We have updates on Kingswood Oxford's Admissions Test Requirements for the 2020-2021 Admissions Season. Visit this link for more information. Any questions please reach out to us at admissions@kingswoodoxford.org.

Everything starts with your Ravenna account, so please be sure to create one here.

 To learn more about KO, visit our Virtual Admissions Center.

Goals for Admission

We encourage applications from intellectually curious, motivated and well-rounded students throughout Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence of:

  • Strong levels of academic achievement
  • Talent and interest in the arts, athletics and/or community service, and
  • Indications of leadership in extracurricular activities.

Steps for the Application

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Interview

    While we are so excited to show you all KO has to offer, our campus is currently closed to visitors during the school day. We will be hosting applicant interviews via Zoom at this time. Please plan for the interview to last about an hour. The video meeting will begin with a student portion with one of our Admissions Officers and then we welcome to spend time with a parent/guest/advocate to wrap up the meeting. 

    Please set up a Ravenna account to schedule your interview online. Alternatively, you may reach out to admissions via email or phone to sign up. Contact us at admissions@kingswoodoxford.org or by phone at 860-727-5000.

    Be sure to visit our events page for more ways to get to know our current students, faculty, and administration!
  • Online Application

    While students have a choice of which application to use, all applicants need to set up a Ravenna account in order to schedule a Zoom interview and register for other events, as well as view their admissions decisions.

    Middle School applicants (Grades 6, 7, 8) must use the KO online application. The application fee is $55. Once an account is created, it is here you will be able to view, track and complete the checklist items.

    Upper School applicants (Grades 9, 10, 11) may apply one of two ways. The first is the KO online application and the second is the Standard Application Online*, also known as the SAO. The application fee is $55. The international application fee is $100. (Should your family need financial assistance for the application fee please contact our office at 860-727-5000 to request a fee waiver.)

     * For those 9th, 10th, 11th-grade applicants applying via the SAO, you will manage and complete your application here and updates will stream into your Ravenna account. Please note: there may be a slight delay in these updates. You will pay the admissions fee within the SAO once you select Kingswood Oxford as one of the schools receiving the application. 

    Links to Applications:
    KO Online Application (Available for applications to grades 6-11)
    Standard Application Online (SAO) (Available for applications to grades 9-11)
  • Testing

    Updates to the 2020-2021 Application:

    Kingswood Oxford recognizes the ever-changing landscape of our world right now and the effects COVID-19 has had on all of our daily lives presently and in the months ahead. With this in mind, we have made some updates to our application cycle for the 2020-2021 admission cycle for Fall 2021 enrollment. As an Admissions team and a School, we feel these updates for the coming year are rooted in ensuring fairness, access, and equity for our applicants and their families.

    Kingswood Oxford will be test-optional for the 2020-2021 Admissions Season for Fall 2021 Enrollment. Visit this link for more specific information.
  • Recommendation Forms

    We require three forms as part of our application process: English recommendation form, Math recommendation form, and a Principal/Guidance Counselor Report Form. These recommendation forms can be accessed and managed online through your account and completed by the applicant's current English and Math teachers. The Principal/Guidance Counselor Report also can be accessed and managed online and should be completed by a school official (i.e. Principal, guidance counselor, advisor, or homeroom teacher). 

    The Supplemental Recommendation Form is an optional recommendation form that can be completed by a coach, music instructor, or specific subject-matter teacher. Applicants may ask one person to complete a Supplemental Recommendation Form.

    For applicants who are choosing NOT to submit standardized test scores: We are requiring an additional Academic Recommendation Form with the application. This can be accessed in your online account.
  • Transcripts

    The Transcript Release Form, which can be accessed and managed through your account, should be completed by a school official (i.e. Principal, guidance counselor, advisor, or homeroom teacher). Transcripts containing the most up to date grades from the current year and final grades from the previous two years should be sent directly from the school official.  Transcripts may be uploaded online if your student is using the SAO. Transcripts may be emailed to admissions@kingswoodoxford.org, mailed or faxed to (860) 236-3651 or mailed to:

    ATTN: Admissions Office
    170 Kingswood Road
    West Hartford, CT, 06119
  • Writing Sample

    Within your online account, please upload a 1-3 page graded writing paper from an English class or another academic subject from your current school year. You may also email this sample to admissions@kingswoodoxford.org. Please make sure the applicant’s name is in the subject line when emailing the file.
  • Financial Assistance

    For instructions on how to apply for need-based Financial Assistance, visit the Tuition and Affordability page. The Parents' Financial Statement must be submitted concurrently with your student's application and has the same deadline of February 1st.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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