The Key School has officially earned Maryland Green School Certification by the Maryland Association of Environmental & Outdoor Education. This designation comes after a lengthy application process that required an in-depth review of the School's programs and philosophy as well as substantiation of a sustained dedication to environmental initiatives.
Fusco Athletic Park
Key School completed a purchase agreement with the Annapolis Golf Course in November 2011 for a seventy-acre parcel of land located two miles from campus in the community of Annapolis Roads. Settlement took place on August 13, 2013.
By unanimous Board vote, the property was officially named the Key School Fusco Athletic Park, honoring the generous and long-time philanthropic support of current parents Kristin and Jack Fusco and the Fusco Family Foundation.
Key School plans to use this new property for recreational purposes, in support of its outdoor, environmental and athletic programs. The School’s administration and Board of Trustees will preserve and protect the existing natural areas to serve as outdoor spaces and to provide areas for recreational, conservation and horticultural activities.
Key School is committed to the stewardship of this exquisite property and to being a good neighbor to the residents of Annapolis Roads while also fulfilling the needs of our students.
April 4, 2017: Key has scheduled tree maintenance work at Fusco Athletic Park this week that will require the use of a large crane. This work, contracted with a local tree company, will commence on Wednesday, depending on the condition of the soil.
In early December, Board of Trustees President Joe Janney and Head of School Matthew Nespole sent a letter to all residents of Annapolis Roads in an effort to facilitate open communication regarding Fusco Athletic Park. Explaining that correspondence with the community has been intermittent over the past several years given pending legal appeals and the School's desire to work in conjunction with the ARPOA Board, Key provided residents with an informational sheet designed to answer questions and clarify what they can expect from Key as the development of Fusco Athletic Park moves forward. Click to view letter.
Key School’s Board of Trustees and Matthew Nespole are pleased to announce Key’s Site Development Plan (SDP) and the grading permit plans for Fusco Athletic Park were formally approved in September 2016 by the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits. Key and the County are currently defending the approved traffic mitigation plan before the County Board of Appeals. The School is moving forward in reviewing construction bid packages for the approved construction plans and hopes to announce a formal timeline for groundbreaking soon.
Key School Gets County Approval for Athletic Fields
October 2, 2015
Key School Buys Annapolis Golf Club
August 15, 2013
Judge Rules in Favor of Key School Over Golf Course
April 24, 2013
Judge Denies Key School's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit
January 26, 2013
Key School Unveils Golf Course Plans
September 28, 2012
Key School Going Ahead With Plans for Golf Course
September 24, 2012
Fight Over Annapolis Golf Course Continues
July 31, 2012
July 28, 2012
Open Space Legislation Before Council Again
April 16, 2012
Open Space Bill Draws Ire From Residents
March 4, 2012
County: No Athletic Fields On Annapolis Golf Course
February 8, 2012
Fight Over Sale of Golf Course Continues
December 30, 2011
Lawsuit Filed Over Golf Course Sale
November 25, 2011
Key School buys Annapolis Roads Golf Course
November 11, 2011
The most recent Site Development Plan (SDP) has evolved over the course of the past three years, with adjustments to the initial concept plan resulting not only from feedback received from the County Office and Planning and Zoning (OPZ) but also from suggestions made by residents in Annapolis Roads and requests from the ARPOA board.
Removed from original concept plan: running track, 2 tennis courts, and 1 multi-purpose field which would have been placed behind resident homes adjacent to the property.
The final SDP comprises: 3 multi-purpose fields, 8 tennis courts, 1 baseball diamond, a nature trail, a parking lot, a pool, accessory buildings, and significant reforestation. This development plan will not be implemented all at once; rather, Key School is planning a phased construction of the project.
Final Site Development Plan
Updated Site Development Plan
Submitted May 2014
Revised Site Development Plan
Submitted January 2013
Preliminary Concept Plan
Submitted January 2012
- Maryland Court of Appeals Decision
- Briefs Filed
Key School Response to Petition for Writ of Certiorari(filed July 31, 2014)
Petition for Writ of Certiorari(filed July 16, 2014)
Appellants' Reply Brief
Key School Brief
ARPOA Amicus Brief
- May 22, 2014 Community Meeting
- April 23, 2013 Hearing
- Revised Site Plan
- Memorandum Opinion
- Concept Plan
View Preliminary Concept Plan presented January 2012
- Open Space Bill
Comparison: Current Open Space Requirements vs. Bill No. 15-12 Requirements
Facts About Bill No. 15-12updated April 16, 2012
Open Space Bill No. 15-12
- Fact Sheet