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Kings, Boston, USA

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in USAAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in USA
5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Residence on campus, only 1 minute walk to classes
  • Best rated school in Boston
  • On campus accommodation very close to school
  • Top rated school facilities

Kings

  • The language school Kings was founded in Boston, USA in 2011.The school is located on the beautiful wooded campus of Pine Manor College, in the exclusive suburb of Brookline. The campus location ensures safe, attractive surroundings and means that students have access to a huge range of facilities, with the attractions of downtown Boston a short metro ride away.
  • Address: Pine Manor College Campus, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 - Boston, USA (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Kings Education (Boston) LLC
  • Tax registration ID: EIN30-0705448

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET SEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Student support desk

  • Gym

  • Volleyball court

  • Basketball court

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

15

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Learning progress guarantee
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 70

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
8
5
7
2
4
9
11
10
2
6
5
2
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS).

Logan International Airport:
185 US$ pick up
370 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ -- 1050 998 1575 1497 2100 1995 2625 2494 3150 2993 3675 3492 4200 3990 5250 4988 5856 5564 11224 10663
Price in CNY -- 6800 10200 13600 17000 20400 23800 27200 34000 37925 72689
Course includes specialist options such as Business English, IELTS, Cambridge exams, Conversation, Language Development and Cultural Interest.
Students booking 12 weeks or more qualify for up to 4 additional guided/facilitated study sessions each week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 836 795 1254 1192 1672 1589 2090 1986 2508 2383 2926 2780 3344 3177 4180 3971 4848 4606 9120 8664
Price in CNY -- 5415 8122 10829 13536 16243 18950 21657 27071 31397 59063
This course includes 20 lessons per week of General English, plus 4 additional lessons of guided study per week, and therefore requires an F-1 Student Visa.

During high season students might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in CNY -- 5194 7791 10388 12985 15582 18179 20776 23373 25970 31164
Visa waiver with optional sports and social activities, and a weekly full-day excursion (available at additional cost).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10368 9850 13344 12677 15880 15086
Price in CNY -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 67145 86418 102842
Course includes 20 lessons General English, 8 Special Interest Group lessons and up to 4 guided/facilitated self-study sessions per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Price in US$ -- 2442 2381 3663 3572 4884 4762 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in CNY -- 16231 24347 32462 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 3 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion per week. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6996 6647
Price in CNY -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 45308
The GO: Prepared Program is specifically designed to prepare students completely for degree-level study at a Top 100 University. It includes college credits, academic skills, university visits, a Global leadership course and English language development.

Entry requirements: students must have completed high school with documented proof of good grades. They must have an English language level of TOEFL iBT 20+.

Students can take the course for 1 to 4 terms. Each term is 11 to 13 weeks long.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 29 Mar. 2021, 21 Jun. 2021, 13 Sep. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 2152 2045 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in CNY -- -- -- 13937 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course combines English with experience of US entrepreneurial culture. It includes lectures from local entrepreneurs and visits to local companies and universities. Lessons include 20 General English lessons and 8 Business and Leadership classes per week.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
2021: Every first Monday of month.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ -- 1098 1044 1647 1565 2196 2087 2745 2608 3294 3130 3843 3651 4392 4173 4941 4694 5490 5216 6132 5826
Price in CNY -- 7111 10667 14222 17778 21333 24888 28444 31999 35555 39712
20 TOEFL skills practice lessons, 8 TOEFL-focused lessons and 7 targeted online practice sessions per week plus homework.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in CNY -- 6800 10200 13600 17000 20400 23800 27200 34000 37925 67145
This course is designed to improve students’ overall English language proficiency, build academic vocabulary, and enhance student performance on academic tasks in all four sections of the exam.

