Key encourages athletic participation
by every student. If you have an
interest in sports and enjoy
competition, there is a team for you.
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.
Key students get out and see the world,
deepening their understanding of its
complexities and their role as its citizens.
Key students value both. Our school spirit is as
evident in the classroom as it is on the athletic field.
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.
your ideas matter
Discussion-based classes are at the heart of the
Key curriculum. Personal opinions are shared
openly while differing viewpoints are
Key teachers and students grapple with
ideas—working together and thinking
together to forge new understandings.
students respect teachers,
teachers respect students...
and students respect fellow students.
At Key School, people and their ideas are respected.
explore new territory
take a stand
Key students gain the skills and confidence to make a difference in their community—and the world.
For 50 years key school has helped students develop the habits of mind that enable them to navigate a changing world.
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.
This fall, Key School teachers will offer a year-long series of evening seminar discussions for adults modeled after seminar classes taught at Key. The Seminar Series for Adults will engage adults from the surrounding community in spirited intellectual conversations about great novels, poems, films, and more.
Congratulations to recent graduate Emma Karsten '14, who was highlighted as a Capital Gazette Teen of the Week.
Ever thought about how to best characterize Key School in one word? Read Jessie Dunleavy’s most recent blog, Engaged in Real Learning, to see how this challenge was met and take a moment to tell us what you think.
Sofia Bonner '14 was selected as a Capital Teen of the Week. Heading off to Villanova University this fall, Sofia plans to study mechanical engineering and has her sights set on a career in aerospace engineering.
- Mon Sep 15
Lower School Gates Testing
- Wed Sep 17
11th Grade Annapolis & Washington DC Activity Trips
10th Grade Carderock Climbing Outdoor Education Trip
Location: Great Falls, Maryland Thru: 9/19/2014
12th Grade Leadership Rafting Outdoor Education Trip
Location: Yough River, Pennsylvania Thru: 9/19/2014
- Thu Sep 18
9th Grade Island Odyssey Outdoor Education Trip
Location: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, various Bay Islands Thru: 9/20/2014
- Mon Sep 22
Location: Eastern Mountain Sports, Parole Towne Centre
Fall Open House
Sunday, November 16 1 -3:30 p.m.
The Admission Office welcomes your inquiry at any time. See Key at a Glance for more.
"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