Welcome to the King Lower School in Stamford
Our Academics Set us Ahead
Childhood is a time of exploration, wonder, and discovery. At King School, we are committed to fostering meaningful learning experiences. Students are active collaborators in the learning process and engage with their environment to explore what they admire, question, and are naturally curious about.
At King’s Lower School, we honor students’ ideas and creativity; we allow time for them to think, pause, and collaborate with their peers. In turn, they build essential foundational skills, become good listeners, critical thinkers, and problem-solvers.
Our Community Sets Us Apart
The Lower School prides itself on fostering an environment centered around King’s virtues of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect. Beyond the classroom, students learn how to develop good character, become global citizens, and foster friendships with one another.
Our Graduates Set US Above
In the Lower School, students in Grades 4 and 5 benefit from an intentionally designed program that prepares them for greater academic, social, and emotional development in the following years. This approach positions our students as confident leaders of the Lower School while also exposing them to the content, skills, and transitional experiences that will prepare them for the challenges of Middle School.
With strong foundational skills and a sense of self-advocacy, our students chart their own path through Middle and Upper School and arrive confident, prepared, and ready to make an impact.
We created the Grade 4 probability carnival for the younger students. Even though they were having fun, we were actually teaching them math!
Gracie H., Lower School student
King encourages me to follow my passions. I like STEM activities. We get to make our own objects that solve the problem that needs to be solved.
Varun B., Lower School student
In Science, we were real inventors, creating our own inventions to help us solve a problem. In Math, we learned about economics by creating a marketplace and selling a product to our classmates.
Tim D., Lower School student
PreKindergarten and Kindergarten
King's young learners, starting at age 3, experience education as a path of discovery, understanding, wonder, and joy. These ideas are grounded in our project-based teaching and learning program.
King's young children are encouraged to ask questions and make their own discoveries. King School’s Grade 1–5 program is an interactive, hands-on experience that nurtures a love of learning and working with others.
Lower School in Action
In a celebration bursting with anticipation, students and their families gathered for the Lower School Moving Up Ceremony Friday, June 10, 2022. The ceremony marks the start of middle school for fifth grade students and the successful completion of the school year for the lower school students.
Music, laughter, and bells rang across the King School campus as 91 members of the Class of 2022 received their graduation diplomas and celebrated the strength of their community among family and friends during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3.
King School is partnering with the American School of Warsaw to support Ukrainian children who have fled their country due to the Russian invasion and sought refuge in Poland. This week, King is collecting school supplies such as crayons, markers, pencil cases, notebooks, pens, and pencils to send to Ukrainian children who are attending the school in Warsaw.
Parents journeyed through the Lower School and learned about countries around the world during the annual Global Studies Celebration. Each grade was provided an age-appropriate theme to discover their shared humanity while they investigated the world and strived to understand new perspectives.
King’s annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day celebration returned to campus this year with joy, smiles, and hugs as guests joined their children in the bustling classrooms of the Lower School for a day of engaging activities and learning. Head of School Carol Maoz opened the celebration with gratitude for the support that grandparents and special friends add to the community.
“Today, we celebrate the connections between the generations. All of us at King have a tremendous appreciation for our community and the partnership we form with our families as we all work together to help our students learn and grow. That includes you – grandparents and special friends,” said Maoz as she kicked off the event.
King of Spring was in full bloom on King School’s campus last weekend. The inaugural festivities showcased King’s extracurricular programs – Athletics, King Cares Service Learning, and Performing Arts – during a week of fun-filled activities.
Leading up to the weekend, each division hosted a different theme each day for Spirit Week to kick off the celebration with a major show of Viking Pride. To name a few, the week featured a tie dye day in the Lower School, Wacky Wednesday in the Middle School, a neon day in the Upper School, and an all school King Spirit day at the end of the week.
A crowd of lower school students looked up in awe as a bottle rocket launched to near ceiling height at the Lower School Science Fair. Using a pressure pump, Ella Mendez ’29 and Ella McKee ’29 hypothesized that the more air pressure they added into a soda bottle, the higher the bottle will rocket upwards. The students learned that there were other variables that impact the height of the bottle such as its angle at launch and the force of gravity. The fair, which took place on April 28, presented new innovative ideas from the fifth grade class.
King School’s biennial gala returned to campus this year with invigorating energy after an extended pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The glass ceiling tent was filled with cheer, laughter, and the sound of clinking glasses as over 350 guests gathered for the event which took place on Saturday, April 23, on the King School campus.
Head of School Carol Maoz kicked off the evening. “Tonight, we celebrate our community, and we celebrate the ability to gather in person on this beautiful campus – something we no longer take for granted!”
Our little Vikings ventured off to SoundWaters earlier this week to explore the treasures of the Long Island Sound. First grade students participated in two hands-on learning experiences that introduced them to local animals and the negative impact of oil spills on the Long Island Sound and beyond.
The class was divided into two groups for simultaneous lessons on each subject, followed by interactive STEM experiments. The first group got up close with live animals, touching and holding the creatures to observe clues about their ways of life in the Long Island Sound.