Citizen, Scholar, Steward
At KCD, our college counselors get to know every student’s story: where they’ve been and where they hope to go. Through individualized guidance and support, our counselors help students find the college that’s right for them.

Below, you'll find some of our seniors' stories. In their own words, they'll tell you what KCD has done for them.

List of 14 news stories.

  • Aisha, Class of 2019, University of Kentucky

    Aisha has played on the soccer and basketball teams and served as a senior class officer and yearbook editor. She’s also a leader in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly and Kentucky Youth Assembly programs. She plans to study science next year as a member of the Honors College at UK.

    “I tried to do as many things as I could at KCD, and I found myself through discovering what I loved doing. Being in KUNA and a class officer helped me discover how important leadership and responsibility are to me.”

    “What I’ll miss most about KCD is the sense of community. It really is like a family where everyone knows and cares about each other.”
  • Eddy, Class of 2019, Yale University

    Eddy is a member of many of KCD’s academic teams, including Science Olympiad, Quick Recall, Governor’s Cup, and the Math Team. He plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at Yale.

    “I like the breadth of academic exploration that’s possible at KCD. That a school our size can have something like the Honors Program—a college-level sequence of courses—is really impressive.”

    “KCD has a positive school culture and great support from the faculty. The culture is more collaborative than competitive. I know that the teachers really know and care about me.”
  • Eloise, Class of 2019, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Eloise has been a manager for the field hockey and lacrosse teams and has performed in upper school drama productions. She’s also a licensed pilot as well as a co-president and founding member of Flight Club 502—a club for young pilots. She plans to study Business and Marketing at UNC.

    “KCD is a close-knit community where every teacher knows who you are. It feels comfortable and also makes you accountable. It’s an easy place to come to school!”
  • Grace, Class of 2019, Stanford University

    Grace is president of the KCD Honor Council and also serves on the Student Council. She’s also the co-chair of Louisville Girls Leadership and a team leader on the Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council. She plans to study Public Policy at Stanford.

    “KCD gives you a lot of opportunities to get involved in different things and to discover what you love. The upper school environment has lots of room for initiative to start a club or organization. Having the support of my classmates and teachers has helped me grow a lot.”
  • Heath, Class of 2019, George Washington University

    Heath is a regular performer in KCD drama productions and is also a member of the soccer team and the Student Council. He plans to study Public Health at GWU.

    “There are a lot of things to get involved in at KCD, but teachers and coaches work with you to make sure you’re not taking on too much and that you’re able to balance everything you do.”

    “The amount and variety of classes offered at KCD lets you discover your interests. There are lots of college-level classes.”

    “KCD is a close community. The small classroom environment really helps you have good relationships with your teachers, and having smaller grade sizes means that you get to know everybody.”
  • Shanzeh, Class of 2018, Brown University

    Shanzeh is a member of Science Olympiad, the Math Team, Governor’s Cup, and KCD’s KUNA delegation. Since freshman year, she’s been doing research on cataracts for the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. She plans to study biology next year.

    “I really appreciate all the teachers who have supported me. It was through my teachers and Science Olympiad that I discovered my passion for biology. My teachers at KCD really care about how I’m doing—even outside of class. Every senior has at least one teacher that they’ve gotten to know really well.”
  • Kyle, Class of 2018, University of Kentucky

    Kyle runs a business where he buys broken dirt bikes and jet skis, repairs them, and re-sells them. He’s even used the KCD FabLab to 3D print specialized tools he’s needed. He’s on the KCD track team and also races dirt bikes. He plans to study mechanical engineering.

    “My college counselor helped me a lot. If I had a question about anything, I could always ask"

    "I’ve really enjoyed my math and science classes at KCD, especially Engineering Lab, where I designed and built an RC rock crawler. The teachers make the classes challenging and really push you to learn.”
  • Sara, Class of 2018, Miami of Ohio

    Sara has been a member of the golf and swim teams and serves as the manager for the lacrosse team. She’s also active in the Entrepreneur’s Club and Baking Club. She’s been flying for three years and has her pilot’s license. Along with other students, she founded Flight Club 502—a club for young pilots.

    “The connection you have with teachers at KCD is amazing! They’ll stop to ask how you’re doing or have a conversation with you. They’re always willing to stay after class or meet during lunch if you need extra help. I’ll miss them.”
  • Gianni, Class of 2018, Wabash College

    Gianni plays football, runs track, plays in the KCD Orchestra, and is a member of FCA and the Black Student Union. He will play football next year at Wabash.

    “My college counselor helped with everything. He talked to my mom a lot. Not every high school student might want that, but that really helped me get everything done on time because my mom knew what was going on. He pushed me to find a school that fit me best—not just for football, but also for academics."

    "KCD is a blessing. In good times and bad, everyone gives you so much support. I might have thought in the past that I didn’t want a school this small, but now I realize how much I love it.  It's a family environment. Everyone here does more for us as students than we could ever have imagined.”
  • Amber, Class of 2018, University of Kentucky

    Amber is a field hockey player and has worked as stage manager on several KCD drama productions. She also has her own photography business and has taken senior portraits of several of her classmates. She plans to study public relations at UK.

    "Our college counselors are easily accessible and really helpful. They know you well and give you individualized advice."

    "I think the KCD environment sets you up for a good start in college. The classes are rigorous, and the honor code holds you accountable for your actions. KCD has given me a leg up academically, and the resources the school has have been very helpful."
  • Caden, Class of 2018, University of Virginia

    Caden plays on the tennis team and is co-captain of the soccer team. He’s also on the Mu Alpha Theta math team and tutors other students in math. He plans to study biomedical engineering at UVA.

    “The best thing about KCD is the community and the teachers. Because it’s a small school, you’re able to have a real connection with your teachers. Every teacher I’ve met here has been friendly!

    “I feel that the study habits and writing skills that I’ve learned at KCD have definitely prepared me to be successful in college.”
  • Ashton, Class of 2018, MIT

    Ashton has been at KCD since kindergarten. He plays football and lacrosse and is also on the math team. He plans to study computer science and applied math at MIT, where he will also play on the football team.

    “Being at KCD allowed me to play two sports at a very high level and have the ability to spend time on the field. Playing with my friends has been an incredible experience. At KCD, you’re encouraged to get involved—to try out for sports or plays. I’ll miss my teachers the most. They have supported me all the way and pushed me to do my best.”
  • Alisya, Class of 2018, Rhodes College

    Alisya has been at KCD since first grade. She’s been studying Indian dance for 12 years and has performed at community events such as the Festival of Faiths. She plans to major in biology.

    “I’ve found our college counselors to be really nice and helpful. My junior year, I got a personalized list of college recommendations, which is where I found out about Rhodes."

    "There are so many interesting classes at KCD that I had a hard time fitting everything I wanted into my schedule. The best thing is the interaction with teachers. They know you personally and really challenge you in class.”
  • John, Class of 2018, University of Kentucky

    John is on the swim team and is very involved in the KCD drama program. He’s currently co-directing a student-run production of the Monty Python musical Spamalot. He’s also an Eagle Scout. John was accepted into UK’s Honors Program and plans to study mechanical engineering.

    “My college counselor helped keep me organized and helped me through the process of completing applications and getting rec letters."

    "Being at KCD allowed me to get involved in things I wanted to do and to tailor my schedule to take classes I was interested in, especially in computer science and electronics.”
    • 2017-18 Upper School Highlights

      Created by Aisha Asad ’19

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