We encourage applications from intellectually curious, motivated and well-rounded students throughout Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence of
1) strong levels of academic achievement, 2) talent and interest in the arts, athletics and/or community service, and 3) indications of leadership in extracurricular activities.
The information below outlines the application checklist. The first round of admissions decisions will be available on March 10. Applicants that complete their application after February 1 will receive decisions on a rolling basis on or after March 10.

Online Application

Middle School applicants (Grades 6, 7, 8) must use the KO online application. There are two options for Upper School applicants (Grades 9, 10, 11). The first is the KO online application and the second is the Standard Application Online, also known as the SAO. We have no preference as to which application you submit.  Please choose the one that works best for your family.

The application fee will be charged via credit card at the time of your submission. To access additional application materials through Kingswood Oxford's online portal, you must submit the payment for the application first. Should your family need financial assistance for the application fee please contact our office at 860-727-5000. Click below to set up your account.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Interview and Campus Visit

    Please call our office at 860-727-5000 to schedule a campus tour and interview. All families will begin with a student-guided tour of campus. Following your tour, an Admissions Officer will meet with the student first, followed by the parent(s). Our campus tours are lead by current KO students and therefore tours and interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday during school hours. Please allow approximately 90-minutes for the tour and interview.

    For more information about Visiting Campus please visit our FAQ page.
  • Testing

    Students applying to the Middle School (entering grades 6, 7, 8) must take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT), a 45-minute reasoning test. Out-of-state Middle School applicants who cannot travel to KO may submit the Middle Level SSAT scores in lieu of the OLSAT. Registration information and testing dates can be found on our OLSAT Registration page.

    Students applying to the Upper School (entering grades 9, 10, 11) must take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and designate scores to be sent directly to KO (our school code is 4414). You may also search for Kingswood Oxford School as a score recipient. Applicants in grades 10 and 11 may submit PSAT or SAT scores in lieu of the SSAT. More details can be found on our Admissions Entrance Test page.
  • Recommendations

    We require three forms as part of our application process: English recommendation, Math recommendation, and a School Report Form. The two recommendation forms can be accessed and managed online through the Admissions portal and completed by the applicant's current English and Math teachers. The School Report Form also can be accessed and managed online and should be completed by a school official (i.e. Principal, guidance counselor, advisor, or homeroom teacher). Teachers and school officials are invited to submit these forms online through our Admissions portal. Applicants will need the teacher's full name (first and last) and email address to submit this online request.

    The Supplemental Recommendation 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.
  • Transcripts

    The Transcript Release Form, which can be accessed and managed through the Admissions portal, 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 or another relevant subject from your current academic 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 Aid

    For instructions on how to apply for need-based Financial Aid, 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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