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.

A student leader in the school's Upper School, Jayda is active with several student groups and has competed in pageant contests since she was 5 years old. She organized the Students for Social Change's annual Diversity Day, held Feb 3. Jayda arranged two seminars for her schoolmates. One incorporated interactive activities designed to encourage the students' awareness of their own privileges, and a second session included a discussion based on what happened during the interactive sessions and how the students could be more inclusive.


Head of School Welcome

Matthew NespoleFor nearly sixty years The Key School has been guided by the premise that a child’s innate curiosity, when nurtured, fosters a commitment to lifelong learning. That commitment inspires Key students to continuously question, explore and create.

Under the guidance of an outstanding faculty, Key students across all grade levels engage in an intellectually dynamic and challenging academic program that is complemented by a host of co-curricular offerings, providing opportunities for them to explore their interests and talents to the fullest.

What makes Key unique for our students is our belief that every child plays an active role in the learning process. Be it in our classrooms, art and music studios, or on our playing fields, Key students engage in their work with a seriousness of purpose. Deeply woven into that focus is joy and laughter because ultimately school should be not only challenging, but also a great deal of fun.

While our website provides a wealth of information about our program, I do hope you will take the time to come and visit Key to see firsthand our dynamic learning community in action. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact our Admission Office.


Matthew Nespole
Head of School