During the spring and summer months, families will receive many communications from KO, including the Wyvern Monthly. International students will be asked to take placement tests in math, English, science or a language upon arrival at KO. These placement tests will be used to place students in their courses for the Fall Semester. Students will also be required to complete summer reading and math packets to keep them prepared for the coming school year.
Once a student has their course placement from the Director Of Academic Planning, books can be ordered through the KO Bookstore
Students may have the option to deliver books to their homestay family address so please coordinate this with them.
Students should establish their KO email account as soon as they receive instructions. Natural and Host parents should log on to the Parent Portal as soon as they receive instructions. All of this information will be sent through the Wyvern Monthly so please make sure you receive this communication in July and August.
The First Few Days
After receiving clearance from the KO Nurse to be on campus, the first activity will be International Student Orientation. Here you will meet the entire International Team at KO and all of the other new International Students. Our returning students also host a question and answer session for our new Wyverns!
During these first few days, students may expect to take academic placement tests, learn their schedule and select their activities. Meetings with advisors and faculty can be arranged so that our new international students feel prepared and familiar in the Wyvern Nation!
Our Student Services Team creates an international orientation program annually based on the calendar and needs of our incoming and returning international students. All students must attend. Once the international orientation is complete, our new international Wyverns will also participate in our general orientation day before school begins. Dates and information will be shared with families early in the summer before departure.
Orientation for international students begins a few days before school with sessions on classroom differences, social activities and meeting all of the folks who will be a part of their lives while studying at Kingswood Oxford! Students should look out for this information in the early summer so they can plan their flights accordingly.
More information on what the Fall of 2023 will look like will be forthcoming in early summer 2023.
Students who will participate in a Fall sport will likely want to allow plenty of time to arrive and complete health and wellness requirements before pre-season begins. This is usually a week before the orientation days. The physical and TB test can take from five to seven days to receive results, so please take this into account before planning your air travel.
Visit the link below for more information on orientation. Visit this link for more information on health and wellness including the CT Health Assessment Record and if you will be required to take a TB test before school begins.