Outcomes and Graduate Success - Kingswood Oxford

Alumni Outcomes

A Lifetime Advantage

What a Difference A KO Education Makes

 

The truth is, a Kingswood Oxford education will set you up for professional success and personal fulfillment. It’s an education for a lifetime because true learning, we consider, never stops. Ours is an intentionally developed and educational experience that features:

 

  • A rigorous and relevant liberal arts curriculum
  • Participation in the arts and athletics
  • Supportive relationships with exceptional faculty and school leaders
  • Abundant co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities
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And though many of our Wyverns have achieved great success professionally, the true measure of success is leading a life of honesty and integrity. This foundation allows us to adjust to life’s headwinds and the wisdom and strength to seize the opportunities that change generates. These are the guiding principles that a KO education instills.

 

 

“When students graduate from KO, I want them to know their strengths. I want them to know what they need to continue to work on. Most importantly, though, I want them to be able to go out into the world and make decisions that ultimately lead them to success, realizing that it isn’t necessarily the place they’re going to that matters; it’s actually what they can do in that place. They know what they can do; they know what they can bring, and they’re excited to build community.”

— David Baker ’04, Upper School history chair

Careers Built on Passion

Kingswood Oxford graduates are bold, confident, and successful in various careers — too many to list! Instead, here are a few examples that show the depth and breadth of Kingswood Oxford’s alumni:

 

  • Jon Blitzer ’03, contributing writer for The New Yorker and Fulbright Scholar

  • Tim Brennan ’00, The Dropkick Murphys band member

  • Sara Chase ’00, stage and screen actress whose credits include First Date, The Musical on Broadway and Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  • Jeremiah “Jerry” DeBerry ’82, partner and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion Mayer Brown, LLP

  • Erica Grody Levens ’78, director of The Today Show

  • Katie Hurley ’93, psychotherapist and author of The Happy Kid Handbook

  • Janet Krevolin ’80, Chief Technology Officer, Bio2 Technologies, Professor, Tufts University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Colin McEnroe ‘72, writer and host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR

  • Nancy Miorelli ’07, an entomologist living and working in Ecuador, who also works in earthquake relief providing temporary housing for victims

  • John O’Hurley ’72, television actor in Seinfeld (J. Peterman), Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway, Dancing with the Stars, first season winner

  • Cody Paladino ’07, pro-golfer and winner of the Connecticut Open

  • Matt Ritter ’00, Connecticut Speaker of the House

  • Rachel Soper Sanders ’06, founder Rootine

  • Christian Stromberg ’89, owner Saxtons River Distillery

  • Maria Spinella ’93, executive producer of The Don Lemon Show on CNN

  • David Zucker ’88, musician and producer whose music is heard on programs ranging from reality television to the National Football League