From its inception, Key School distinguished itself as a School that promoted individuality and encouraged openness to differing ideas and perspectives. The School was equally dedicated, from the outset, to the principle that diversity in the cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds of its students was vital to the School’s ability to achieve the highest standards of learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Highlighting this acknowledgement, the School’s early literature declared, “Key is a community institution that caters, not to the gifted or privileged few, but to all young people who are capable of profiting from its programs…. Although an independent school, Key does not think of itself as ‘private’ in any sense—we want to open our doors to all children.”
The Key School is committed to the principle that learning is maximized when students of differing abilities and backgrounds work together and develop an understanding of one another. This commitment to facilitate high standards in its day-to-day endeavors as a learning community is equaled by Key School’s dedication to the belief that a diverse educational environment is vital to the School’s fulfillment of its stated responsibility to prepare its students for the future—in terms of the challenges they will face, the responsibilities they will assume, and the impact they will have within an increasingly complex and pluralistic world community.
Key School's minority student percentage for the 2012-2013 school
year is 32%.