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    and competitive

    Key encourages athletic participation
    by every student. If you have an
    interest in sports and enjoy
    competition, there is a team for you.

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    Face-to-face with the unfamiliar, Key students cannot rely on textbook answers or routine responses. Drawing on inner resources, they find they are capable of greater physical and mental achievements than imagined.

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    real world

    Key students get out and see the world,
    deepening their understanding of its
    complexities and their role as its citizens.

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    Key students value both. Our school spirit is as
    evident in the classroom as it is on the athletic field.

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    why choose just one?

    Key School is an ideal environment for students
    who want a broad experience. We don’t believe
    students should narrow their options.

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    your ideas matter

    Discussion-based classes are at the heart of the
    Key curriculum. Personal opinions are shared
    openly while differing viewpoints are
    respectfully exchanged.

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    exciting ideas!

    Key teachers and students grapple with
    ideas—working together and thinking
    together to forge new understandings.

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    students respect teachers,
    teachers respect students...

    and students respect fellow students.
    At Key School, people and their ideas are respected.

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    accept challenges
    take risks
    explore new territory
    take a stand

    Key students gain the skills and confidence to make a difference in their community—and the world.

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    knowing how
    to think

    For 50 years key school has helped students develop the habits of mind that enable them to navigate a changing world.

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    asking the questions
    counts as much
    as knowing the answers

    Key School emphasizes intellectual process as well as academic product and values probing questions as highly as thoughtful answers.

  • National Merit Scholarship Recognitions

    Two Key seniors have earned recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program: Rosie David as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and Dennis Norman as a Commended Student.

  • Exciting Developments for Fusco Athletic Park

    Key received a $1 million matching challenge in support of the development of Fusco Athletic Park and the County’s Office of Planning and Zoning recommended approval of Key School’s final site development plan for the Park.

  • Key Consort Performance Cancelled!

    The Key Consort's performance at the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Sunday, October 4 has been cancelled due to the rainy weather forecast. The Consort will perform on Sunday, October 18, so mark your calendars!

  • Harvest of the Artist

    A juried arts and crafts festival on November 8 at Key! Artist registration is now open.

Sun Oct 4

Key Consort Performances at Maryland Renaissance Festival - CANCELLED

Location: Renaissance Festival
Tue Oct 6

State of the School: An Evening of Conversation with Matthew Nespole

Location: Katharine Hall Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thu Oct 8

7th Grade Appalachian Trail Outdoor Education Trip

Location: Maryland Appalachian Trail Thru: 10/9/2015

Kindergarten (Waymouth) visit with Grandfriends

Location: The Arbor at BeyWoods Time: 10:15am - 12:00pm

Upper School Back-to-School Night

Location: Katharine Hall and Upper School Classrooms Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fri Oct 9

First/Lower School Pre-Conference Meetings - NO FIRST/LOWER SCHOOL

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  • Fall Open Houses
    Saturday, October 24
    First & Lower Schools
    (Key-Wee - Gr. 4)

    Saturday, November 7
    Middle & Upper Schools (Gr. 5-12)

  • "The undergrad course load at the University of Chicago is notoriously heavy but the transition was not as difficult as I had imagined. Beyond that, I think the personal encouragement I got at Key to incorporate my artistic interests with my academic ones allowed me to develop both, at a stage in my life when choosing one over the other would have been limiting. The best filmmakers are able to grasp and imaginatively combine disparate disciplines in interesting ways and Key definitely gave me this foundation."

    Nadav Kurtz 1996