Gouri Krishnan '23, Nadia Kucher '21, Clare Liao '23, and Sophia Leng '25 made up Team Alpha, representing King extremely well. Every year, over 50 girls from surrounding schools gather at Yale for a day of problem-solving, competition, and learning. Also, the King US Math team is currently in second place in Fairfield County for the 2019-2020 season!
PRIVATE EDUCATION FOR GIRLS IN STAMFORD, CT
Girls Thrive at King Co-Ed Private School
“How can boys and girls learn how to interact as equals in the workplace if they have no experience interacting as equals in school?” - Diana F. Halpern, PhD, former President of the American Psychological Association (Source)
All-Girls School vs. Co-Ed School
Parents looking for a private education for their daughter may wonder, "Is a single-sex education better or should I send my daughter to a co-ed private school?”
Some parents feel that an all-girls school helps girls focus on their studies, gain self-confidence since they are not self-conscious about speaking up in front of boys, and take leadership roles. Although an all-girls education may help some girls, it’s important to note that there are elements of a co-ed education that are vital to your daughter’s growth and development. What’s most valuable is to find a private school where girls can thrive and, more specifically, where your daughter is able to find her voice and build the foundation for success in her cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Why Choose a Co-ed School for Your Daughter?
As you consider what type of school is best for your daughter, consider the advantages for girls of attending a co-ed school.
- Co-ed learning can enhance academic learning: Learning with girls and boys exposes girls to different ways of thinking and varied experiences. In a co-ed environment, the skills girls learn in sharing, listening, and respecting multiple perspectives, enables them to debate, create, and become fearless learners and leaders.
- Co-ed environment teaches vital life skills: Learning with girls and boys teaches girls to feel comfortable with diversity, and promotes socialization and communication skills. Girls learn to interact as equals and to master the vital life skills needed to succeed in school and in the co-ed workforce.
- Co-ed learning challenges gender stereotypes: In a co-ed environment, students interact with one another and with adult role models in multiple roles. As girls pursue their passions and strive to grow and compete as scientists, leaders, mathematicians, athletes, musicians, technologists, historians, and writers, girls of all ages can gain a more sophisticated and more flexible understanding of the broad, challenging roles that they can achieve.
How Do Girls Thrive at King School?
Girls at King School actively engage in their learning by leading projects, collaborating with teachers and classmates, and taking pride in achieving their goals.
Girls gain the skills and self-confidence to explore their sense of self and their place in the world because, at King, girls are valued members of a community that understands girls as individuals, fosters a growth mindset, challenges girls to pursue new opportunities, and celebrates girls’ accomplishments.
At King School, we seek more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking.
Every day, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on.
Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
- Academics: At King, a thoughtfully designed, challenging curriculum, supported by a nurturing community, offers girls the opportunity to find their passions and achieve their goals. Girls and boys are encouraged to explore, make interesting observations, develop deeper mastery, and make meaningful friendships, all as part of a dynamic learning community. Many girls choose to pursue the additional rigorous coursework and capstone projects needed to graduate with a Certificate of Distinction in STEM, Global Studies, Leadership, World Languages, or Visual Arts.
- Athletics: Girls proudly represent their teams and King School in a competitive athletics program designed as an essential component of each girl’s overall educational experience. Girls compete on a variety of high school Varsity and JV as well as Middle School teams. Elementary school girls learn about team sports through a fun and challenging physical education program. As scholar-athletes and as leaders on the Captain’s Council, King girls embody the positive attributes of teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, and self-discipline. The Girls Varsity Volleyball team has won the FAA championship each of the past 5 years and has won the NEPSAC Championship five of the last six years. The Girls Varsity Softball team has also won multiple FAA championships.
- Extracurriculars: Girls at King serve as leaders and active participants in a wide range of extracurricular activities in all divisions, including: Math Olympiad; Lego robotics; chess; Math Team; Math Teacher Assistants Club; Model UN; Girls Advancing in STEM; Robotics Club; Investment Club; Debate Team; Student Council; King Ambassadors; theater, music, and art performances; Yearbook Club; Photography Club; and numerous student-led service clubs and activities addressing causes ranging from homelessness and hunger to literacy and the environment.
- College Preparation: Each student works with an experienced college counselor throughout a 4-year developmental, student-centered program to discover the most competitive fit. Students are empowered to reflect on their passions, capabilities, and ambitions as they are guided by a college counselor to select their academic and activity program, create a standardized testing strategy, identify their college list, complete their applications, and make a thoughtful final decision. King alumnae attend some of the top colleges and universities in the country.
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If you’re exploring a private school education, consider King School where your daughter will be inspired in a community that unites academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth.
King School has been helping girls and boys thrive for over 150 years. Learn more about our specific academic programs and how all students thrive at King:
King School is a convergence of all-girls and all-boys schools.
Diana is a three-sport athlete who excels in athletics, academics, and community outreach. As a PCA Triple-Impact Competitor finalist, Degnan has embodied the model of making herself, her team, and her sport better by being a leader on and off the field.
US students Samantha Berman '21 and Sarah DiModica '21 are taking a stand on climate change. On Friday, Sept. 27 they organized a Climate Week strike during the US Advisory period.
Congratulations to Milei Wyatt '21 on being selected as a Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) Fellow 2019. According to the GCI website, "Fellows are participants in the GCI Fellowship. They are outstanding and engaged global citizens from around the world with an innate commitment to build a better tomorrow and catalyze positive change."
King School is proud to have has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Thank you to our dedicated Faculty, who support our students every day and encourage them to explore a high level of intellectual curiosity and a cultivate a strong independent work ethic.
Congratulations to Jordan Kulick '19 and Chloe Simonte '19 on their acceptances to two prestigious programs: music theatre and voice performance. Jordan will attend Elon University and Chloe will attend Bucknell University.
Congratulations to our US students who have been nominated for a Halo award. King received 14 nominations, up from 8 last year! The Annual High School Halo Awards honors high school students' achievements in all aspects of theatre. Over 60 high schools from across the State of Connecticut are participating in the 16th Annual Halo Awards this year!
The US Gymnasium was transformed into a processing plant on Wednesday, March 6, as Diana Degnan '20 lead the charge to pack over 100,000 meals for the Feed My Starving Children organization and feed nearly 300 children for a year. At the end of the day, Middle and Upper School students and Staffulty helped exceed the goal and packed 101,304 meals (469 boxes) in total. This ambitious undertaking was part of Diana's Capstone Project for Global Studies and the effects of her work will be felt thousands of miles away.
Congratulations to Michelle Mulé '20 who was awarded three silver keys, for two poems and one short story, and six honorable mentions, for five poems and one short story, in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Michelle also received a Gold Key and an honorable mention for two additional photographs she submitted.
A three-sport athlete in field hockey, squash, and lacrosse and active in community outreach with Harlem Lacrosse, Riley will be attending Duke University next Fall.