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.
While there will be myriad opportunities to become personally acquainted with Key’s ninth Head of School throughout this fall, the following Q&A comprises answers to questions he has been asked with the frequency over the past several weeks, during conversations with members of the Key School community.
Join Key teachers Bob McCarthy and Brian Boyd for spirited intellectual conversations about great novels, poems, films, and more.
The Annapolis Capital recently featured Marielle Jones '15 as Teen of the Week.
Key School is pleased to be partnering with American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies to offer adult education courses for women in transitional stages of their lives, beginning mid-September.
- Thu Sep 3
4th Grade Parent Orientation
Location: Lower School Science Room Time: 8:30am - 9:15am
College Night for Seniors and Parents
Location: Katharine Hall Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Fri Sep 4
Key-Wee Parent Orientation
Location: First School Kitchen/Arts Room Time: 8:30am - 9:15am
- Mon Sep 7
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
- Tue Sep 8
Middle School Sports Practices Begin
HSIA Piers & Harbors
Location: Science and Library Building Room 101-102 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fall Open Houses
First & Lower Schools
Saturday, October 24
Middle & Upper Schools
Saturday, November 7
"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