Kingswood Oxford School

170 Kingswood Road,
West Hartford, CT, 06119-0611
Tel: (860)727-5000
Grades: 6 - 12 | 523 students
At Kingswood Oxford School (KO), high-achieving and motivated children develop essential 21st century skills, heighten their sense of self and strive for deeper meaning.
They are able to do so within a safe and playful environment and rich culture of opportunity and excellence where they feel known and supported by their peers and teachers.

KO, a coeducational, independent day school located in West Hartford, Conn., provides a rigorous and engaging learning experience for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12.
Our community values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with our students and their families.
Small classes are taught by exceptional teachers who encourage students to engage both widely and deeply in the liberal arts and sciences experience.
Our graduates are well rounded and prepared remarkably well for the challenges of highly selective colleges and equipped for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1909

Student Body

Total Students 523 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 46%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language - Voice and Vision, AP English Literature - Classics of Social Criticism, AP English Literature - Masterpieces, AP English Literature - Senior Seminar, AP French Language, AP Latin Vergil, AP Physics, AP Political Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, 
Average SAT score 1840
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Tie & Khakis (boys), Varied (girls))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $34,500
Tuition Notes Need-based financial aid and merit scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,000
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jim ODonnell
Admissions Associate Rebecca Benavides


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDivingField Hockey
FootballGolfIce HockeyLacrosseSoccer
SoftballSquashSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Entrepreneur's Club, Epic Literary Magazine (Upper School), Fashion Club, Female Empowerment Club, Forensic Union (Debate), Gay Straight Alliance, Global Awareness Organization, Green Team (environmental awareness), High Voltage (Science Club), Investment Club, KO Cares, KO News, Math Club, Mock Trial (Middle School), Model United Nations, Music Publications, Peer Mentors, Prefects (Seniors who Mentor Freshman), Real Time Strategies Club, Retrospect Yearbook, Robotics, Senior Advisors (Mentors to 6th Graders), Shield & Dragon (student hosts), Student Government, Student Tutors, Team Tobati, The Voice Literary Magazine (Middle School), United Students, Vegetarian Club, Video Club, Wyvern Nation Spirit Association Book Club, Fashion Club, KO Cares, KO News, Math Club, Peer Mentors, Robotics, Student Tutors, Team Tobati, Video Club, Entrepreneur's Club,
Epic Literary Magazine (Upper School),
Female Empowerment Club,
Forensic Union (Debate),
Gay Straight Alliance,
Global Awareness Organization,
Green Team (environmental awareness),
High Voltage (Science Club),
Investment Club,
Mock Trial (Middle School),
Model United Nations,
Music Publications,
Prefects (Seniors who Mentor Freshman),
Real Time Strategies Club,
Retrospect Yearbook,
Senior Advisors (Mentors to 6th Graders),
Shield & Dragon (student hosts),
Student Government,
The Voice Literary Magazine (Middle School),
United Students,
Vegetarian Club,
Wyvern Nation Spirit Association,

School Notes:

  • Students are taught to analyze, collaborate and communicate effectively so they can navigate their academic journeys with increasing independence. The junior and senior year Capstone Experience includes college-level course offerings, leadership opportunities, professional college advising and collegiate athletic advising, a thesis and international travel programs. Our curriculum and a rich array of artistic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities allow students to explore interests, sharpen fundamental skills and contribute to the greater community.

  • Profile last updated: 09/17/2013

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The nearest high school is American School For The Deaf (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas The Apostle (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Thomas The Apostle (0.3 miles away)
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