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.
Heads of School
Matthew Nespole earned his B.A. in history and theater from Bates College and an M.A. in educational leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College. He came to Key from Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY, where he was Head of School for six years. Previously, he was at Packer Collegiate Institute at Brooklyn, NY, where he served as director of admission for seven years and assistant head of school for five years. Mr. Nespole began his independent school career at Trinity School in New York, serving as associate director of admission. Throughout his career, Matthew has maintained an active role with students, teaching and coaching.
- Marcella M. Yedid
- Ronald S. Goldblatt
- Rodney V. Beach
- David Badger
- Edward P. Oviatt
- Corwith Cramer, Jr.
- William Darkey
- Peter Kellogg-Smith
Appointed 1999Marcella Yedid earned her B.S. in music and languages from Indiana University and her M.A. in French and Italian from Brown University. She came to Key from University School, Hunting Valley, Ohio, where she was assistant to the head of school. Ms. Yedid taught French for eighteen years at Hawken School, Cleveland, Ohio, where she was also assistant head of Upper School, director of educational planning, and the assistant head for institutional advancement. She taught French and served as head of the language department at Shaker Heights, Cleveland Ohio.
- Science and Library Center completed
- Manse Addition completed
- Katharine Hall completed
- Manse Renovation completed
- Triple sectioning through twelfth grade completed
- Fusco Athletic Park purchased
Appointed 1989Ronald Goldblatt earned a B.A. in literature, history and philosophy from Shimer College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He came to Key from Wykeham Rise, a girls' boarding school in Connecticut, where he served as a teacher, director of finance and development, and headmaster.
- Arts Building added
- Construction of Science and Library Center begun
- Triple sectioning continued
Appointed 1976Rodney Beach earned his B.A. in chemistry at Dartmouth College, an M.A. in history from Columbia University, and an M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati. Before coming to Key he was headmaster at The College Preparatory School in Ohio.
- Activity Building added
- Expansion to triple section in Kindergarten and first grade begun
Appointed 1962Corwith Cramer, Jr. earned his B.A. from St. John's College, a B.A. in history and government from Yale University, and an M.S. in history and education from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, and at Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Connecticut before coming to Key.
- Kindergarten added
- Expansion through eighth grade completed
Appointed 1958Peter Kellogg-Smith earned his B.A. at St. John's College and his master's degree in education from the Putney Graduate School in Vermont. He was a tutor, St. John’s College before accepting a fellowship to study physics and biology at MIT. He served as assistant to the head of Gunston School prior to coming to Key.
- School opened in rented house in Eastport, grades one through three