For the fifth year in a row, KO has been named the Best Private School in Hartford Magazine's Readers' Poll.
"Everyone's Playground," which Kim wrote in her free time, won first prize in the West Hartford Library Teen Poetry Contest.
Sam Udolf '12 and Claudia Udolf '14 have raised more than $54,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA.
Princeton University and the YMCA recently awarded prizes for extraordinary service to two KO seniors.
KO's golf and and Boys' and Girls' Tennis teams notched important victories on May 11, despite very wet weather conditions.
KO's elite co-ed chorus won the Outstanding Co-Ed Ensemble award at "Acapelooza 2013," an a cappella contest held in April at Choate.
Big wins by the boys' and girls' lacrosse teams highlighted a picture-perfect Spring Sports Day at KO.
Competing against snowboarders from across the country, Udolf took 2nd and 3rd places in key events at the prestigious contest at Copper Mountain, CO, earlier this month.
Lydia Bailey '15 is the winner of this year's Speakers' Forum, a KO tradition through which sophomores hone their public speaking skills.
For the first time since 2000, the winner's bowl from the KO Invitational Tennis Tournament will stay right at home.
KO is now one of only 32 independent schools accepted into the Global Online Academy, whose goal is to enhance bricks-and-mortar education with online classes.
The robotics season ended as well as it began for KO, with the team winning awards at two First Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions in February.
Camp KO -- an exciting new summer camp for kids entering grades 5-10 -- is now accepting registrations. Held from 8:30-4:30 each day, the camp offers three sessions: June 17-21, July 8-19, and July 22-August 2.
It was a wild fight to the finish in the regional round of USA Today's best-mascot competition, and Kingswood Oxford's Wyvern finished with 1,082,400 votes -- 10,000 votes shy of the #1 school, the Morse
Shipbuilders from Bath, ME.
Dayna Lord '13, one of the highest-ranked tennis players in New England, has announced her commitment to attend and play tennis at Brown University. The daughter of Alman and the late Iona Lord of Bloomfield, Lord has been the #1 singles player at KO since entering the school in 8th grade.
In recognition of her extraordinary service to KO and the broader community, Brooke Goldsmith '13 of West Hartford was honored as a "Rising Star" in the February 28, 2013, issue of The West Hartford Press. Click here
to read the profile on page 7.
Five KO ice hockey players – four girls and one boy -- have been named
to the elite Team Connecticut for their respective genders. Team CT
comprises some of the state's best ice hockey players, who were chosen
after trying out.
The Wyverns flew through the water at Wesleyan University on Mar. 2, shattering meet records and bringing home five golds plus an MVP award from the New England Prep School Swimming and Diving championships.
In a warm but dignified ceremony on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, a dozen outstanding seniors were inducted into KO's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society for independent schools.
In the days following a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly about economic injustice, many KO students were haunted by the information and images that were shared – especially about the prevalence of hunger among children just blocks away in Hartford.
The artwork of ten KO Middle School students will be featured in a special three-school art exhibition at KO from February 28 through March 8, 2013.
Veteran fundraising executive Geoffrey Hoyt has joined KO's Advancement office as the Director of Planned and Capital Giving. A graduate of Suffield Academy and Syracuse University, Hoyt has 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including such schools as Choate, the University of Massachusetts, and Canterbury School in New Milford, where he had been the Associate Director of Development since 2007.
Kelly Caruso, a standout member and co-captain of KO's Girls' Soccer team, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Quinnipiac University, a Division 1 school. She plans to pursue a physician assistant degree.
"Footloose," the lively musical based loosely on the story of an Oklahoma town where dancing was banned until 1980, is coming to Roberts Theater on Feb. 23 at 8pm and Feb. 24 at 2pm. Ticket donation $10; tickets available at the door before performances.
Soccer standouts Mark Toubman '13 of Newington and Reid Collins '14 of West Hartford have been named to the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team for large and medium-size prep schools.