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.
King: Private Preschool in Stamford, CT
We invite you to learn about the Academic Preschool program at King School. Explore the King Lower School benefits below, browse the LS Curriculum, and check out the LS News and Events. If you feel King Lower School might be right for your child, click the links below to inquire for more information about the school, schedule an on campus visit or to view our online application.
King Lower School
Private Preschool/PreKindergarten Program
Begin your child's academic journey in the King Lower School where our excellent, caring Faculty help students develop a foundation of skills vital for future learning and success. Faculty are deeply committed to King's approach to teaching and learning. We believe knowing students well is crucial for learning, because students who feel known and understood are more likely to engage fully.
At King's Full Day and Half Day PreK students actively and joyfully experience a wonderful balanced program that develops both academic and social skills through intentionally-designed curricular experiences. The King Lower School program nurtures a love of learning and working with others, and teaches students how to ask questions, make discoveries, think critically, and analyze and solve problems. The core of our Full-Day Preschool program focuses on Language Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Social Studies, and our additional Specialist subjects and courses expand students’ learning even further.
- Readers and Writers workshop approach engages students with material that is of high interest and aligns with their personal goals. Students develop as avid and skilled readers and writers.
- Teachers address whole group skills and differentiate for the needs of each student within smaller groups and one-on-one meetings.
Science, TECHnology, engineering & math (STEM)
- Students observe, discover, predict, and question.
- Makerspace, Lower School Science Lab, Computer Science Media Center, and classroom activities all provide inspiration and tools for students to tinker and practice designing solutions to real world problems, so students gain a greater sense of self-confidence and purpose.
- Highly respected Singapore Math Program is supported with hands-on activities and manipulatives, helping students move from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract.
- Children learn to view the world through a variety of perspectives to understand their role as a member of a global community.
- We value primary sources as students get to know the King community and local area, engaging in direct and meaningful experiences.
- Songs, stories and art projects encourage students to appreciate national, cultural, and religious diversity.
ADDITIONAL CROSS GRADE SUBJECTS AND COURSES
- Students explore Spanish, Library, Art, Music, and Physical Education.
Preschool Day Options
Full-Day PreK: Tu/Th
Half-Day PreK: M/W/F
*PreKindergarten meets 2 full days (Tu/Th) and 3 half days (M/W/F). There is the option for students to attend 5 full days, for an additional fee.
King is pleased to offer after school care for children in Full or Half Day Preschool-Grade 5. Qualified Staff and US students interact with the children in a casual, fun environment after school.
Facilities: Most activities take place within the LS Media Center, where children have access to books, magazines, computers, and cozy seating. Weather permitting, the program takes advantage of King’s fields and playground.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 2:45-5:30 p.m., when school is in session. There is no after school care on early dismissal days.
Learn More About After School Care
King students have many different opportunities to pursue their passions as they grow as learners and people. The Class of 2019 has achieved success in the classroom, on the athletic fields, on the stage, and now they are preparing to pursue lives of ongoing inquiry in college. Congratulations to the 39 seniors who have been accepted and have already committed to attend their first choice college or university.
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.
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.
Grade 5 students had been learning about the New England and Middle Colonies and were ready to enjoy an immersive experience at Philipsburg Manor in late November. This field trip provided students with a hands-on understanding of all they had studied in class and a new appreciation for the history of our country.