School Information


King Philip is an inclusive learning community of approximately 930 students and more than 130 faculty and staff members. We educate sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students, who are divided into nine academic teams to create smaller, more intimate learning communities.  We want our students' middle school years to be memorable, and we work as a staff to create an environment where students can flourish during these critical years.   We challenge our students to be Rooted in Character by dedicating themselves to be  RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and GOOD CITIZENS.

School Hours

Monday: 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

Tuesday: 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

Wednesday: 7:40 am - 1: 30 pm

Thursday: 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

Friday: 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

The office is open daily 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

When arriving at King Philip, please be prepared to show a valid driver's license or other identification during school hours.

Character Counts

Respectful students demonstrate:

  • Perseverance-sticking to an activity even if it’s hard or takes along time; not giving up or quitting before you have finished even if others have; picking yourself up even if you know you won’t win.Responsible students demonstrate
  • Trustworthiness-doing what is right so people can depend on you;doing what you say you will do in the time you say you will do it;keeping your word and promises;earning people’s trust, so they can count on you
  • Responsibility-being accountable for your words and actions
  • Caring-showing understanding for the needs of others; doing what you can to make others feel good;being kind, giving and thoughtful; putting people’s needs before your own
  • Self Discipline-having control over your emotions, words and actions;thinking before you speak or act;taking good care of yourself and your body;making safe, kind and respectful choices

Good citizens demonstrate:

  • Integrity-doing what is right even if it is difficult; standing up for what you believe in; showing confidence in doing right even when others are doing wrong;keeping your word and doing what you promise you will do
  • Fairness-making sure that others are treated as you would want to be treated;playing by the rules so everyone is treated the same;taking turns, sharing & listening to others without interrupting;recognizing that age and responsibility allow different rights.
  • Honesty-always telling the truth no matter how difficult it might be;not taking things that do not belong to you without asking permission;returning things that belong to others;doing your own work and not look at other students’ answers
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More about...

At King Philip, we understand that emotions matter! We are excited to be using RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that helps school communities integrate the practice of emotional intelligence into daily life, with our 6th graders.

Why do we care about social and emotional skills? Decades of research shows that emotional intelligence is essential to effective teaching and learning, sound decision making, physical and mental health, and success in school and beyond. Research also shows that when schools and homes partner to support children’s emotional development, children not only feel better, but they do better.

RULER teaches five key skills of emotional intelligence:

Recognizing emotions in one’s self and others.
Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions.
Labeling emotions accurately.
Expressing emotions appropriately.
Regulating emotions effectively.

We integrate RULER skills into our academic curriculum and provide opportunities for students and all the key adults involved in their education – teachers, administrators, and family members – to learn, model and practice these skills.

We look forward to partnering with you and sharing more about this approach. Please keep an eye on the school calendar and newsletter for RULER resources and workshops in support of caregivers and families.

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