At a Glance
Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12. KO is conveniently located just steps from Blue Back Square in West Hartford, CT, which is #45 on Time/Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live 2014;" Family Circle Magazine's "10 Best Towns for Families in 2013;" and Kiplinger's "Ten Best Cities" in 2010. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, KO values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with 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. As a result, KO students become clear, confident communicators; resourceful problem solvers; and innovative and ethical leaders. 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.
Enrollment: 516 students from 55 towns in CT and Western MA
Middle School enrollment 147 students; Upper School 369 students
Student-to-teacher ratio: 7-to-1
Advisee group size: 7-9
Teaching faculty: 75; 60% have 10+ years teaching experience at KO
Academic calendar: Two semesters
Courses offered: More than 170
Advanced Placement: 17 courses leading to exams in 18 areas
Tuition: For 2014-15, the tuition is $33,900 for the Middle School and $35,750 for the Upper School. Both divisions also have a $500 Activity Fee; books cost an estimated $400-$800.
Tuition assistance: 42% of students receive need-based tuition assistance in 2014-15; the average award is $18,440. Some students also receive tuition assistance based strictly on merit.
Merit Scholarships: The Martin-Nicholson Merit Scholarship and Upper Prep Merit Scholarship are available to high-achieving applicants to 9th grade and 6th grade, respectively; the scholarships are worth up to $10,000. Financial need is not a prerequisite. In addition, children of military families who apply to Upper Prep (6th grade) are eligible for the Tallwood Warriors Scholarship.
Students of color: 21%
Athletics: 26 sports; 26 varsity teams; 62 teams covering four levels
Five-Year Strategic Plan
Kingswood Oxford School admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin.