Kingsbury School

Academic Excellence since 1953! Located on a beautiful 125-acre campus with woods, a pond and nature trails, KCDS is an International Baccalaureate World School Primary Years Programme.
Nationally recognized environmental studies program. Full slate of extracurricular activities. Summer Camps include: academics, sports, and preschool.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 131 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Kingsbury School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
131 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Kingsbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
JK starting at $6333, Kindergarten $8550, 1st through 8th $9500. Tuition Assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Audrey J. Smith-Dibble

School Notes

  • Kingsbury is an independent day school devoted to making learning a lifelong pursuit. Kingsbury's program emphasizes academic concepts and skills while, at the same time, preparing its students to make reasoned decisions and to think critically. It educates children as individuals with their own potentials, interests, and needs while promoting an atmosphere of intellectual discipline and companionship. The program offers each student access to a variety of learning environments, materials, and media.
  • Kingsbury provides a social environment that encourages individual freedom and stresses the individual's responsibility to society. A premium is placed on honesty, openness, and kindness. Children are asked to be as tolerant of weaknesses as they are appreciative of talents and to have respect and concern for fellow students and adults alike.
  • In an increasingly complex and interdependent world which calls for people whose insight, resourcefulness, and responsibility allows them to grow with change, Kingsbury helps each child develop a sense of personal worth and effectiveness by offering the opportunity to succeed in meaningful activity. At the same time, it teaches students how to cope with mistakes, thus giving them the confidence to accept risks. The school seeks to instill in all students the courage to aim high, to face their particular challenges resolutely, and to accept responsibility.
  • In a sense, Kingsbury is more than a school. Rather, it is a community which involves students, parents, teachers, and friends in its decision making, learning activities, and daily life. This community is enriched by the inclusion of persons of differing backgrounds and personalities, which encourages respect for diversity.
  • Kingsbury believes that education will give individuals confidence in their ability, the skills to reach their potential, and enthusiasm for ideas which should sustain them through a lifetime of challenges and learning.

School Reviews

Kingsbury is more than just a school. It is a community and a life learning center. Whether it be nature study, science, math, theater arts, cultures of the world, or community involvement K.C.D.S. opens the eyes of their students to possibilties and allows the student to be part of the process of learning rather than a drone commited to barriers supported by rote.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 131 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Oakland County, MI is $11,760 for elementary schools and $14,905 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland County, MI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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