US Course of Study - Kingswood Oxford

US Course of Study

Building a Well-Rounded Life

Academics for a Limitless Future


Kingswood Oxford’s Upper School curriculum has a clear goal: your future. All courses and requirements are geared toward equipping students with the skills, motivation, and mindset needed to succeed in college and beyond.


Course of Study

What a Difference a Course Makes

Head to class and be prepared to discuss, think, and debate. Things are lively!

Getting to the Goal Line

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Kingswood Oxford, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 4 full-year credits in Upper School English, including Senior Thesis

  • 3 full-year credits in an Upper School laboratory science

  • 3 full-year credits in Upper School mathematics through Form 5

  • 3 full-year credits in Upper School history through Form 5 (including U.S. History)

  • 3 consecutive full-year credits in a modern or classical foreign language

  • 1 ½ credits in Upper School creative arts

  • Other courses that total 20 full credits

  • Community service hours (Due to pandemic restraints, the following will occur: Class of 2023 – required to complete 30 hours of community service, Class of 2024 – required to complete 45 hours of community service, Class of 2025 and beyond – required to complete 60 hours of community service)

  • Satisfactory completion of athletic/co-curricular requirement


Students at Kingswood Oxford in West Hartford use their problem solving skills in a hands-on educational environment

Advanced Placement ®

College-Level Learning – and Credit


Motivated students reap the benefits of Kingswood Oxford’s Advanced Placement® courses. In addition to working on college-level content, they can earn college credit and advanced course placement.


KO offers 17 Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Students must be recommended for an AP® course and, once enrolled, are required to sit for the AP® Exam in May.


Kingswood Oxford Scholars Excel


As a testament to the fact that Kingswood Oxford students grow to love learning:


  • 90% of our seniors take one (or more) AP® courses — compared to the national average of 25%

  • 53% of these students received an AP® Scholar Award

  • 23.9% were recognized as AP® Scholars with Distinction, with 9.8% being recognized as National AP® Scholars






English Language and Composition





Physics C: Mechanics




Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Computer Science A



United States History

Economics (Microeconomics & Macroeconomics)

United States Government & Politics



Chinese Language and Culture

French Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture



Creative Arts:

Art History

Music Theory

2024-25 Course of Study