• 11.jpg

    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.

  • 10.jpg


    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.

  • 9.jpg

    real world

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

  • 8.jpg


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

  • 7.jpg

    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.

  • 6.jpg

    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.

  • 5.jpg

    exciting ideas!

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

  • 4.jpg

    students respect teachers,
    teachers respect students...

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

  • slide31.jpg

    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.

  • slide21.jpg

    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.

  • slide11.jpg

    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.

  • Spring Tiny Explorers

    Free and open to all, Key School's Tiny Explorer Program is designed to engage children, between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age, and their parents in authentic hands-on exploratory work making use of the resources available in Key School’s certified Nature Explore Classroom Playground.

  • Integrated Science at Key

    In keeping with Key’s long tradition of offering an innovative, progressive science curriculum, the Upper School will shift to an Integrated Science Program in 2016-2017.

  • Outstanding Student Achievers Awards

    Key juniors Courtney Boucher, Jack Cheston and Michael Jackson received the Capital Gazette High School Outstanding Student Achievers Award. Honored as exceptional student leaders, they were celebrated with other select students from private and public schools county-wide.

  • Announcing: Varsity Swimming at Key

    Beginning winter 2016-2017, Key School will field a varsity level Swim Team.

Mon May 2

Upper School Advanced Placement Exams

Thru: 5/6/2016

7th Grade Outdoor Education Trip to Point Lookout

Thru: 5/5/2016
Tue May 3

Lower School Testing

Thru: 5/6/2016

Spring Tiny Explorers at Key School

Location: The First School Nature Explore Classroom Playground Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Register
Thu May 5

1st & 2nd Grade Orff Schulwerk Performance

Location: Activity Building Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Fri May 6

6th Grade Traditional Maypole Dance

View All News
  • Key-Wee—Grade 12:
    Call to schedule an individual tour or to arrange a shadow day.

    Visit Key Admission for additional information.

  • "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