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List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • How to schedule an interview and tour?

    Please call our Admissions Office at 860-727-5000 to schedule your campus tour and interview.
  • How long should we expect to be on campus?

    The entire visit from start to finish should last about an hour and a half.
  • What should we expect on the day of the interview?

    All families will begin with a student-guided tour of campus. Following the tour, the student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions Officer. After the student portion, the officer will meet with the parent(s).
  • What should my child wear for the interview?

    Your child should feel comfortable. Boys may wear nice pants with a button down, polo or sweater. They do not need to wear a tie and jacket. Girls may wear nice pants and a sweater, or a dress/skirt. Please wear comfortable shoes for your campus tour, sneakers are acceptable.
  • Does KO offer interview appointments on the weekend?

    No. Our appointment times are Monday-Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Our first appointment begins at 8:15 a.m. and our last appointment begins at 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays are half days at KO, and therefore we only offer morning appointments.
  • Does the application need to be filled out before the interview?

    No. Most families choose to interview before starting an application to get a first look at the school and to get a feel for the fit for their child. The application materials can be completed in any order, at any time, as long as it is complete and submitted by February 1.
  • What makes KO different than other independent schools in the area?

    KO takes pride in being the premiere independent, day school community for Grades 6-12 in the Greater Hartford area. As a day school, we believe the parent-teacher-coach partnership is critical to our student’s success. We work to empower students to become independent, to self-advocate, and to embrace life-long learning through our robust academics, while also expanding their interests in our co-curricular activities. As a day school students form one cohesive group, no lines of demarcation exist between day students and boarding students. We ALL share a similar experience- going home to our families at night.
  • What kinds of questions will my child be asked during the interview?

    We realize that many students have never been interviewed. We like to use this time to get to know your child as an individual. We ask them about their interests and what they are looking for in a future school. There are no trick questions or wrong answers. The interview process allows time for students and parents to learn more about the school in regards to their individual interests and expectations. We always remind our applicants to relax and be themselves!
  • What kind of student is a good fit at KO?

    Students at KO are naturally inquisitive, with a thirst for knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. Students with a desire to discover new areas of interest, students who strive to learn more and intentionally engage themselves in this journey, as well as students who work together to think bigger for the greater good of the community all find much success here at KO.
Your tour and interview will take approximately 90 minutes.

Appointments are available at the following times:
 
Monday 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday 8:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.

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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