Kingswood Oxford’s Middle School is an academically rigorous educational environment where every aspect of the program has been intentionally designed for students ages 10 to 14. The environment here is unlike any other in that adolescents are given the utmost respect along with great responsibility, which, when combined with an extensive support system, empowers them to achieve beyond expectation. The ownership of their own experience, combined with study skills, academic rigor, rich arts and athletic programs and the intrinsic joy of learning, creates a solid foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime.
In KO’s Middle School, the unique needs of adolescent learners are carefully considered. The student-centered classrooms, relational advisor system, imbedded study skills and rotating block schedule are based on best practices for this age group. Young people blossom in this community where expectations are high and students work together with their peers and invested adults to lay a foundation for lifelong learning. They explore, master and apply a curriculum that can be adapted to individual needs, as small class sizes enable teachers to achieve this objective. In addition, students discover who they are as learners and develop the study skills necessary to meet their own academic needs. They emerge as writers, debaters, researchers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, self-advocates and athletes and are poised to take advantage of all that the Upper School, and then college, has to offer.