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Kingswood Oxford School Photo #1 - Our mission and core values are the grounding force within our school, its very soul. Our mission is why we are here. Our values are what we do. Ask any KO student about the core value that resonates with them the most, and you`ll get thoughtful and meaningful answers. 'Care beyond self' always tops the list.
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Kingswood Oxford School Photo #1 - Our mission and core values are the grounding force within our school, its very soul. Our mission is why we are here. Our values are what we do. Ask any KO student about the core value that resonates with them the most, and you`ll get thoughtful and meaningful answers. 'Care beyond self' always tops the list.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #2 - KO graduates learn to navigate the academic and social complexities of the world. Their true strength lies in their ability to manage situations they haven't previously encountered, armed with confidence, independence, and resilience. As strong leaders, they listen, empower others, and get things done. As people of good character, they model a code of kindness grounded in kindness.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #3 - Our formal programming surrounding a student`s post-secondary planning begins in 10th grade and continues throughout their time at KO. We partner with our families throughout this process, as we all work together to support the student in making the best decisions possible to reach their future goals. Highlights include small group classes and regular meetings with college counselors.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #4 - Visual arts curriculum includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, media arts, photography, and filmmaking.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #5 - Playing on a team extends far beyond championship awards at KO. Students here love to win and appreciate the shared commitment to achieving something bigger than themselves. Some KO athletes are elite players, with 20% of our grads playing in college. Others learn a new sport and relish the opportunity to move out of their comfort zone.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #6 - The arts at KO are an essential part of every day. Our music program includes instrumental, vocal, and digital instruction. The Composer Colloquy brings internationally recognized composers to KO each year to meet and work with students
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #7 - KO's award-winning theater department netted Best High School Musical in Connecticut for 9 to 5 and Thoroughly Modern Mille. Our Broadway@KO signature program has Broadway professional workshop with our students so our kids continue to elevate their acting, singing, and dancing skills.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #8 - Our Upper School classes are based on a synergy of interlocking ideas that create a dynamic environment for real-world, authentic learning. Students gain mastery of the material they are learning, guided by exceptional teachers. By providing ample space for discovery, these classes allow students to connect with the subject on a deeper level than just rote learning.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #9 - The one-of-a-kind English Symposium has welcomed some of the nation`s greatest writers, poets, and playwrights, including Arthur Miller, John Updike, William Styron, Min Jin Lee, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, etc. The author visits campus for workshops. To prepare, students in all grade levels read at least one work. A senior class reads all of the author's works.
Kingswood Oxford School Photo #10 - Each student is connected to an advisor who advocates for the student and family. In addition to overseeing a student`s academic progress, advisors also provide informal and personal guidance in all areas of school life. They collect and receive information from faculty and advisees and serve as a liaison between parents and the school. Advisee group size is 7-9 students.
Kingswood Oxford is a co-ed, private, college preparatory, independent day school in West Hartford, Connecticut, serving grades 6-12 and located just steps from Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center. 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.
100% of KO students matriculate to a four-year college or university
100% of recent graduates said that KO prepared them well to very well in written work, critical thinking and communication skills
100% of Seniors write a long-form thesis paper. In both 2017 and 2018, Kingswood Oxford alums were named the Cum Laude Society's National Thesis winner.
90% of students take at least one AP course before graduation
84% of recent graduates participate in community service in their college or university and 72% of recent graduates hold leadership positions in their college or university

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 518 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,600
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Deciding on a Career in Medicine - 11/18/2022
    Kingswood Oxford science aficionado Sasha Dausey `25 embraced her medical immersion experience at the Dr. Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, suturing pig`s ...morefeet, dissecting pig`s brains and becoming certified in CPR through her stipend as a Martin Nicholson Scholar this summer. hide

Top Rankings

Kingswood Oxford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1909

Student Body

Total Students
518 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Kingswood Oxford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language - Voice and Vision, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin: Caesar and Vergil, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Political Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Average SAT score
1319
Average ACT score
29
Average Percentile SSAT
62%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
collared shirts, sweater, khakis

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2021-2022 Middle School (Grades 6-8) tuition is: $39,525. Upper School (Grades 9-12) tuition is: $43,600. Need-based financial aid to those who qualify. Merit scholarships available to 6th and 9th-grade applicants.
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Emery
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Benavides

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Epic Literary Magazine (Upper School), Female Empowerment Club, Forensic Union (Debate), Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Global Awareness Organization, Green Team (environmental awareness), Investment Club, KO Cares, KO News, Math Club, Mock Trial (Middle School), Model United Nations, Music Publications, Peer Mentors, Prefects (Seniors who Mentor Freshman), Retrospect Yearbook, Senior Advisors (Mentors to 6th Graders), Shield & Dragon (student hosts), Student Government, Student Tutors, Team Tobati, The Voice Literary Magazine (Middle School), United Students, Various Other Student Clubs each year, Video Club, Wyvern Nation Spirit Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choral Programs, Orchestra Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Robotics Team

School Notes

  • Essential to the KO experience is our emphasis on our Core Values of demonstrating integrity, respect, responsibility, embracing intellectual curiosity, learning with passion and perseverance, caring beyond self, taking personal responsibility and working hard, taking risks, becoming involved. Everything we do revolves around these values. There`s a wonderful sense among the entire community of wanting and encouraging each student to do well and to reach his or her potential academically, socially and emotionally. We work to empower students to become independent, to self-advocate and to embrace lifelong learning through a rich and robust academic program as well as co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities. KO students are multi-faceted, motivated and compassionate.
  • Opportunities abound for students to find their voice, to discover a passion they didn`t know they had -- to shine. KO offers a safe and nurturing environment to test new ideas, start campus initiatives and work through challenges. KO faculty and staff work with parents every step of the way. We believe that the parent-teacher partnership is critical to the student`s success. A faculty advisor meets with a small group of students several times a week to help them navigate academic and social issues and check in with parents should a challenge arise. Advisors are always here to listen and to guide with patience and honesty. And, as a day school, students form one cohesive group; no lines of demarcation exist between a day student and boarding student. We all share a similar experience - going home to our families at night.
  • Additional KO Stories can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-r0ll3eN8U&index=1&list=PLbI3QjSIM8T70Iu-5Vz68P3nSu3yFg3UU
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kingswood Oxford School cost?

Kingswood Oxford School's tuition is approximately $43,600 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Kingswood Oxford School?

The acceptance rate of Kingswood Oxford School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 68%.

What sports does Kingswood Oxford School offer?

Kingswood Oxford School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Kingswood Oxford School's ranking?

Kingswood Oxford School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Kingswood Oxford School?

The application deadline for Kingswood Oxford School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 518 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,600
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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