King School

  • King School is a highly selective, PreKindergarten-Grade 12 co-ed, independent day school.
  • Exceptional Faculty offer a challenging academic program rooted in a personalized approach to teaching and learning.
  • Students thrive within a culture of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect.
  • Our graduates succeed in the top colleges and universities and pursue lives of ongoing inquiry and accomplishment.Our great strength is that, for each of our students, we are able to personalize their experience in a manner that brings out the best in them, by helping them discover and build on their own unique strengths.
  • Our Faculty know each of our students at an extraordinary level of detail, and partner with students and parents to create the best possible learning experience for every student at King.
  • Over 81% of Faculty hold advanced degrees; they are experts in their subject matter and in understanding how children learn.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1865
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students675 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers142 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$42,800
Tuition NotesPreK: $26,430* Kindergarten - Grade 4: $36,675 Grade 5: $38,035 Grades 6-8: $39,650 Grades 9-12: $42,800 *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
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNina Newman


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chinese Club, Community Service Projects, Debate Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, French Club, King Ambassadors, Math Team, Milestone/Spectrum, Model UN, Music Club, STEM Club, Student Activities, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Design Technology, Drawing and Painting, Instrumental Music, Public Speaking, Theater, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Swimming

School Notes

  • King School (King) is an independent, college preparatory school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
  • King is a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
  • We champion the development of each individual's talents, character, and self-confidence by offering students challenging intellectual, creative, athletic, leadership and service opportunities.
  • King's culture of respect for one's self and for others promotes independence and collaboration. King graduates are well prepared to pursue lives of learning and accomplishment, personal fulfillment and social responsibility.
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