Why KO - Kingswood Oxford

Why KO

What a Difference KO Makes

A School for the Rest of Your Life


Kingswood Oxford is a co-ed independent day school in West Hartford serving academically motivated students in grades 6 – 12. We build partnerships with students and families – empowering students with self-awareness and an understanding of their roles in a community. By establishing foundations of academic mastery and strong character, KO students prepare themselves to seize opportunities and make a positive impact on the world.


Over their time at Kingswood Oxford, our students discover who they are, who they want to be, and all they can accomplish. There is no one size fits all KO student. Each child celebrates success wherever they find it – in the classroom, on the field, or on the stage – and in many cases, a combination of all of their interests. By the time they graduate, KO students are well-equipped to advocate for themselves and tackle challenging coursework in college.


But even more than the strong academic underpinning that KO provides, we develop principle-centered leaders who model and practice living a life of integrity and involvement and “care beyond self.”

Express Youself

We are a community of writers, speakers, and listeners.

The Advising Advantage

We support each other and raise one another up.

Be a Leader You Admire

We value character as much as academic, athletic, and artistic achievement.

Try Everything. Do Anything.

We make opportunities happen.

What a Difference A Day School Makes

We make room for deep relationships and independence.

What Matters Most

We believe success goes beyond academic accomplishments. It’s about equipping students to flourish and lead resilient and well-balanced lives.