Next Schools

Next Schools

The Greater Boston area offers dozens of exceptional middle and secondary school options—from public exam schools and specialized charters to highly respected independent schools—and Kingsley students have been extremely successful in many of them. About 90% of Kingsley families choose an independent school or exam school for middle school. Beginning in Fifth Grade, Kingsley actively works with each family on placement to next schools.

Kingsley students attend the following next schools:

  • Beaver Country Day School
  • Belmont Hill School
  • Boston College High School
  • Boston Latin Academy
  • Boston Latin School
  • Brimmer & May
  • British International School of Boston
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
  • Dana Hall School
  • Dexter Southfield School
  • Friends Academy
  • John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
  • Milton Academy
  • Mount Alvernia High School
  • Newman School
  • Newton Country Day
  • Noble & Greenough School
  • Park School
  • Rivers School
  • Roxbury Latin School
  • St. Sebastian's School
  • Thayer Academy
  • Winsor School

Kingsley provides placement counseling to help your child find the best next school—one in which they will flourish academically, socially, and in the development of their character. The conversations between each family and the Director of Next School Counseling will offer families the information and tools necessary to make a good choice. Families are in charge of this process, and Kingsley will support each family in their work.  

Where available, we can share with parents the track record of previous students accepted to choice schools and help parents understand the nuances of each school’s application process. The Director of Next School Counseling can provide valuable information to families regarding potential school matches, as well as personal and academic insights necessary for a cogent application narrative. Such information can traditionally be found in Progress Reports and at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

As part of each application, the faculty will also write recommendations that showcase each child’s strengths. Each application will also include a letter from the Director of Elementary and any other faculty member who could illuminate the student’s special characteristics.

  • Each graduating Sixth Grade student has a Faculty Mentor.
  • The purpose of this program is to better share the many talents and experiences of Kingsley staff members as well as to provide our students with additional experiences to get to know themselves and to provide additional support in preparation for the middle and high school experiences on their horizon.
  • We want students to have a successful, fun, and special Sixth Grade year at Kingsley. Mentors get to form unique relationships with their mentees and know the “whole child” outside of the classroom setting through bi-monthly lunch meetings.
  • Mentors work together with classroom teachers to make sure that the “team” around the student is working together to facilitate the student’s development in areas such as organization, problem-solving, learning skills, and understanding themselves better.

Kingsley provides the opportunity to be yourself. You don’t learn the same way as other people in your class, who all have different strengths and interests. This helps all of us students to grow and become our best selves. At Kingsley, I’ve also learned that as the world around you grows and changes, you can too. But it’s important to be true to yourself.

Katherine, CLASS OF 2018