About Us

One of three public middle schools in Portland, King Middle School (KMS) has a rigorous curriculum that promotes a high level of student engagement through real-world learning. It has strong fieldwork and service components. King Middle School is dedicated to creating a school where all students succeed at a high level. We serve the most racially, ethnically, and economically diverse neighborhoods in the state of Maine. In our student body of approximately 505 students, more than 25 languages are spoken, with students coming from 17 countries.

In our school-wide 
Expeditionary Learning model, students engage in eight to twelve week experiential learning expeditions. These in-depth and interdisciplinary expeditions require students to engage in sophisticated research, engage with the community in authentic ways, and present their findings in high quality products presented to real audiences.

School Design Resources
• Standards-Based Grading at King

• About our Schedule

• Vertical Housing and Program

Evidence Based Assessment

Fieldwork and Experts

King in the News
• PBS Newshour features King learning expedition
• US Secretary of Education Visits King
• King on Edutopia
• Adventures in Learning
• The Maine Event
Facts at a Glance
• Number of Students: 520
• Number of Teachers: 60
• Languages Spoken: 25
• Countries Represented: 17

King Leadership Team
Principal, Caitlin LeClair

Assistant Principal, Pat Crowley-Rockwell

Teaching Strategist, Peter Hill

Office Team
Administrative Assistant   Mark Hubbard

Secretary   Liz Meahl

Registrar   Caroline Dahms

Student Services 
Academic, Health, Social Work, and Guidance Services