Advising at Kingswood Oxford is about more than course selection and college readiness. It’s about developing smart, compassionate, and well-equipped citizens. Kingswood Oxford’s holistic approach includes:
As soon as a student commits to Kingswood Oxford, he or she is connected to an advisor, who serves as an advocate for the student and family. In addition to overseeing a student’s academic progress, advisors also provide informal and personal guidance in all areas of school life. They collect and receive information from faculty about advisees and serve as a liaison between parents and the school.
Advisors connect with parents via email and phone. Conferences occur twice a year to discuss student progress and to set goals. Students are active participants in the conferences, contributing to their sense of responsibility, empowerment, and self-advocacy.
In many ways, advisors function as “life coaches” — they see what happens in the hallways, on the sports field, in the classroom, and more. They use this “big picture perspective” to guide and support all aspects of a student’s life: academic, athletic, social, and extracurricular.
Advisors stay in close contact with students and families.
Partnership with The Social Institute
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with The Social Institute to support families and help students navigate challenges related to social-emotional health, social media, and technology.
The #WinAtSocial Program at KO is provided by The Social Institute, the leader in engaging, student-led lessons related to social-emotional health, social media use, and technology. Their positive, high-character, gamified approach is created with student leaders and researchers across the country.
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.