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:

A Strong, Supportive Relationship
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.
 
Guidance throughout the Kingswood Oxford Journey
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.
 
Bridging the Gap between School and Home
Advisors stay in close contact with students and families.

Advisors and Students
Advisors and advisees meet frequently, enabling them to form deep and trusting relationships. Students meet with advisors in small groups three times a week, as well as individually.
 
Advisors and Parents
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.
“My advisor, Mr. Dunbar, was an incredible mentor and role model. He taught me how to go about work, how to do things the right way. The comments he gave me on my report card still help me, and I review it even now. I learned a lot from being around him five days a week.”
— Chris Giottonini ’15, Physics and Math major at Trinity College ’19
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 innovative and ethical leaders.
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