The course includes 20 instructor-led TOEFL skills lessons, 4 guided study sessions, and 7 targeted online practice sessions per week. Students will be expected to complete at least 5 hours of self-study assignments each week. Students are responsible for booking their own exam dates. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 868 825 1302 1237 1736 1650 2170 2062 2604 2474 3038 2887 3472 3299 3906 3711 4340 4123 5208 4948
Price in CNY -- 5622 8432 11243 14054 16864 19675 22486 25296 28107 33728
This course is designed to improve students’ overall English language proficiency, build academic vocabulary, and enhance student performance on academic tasks in all four sections of the exam.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in US$ 200 190 400 380 600 570 800 760 1000 950 1200 1140 1400 1330 1600 1520 2000 1900 2400 2280 200 190
Price in CNY 1296 2591 3886 5181 6477 7772 9067 10362 12953 15543 1296
This course includes 12.5 hours (10 lessons of 45 minutes each) of general English, 5 hours of seminars and group discussions, 5 hours of interactive exercises with other students and 5 hours of structured self-study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 225 214 450 428 675 642 900 855 1125 1069 1350 1283 1575 1497 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 225 214
Price in CNY 1458 2915 4372 5829 7286 8743 10200 11658 14572 17486 1458
This course includes 7.5 hours (10 lessons of 45 minutes each) of TOEFL preparation, 5 hours of TOEFL skills workshops and exercises, 5 hours of interactive exercises with other students and 5 hours of structured self-study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:ClassMate: supplementary online learning to help students develop fluency. Multimedia projects and exercises which integrate with class-based lessons.
Supplements and other charges:
- Unaccompanied minor fee (departure/arrival): USD 275.
- Christmas Supplement per week: USD 70.
- Campus support fee: USD 90 (per week). This is for students who do not stay at any accommodation options and it is for the use of the facilities on the campus.
- Student insurance: USD 50 (per week).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 682 1023 1364 1705 2046 2387 2728 3410 4092 341
Price in CNY 4650 6974 9299 11624 13948 16273 18597 23247 27896 2325
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The residence offers good quality single and twin rooms with 6 students sharing a central bathroom area. There is also a common room on each floor. Communal areas are cleaned bi-weekly, students clean their own rooms.
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Full board on weekdays, half board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 866 1299 1732 2165 2598 3031 3464 4330 5196 433
Price in CNY 5904 8856 11808 14759 17711 20663 23615 29518 35422 2952
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 854 1281 1708 2135 2562 2989 3416 4270 5124 427
Price in CNY 5822 8733 11644 14555 17466 20377 23287 29109 34931 2911
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Internet access available subject to the fair usage policy. Internet access is not guaranteed during high season.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 682 1023 1364 1705 2046 2387 2728 3410 4092 341
Price in CNY 4650 6974 9299 11624 13948 16273 18597 23247 27896 2325
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Internet access available subject to the fair usage policy. Internet access is not guaranteed during high season.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 854 1281 1708 2135 2562 2989 3416 4270 5124 427
Price in CNY 5822 8733 11644 14555 17466 20377 23287 29109 34931 2911
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The residence offers good quality single and twin rooms with 6 students sharing a central bathroom area. There is also a common room on each floor. Communal areas are cleaned bi-weekly, students clean their own rooms.
Price extra night:
61 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Full board on weekdays, half board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Some homestays might be up to 60 minutes by public transport.
Students under 18 years old can stay a maximum of 3 weeks in homestay accommodation.
Supplements and other charges:
Christmas supplement for homestays: USD 70 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Baseball 
Basketball 
Dancing5.5 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf2 km
Horse riding20 km
Ice Hockey10 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music 
Sailing10 km
Skiing15 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball 
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga2 km

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Social activities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
What students liked about Kings, Boston
All teachers
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Bad cafeteria in the college
Other comments: More classrooms

Brochures

Kings Brochure (PDF)
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 Junior Program (PDF)
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    Boston, USA 7/36
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    Nature8/36
  • Eating
    Eating9/36
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    Tours of Boston12/36
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  • gym
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  • The city of Boston
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  • Residence building
    Residence building26/36
  • Shared bathroom
    Shared bathroom27/36
  • Hallway
    Hallway28/36
  • On-campus bedroom
    On-campus bedroom29/36
  • Common area
    Common area30/36
  • Games room in accommodation
    Games room in accommodation31/36
  • On-campus accommodation
    On-campus accommodation32/36
  • On-Campus Residence
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  • Kings student lounge
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  • Reception at Kings
    Reception at Kings35/36
  • Residence stairway
    Residence stairway36/36

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    FAQ about Kings, Boston

  • English courses at Kings start at 0 US$ for Go: Prepared course with 33 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation On-Campus Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Kings
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course, Compact Course, Vacation Course, Diploma of Intensive English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Logan International Airport (185 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Kings varies from 8 students (Online Essential English) to 15 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Kings hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Kings comes from Japan with a 11% representation, followed by students from Korea (10%) and Italy (9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Kings offers courses from 14 years (Vacation Extra , 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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