KO’s international students affected by COVID-19

Since Connecticut’s partial lockdown in March due to growing COVID-19 concerns, tensions have been on the rise; however, the global pandemic has had even greater consequences on our community’s international students. Since 2014, Kingswood Oxford has had a long-standing tradition of accepting students from across the globe. Most recently, international students have come from China, […]

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Epic goes online

Despite growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, members of the KO community still remain active in academics and in the arts. Epic, the school’s literary and arts magazine, will still continue to operate in spite of the global pandemic. While social distancing has hindered the group from publishing the spring issue in print, the editors […]

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Diving deep

Most people use a surplus of free time to pick up a new hobby or skill, but few are as adventurous as junior Braeden Rose who decided to undergo the rigorous process of obtaining his scuba diving certification. Scuba diving first piqued Braeden’s interest last October after reading a magazine labeled “Top 10 Places to […]

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Perkins prepares pastries

We all know administrative assistant Lindsay Perkins as an indispensable part of the Kingswood Oxford community, but many do not know of her talent and love for the culinary arts. Currently, Mrs. Perkins is the founder and owner of Lindsay Culinary, an online page where she shares recipes and pictures of what she’s baked. Mrs. […]

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Kinney YouTubes

When given the freedom of summer vacation, most students spend their time watching Netflix, playing games, or even sleeping in. However, junior Jack Kinney decided to spend his time pursuing more creative interests – forming his own YouTube Channel with his younger brother Patrick Kinney and his friend Sam Betit. His YouTube channel, YWBontheroll, is […]

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Halloween spirit

It’s that time of year again: the days are getting shorter, Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes again, and the leaves have shifted into a brilliant collage of red and orange. That’s right, autumn has finally arrived, and with the changing of the seasons comes one of the most anticipated and spookiest days of the […]

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Kristen Valenti

The Kingswood Oxford community is excited to welcome a new and passionate math teacher to the campus, none other than Kristen Valenti, an alumna of Mount Holyoke University and Southern Connecticut State University. Before coming to KO, Ms. Valenti had 11 years of teaching experience, sharing her love of math and problem-solving in the Hamden […]

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Joshua Barthelmess

KO warmly welcomes the intelligent and energetic Joshua Barthelmess to the Upper School as a new math teacher! Mr. Barthelmess is fresh out of school, graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Even though he almost became a software designer, he said he realized that teaching was truly the right career for him.Mr. Barthelmess said he was […]

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