Prepare for Your Visit
first step: create your ravenna account!
We use a platform called Ravenna for all of our events and the admissions process. It takes a few minutes to set up and then you are ready to move forward.
Please create your account here to begin your journey!
We're looking forward to meeting you!
How to schedule a campus visit and interview?
Interviews and campus tours are scheduled online through your Ravenna account. Alternatively, call our office (860-727-5000) to schedule your visit (a Ravenna account is still necessary.) All families will begin with a student-guided tour of campus. Following the tour, the student will meet one-on-one with a member of the Admissions team. After the student portion, we will meet with the parent/guardian.
Interviews are scheduled Mondays through Fridays during school hours. Please plan for about a 90 minute visit to campus for the interview and campus tour. Should you have any questions please reach out to us and we would be happy to assist you! Zoom interviews are available upon request, please call our office at (860) 727-5000 to schedule.
Where is KO located?
Kingswood Oxford’s campus is located in the heart of West Hartford, Connecticut at 170 Kingswood Road, conveniently located off of I-84, exit 43.
Where exactly should families go for the scheduled visit?
Admissions visitors, including prospective students and family members, should report to the Nicholson Administration building, located at the main entrance. Visitor parking is available in front of the building. For best GPS results use: 125 Outlook Avenue, West Hartford, CT Click here for more details about where to find us.
The KO Interview Process
Does an application need to be completed before an 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 should my child wear to the interview?
In line with our school’s dress code policy, we encourage our visitors to come to campus dressed in a neat and appropriate manner.
How long does the visit to KO last?
Please plan for about a 90 minute visit to campus for the interview and campus tour.
Is a campus tour part of the interview?
Yes, your visit to campus will include a student-led tour. For those applicants that request a Zoom interview, we strongly encouraged a visit to campus for a student-guided tour. You may schedule the visit by calling our offices at (860) 727-5000.
Does KO offer interviews 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.
What kinds of questions will my child be asked in 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 regard to their individual interests and expectations. We always remind our applicants to relax and be themselves!
What kind of student is a good fit for 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.
What makes KO different from other independent schools in the area?
KO takes pride in being the premier 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 lifelong 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.
Interested in learning more about what sets KO apart? Explore here.
Interested in learning more? Check out our virtual tours!
Middle School Virtual Tour
Upper School Virtual Tour