welcome here, you belong here!
I can’t wait to see everyone on campus!
-Sandy Burgoyne P’27, PA President
The King Parents’ Association (PA) consists of all parents and guardians of students enrolled at King.
The Parents’ Association supports the mission of the school, in partnership with faculty and staff, administration, and the Board of Trustees, to prepare students for a lifelong commitment to learning and social responsibility.
- Build a warm and welcoming community among parents
- Facilitate communication between parents and the school
- Raise funds for scholarships, and other vital programs at King
Parents' Association in Action
In alignment with King School’s commitment to community, King is collaborating with Darien-based nonprofit Person to Person this holiday season. The relationship is not new, but with each year, it grows more plentiful. King recently hosted the most successful food drive to date, donating 5,814 pounds of food to the Person to Person pantry.
A sea of blue and gold flooded the King School campus for the first time in two years to celebrate Homecoming 2021. The annual event brings together the entire Viking community to celebrate the school’s rich history, enjoy athletic competition and give back.
Enthusiasm coursed through the King community gathered at the Performing Arts Center for the annual State of the School event on September 23. Despite the rain and social distancing, the message was clear: The state of the school is great, and learning at King School is centered around inquiry.
Inclement weather did not deter a group of King School's Trustees and Administrators from commemorating the naming of the redesigned outdoor sports complex on campus. The complex is in the heart of the campus on four acres of multi-sport turf fields. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, June 8, the fields were formally recognized as the Armstrong and King Family Fields and the Feinberg Field.
The King community was joined by Lisa Damour, Ph.D., for a practical talk on managing stress and anxiety due to the pandemic. Dr. Damour is a New York Times best-selling author who specializes in clinical psychology and child development. She is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Damour shared her clinical insights with parents in a virtual meeting on April 21, 2021, providing them with information and tips on how to best manage stress and anxiety in themselves and their children during these unprecedented times.
The Parents’ Association Visual Arts Committee and Art and Design Department are pleased to announce the first outdoor sculpture installation on campus. Five brightly colored and wind-activated kinetic sculptures by Drew Klotz are on display in different locations around campus until mid-June. Klotz combines elements of physics, engineering, geometry, and design when creating his sculptures.
Author, speaker, and activist Julie Lythcott-Haims engaged members of the King School community in a thought-provoking virtual conversation about race and identity that revolved around her memoir Real American. The book tells the author's journey of acceptance as a Black and biracial woman living in predominantly white communities.
The presentation, which took place on January 28, was part of the 2021 King Reads Together series sponsored by the Parents' Association, in partnership with the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at King.
"Big props to King School for bringing Christopher Dial to Stamford to talk about implicit bias. Many thanks to the KInD parents for the work they do to support the Committee. And may we all be patient with ourselves and those around us as we strive to understand how our brains work for us and against us, as individuals and as groups."
The King Community took a trip around the world last week and never left the LS gymnasium. It was an afternoon filled with memories of faraway places where the roots of our community began; delicious food once shared by families much like our own; and the differences that bring us together.