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Private School near Greenwich, CT Preschool-Grade 12 Education

King Prepares Fairfield County Students For Success in College and Beyond

King School is located in Stamford, less than 30 minutes from Greenwich, Connecticut. 22% of our student body comes from the Greenwich area, including Cos Cob, Old Greenwich and Riverside. One of the many benefits of a King education is the ability to meet and learn with students from over 30 different towns. Families from towns like Greenwich and surrounding areas help add to our diverse and growing community. Learn about our transportation options from Greenwich

What to Expect From a Private Education at King

Students at the King School rise through 14 years of learning, education, and growth. Beginning in preschool and kindergarten, students progress through:

King School immerses students from Greenwich, CT in a community where students become agents in their own learning. When students are exploring, reflecting, questioning, evaluating, and making connections — and teachers are creating and guiding these moments of discovery — students are truly learning. This is what King calls inquiry-based learning, and it is what students do at every grade level and in every discipline. Elementary school, middle school, and high school students have the opportunity to research, experiment, develop new skills, work together on projects and find their passions.

Fairfield County students are prepared by King's college counseling four year developmental program that enables each student to discover the most competitive fit. Each student, starting in Grade 9, is paired with an experienced college counselor who guides the college preparatory journey, including partnering on: curricular strategy; standardized testing strategy; college visits; identifying a college list; completing applications; and making a thoughtful, final decision. King strengthens students from Greenwich and surrounding areas to pursue their passions beyond their years at King Private School. At King School, we believe each student deserves to pursue their passions in an environment that is challenging, scholarly, and the best fit for them. The world is rapidly changing; no one knows what the future will bring, but King graduates will be ready – ready to succeed and better prepared to better the world!

See examples of inquiry-based learning in the classroom

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Grade 7 Science Fair Highlights Inquiry and Research

Months of inquiry and discovery culminated with impressive student presentations at the Grade 7 Science Fair in the Upper School Gym on Friday, June 2. The variety of work on display spanned a range of student interests and included research in culinary arts, athletics, cellular biology, and more.

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Student Research and Science Fair Awards Presented at the STEM Colloquium

The seventh annual STEM Colloquium showcased years of research from senior class recipients of the STEM Distinction, recognizing the students' passion, determination, perseverance, and achievement. Ben Persily ’23, Gouri Krishnan ’23, Yuriy Sandmeier ’23, Clare Liao ’23, and Eli Lowe ’23 discussed their capstone projects, many of which were completed through King School’s Advanced Science Program for Independent Research and Engineering (ASPIRE). Following the student presentations, Director of Science Research Dr. Victoria Schulman announced the winners of the Upper School Science Fair, which was held on May 10.

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Grade 4 Takes Geometry to the Links

King School’s Grade 4 took geometry to the links as they applied lines and shapes to build mini-golf course holes. The lesson served as the culminating math exercise for the year and incorporated prototype drawings, consultations with the school’s golf team, and presentations on Grandparents and Special Friends Day.

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The Geography of Fairy Tales

King School’s Grade 3 writing classes have infused fairy tales into writing lessons for several years. This spring, teachers Ellen Eagleton and Samantha Clark gave the unit a multidisciplinary spin by incorporating traditional stories from Africa, China, Ireland, Mexico, and Persia. Students explored geography and discussed the tales’ themes, cultural similarities, and differences. Then they wrote fairy tales of their own.

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Nine Students Present at the Art Colloquium Earning Distinctions

Culminating a years of research and self-discovery in the arts, nine senior advanced art students presented capstone projects at two Art Colloquia in the Performing Arts Center at King School in late April. The presentations result from the school’s O.P.E.N project experience: Original, Personal, Experiential, and Novel, with the advanced students spending an entire year exploring a theme of their choosing. Students used different mediums to explore topics including the environment, human behavior, geology, and technology creating work that reflect their interests or experiences.

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Accessibility from Greenwich, CT

Bus Transportation for Greenwich Students from Old Greenwich:

King School is now offering bus transportation for residents from Riverside/Old Greenwich, CT.

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