Kingswood Oxford athletics enjoy a rich tradition of excellence that dates back to the School's beginnings. Since its founding, the School has recognized the unifying effect that athletics exert on our community.
Our athletic program is dedicated to the ideal of developing a sound mind in a sound body. Everyone participates in athletics during the school year. KO offers girls and boys exciting opportunities in 26 different interscholastic and intramural athletic options. Many of our interscholastic teams are regularly some of the most competitive in Connecticut and New England.
The character of KO athletics can be attributed to our "teacher as coach" philosophy. This philosophy connects the learning that occurs in the classroom with the learning that occurs during the athletics practice and competition. Teacher-coaches expect their students to work hard, in the classroom and in their athletic endeavors. Teacher-coaches know that the best learning and greatest improvements occur when students are asked to set higher goals than they perceive possible.
Teaching athletics is about teaching important life lessons. On an athletic team, student-athletes learn dedication, commitment, teamwork, and sacrifice. When a team plays together, the sum is greater than the total of the parts.