Coed, day school, grades 6 – 12
Tom Dillow, Head of School
Joan Edwards, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Competency
Zaira Santiago, Asst. Head of School for External Affairs
Kingswood Oxford is a small day school, and what sets us apart is our commitment to the fundamental acts of knowing, caring, challenging, and communicating.
Relationships are the foundation for our teaching. As such, we work hard to know our students. Because we define teaching broadly with teachers serving as advisors, coaches, and activity advisors, we have many opportunities to come to know our students; they, in turn, have the chance to come to know their teachers beyond the classroom. Our concept of knowing is more than familiarity; it is, rather, a deep sense of and appreciation for what makes each student “tick.”
An essential byproduct of knowing our students is caring. We care by working with students on their papers and projects beyond what occurs in the classroom. We care by simply stopping to chat and meaning it when we ask, “how are you doing?” We care by attending concerts, plays, or games. We care by the passion we bring to our teaching and by being tenacious in our efforts on behalf of our students.
An important element of caring has to do with challenging our students. Expecting the best from our students, in all that they do, is the height of caring. By challenging our students we encourage them to venture beyond their comfort zones and to broaden their areas of interest and expertise — to grow!
While relationships are the foundation, communication is essential for our efforts to take hold. We talk to students and parents, and we listen to understand.
I encourage you to learn more about the opportunities that await students at Kingswood Oxford. We hope you will choose to visit us and see how Kingswood Oxford can make a difference in your student’s life.
Kingswood Oxford School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.