Key Facts

  • Accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and approved by the State of Maryland
  • Oldest pre-school through grade twelve nonsectarian independent school in Anne Arundel County
  • Student teacher ratio 7:1; average class size 15
  • 106 faculty members; 58 with advanced degrees, including 8 with doctoral degrees
  • Veteran faculty/staff: 50 at Key more than 15 years, including 30 at Key more than 20 years
  • Minority student enrollment 34%
  • Rigorous academic program emphasizing experiential learning, interdisciplinary studies, and a global perspective
  • Renowned for its outstanding humanities and foreign language programs, Key School has math and science programs that are equally strong. View Key's National Level Test Scores in Math and Science
  • French grades 1 through 12; Spanish grades 7 through 12; Latin and Arabic grades 9 through 12
  • Orff Schulwerk music program, most comprehensive in country
  • 3 technology centers; iPad mobile labs in all divisions; Apple digital media lab; 3 Chromebook mobile labs; computers and multimedia projectors in all classrooms; 50 SMART Board-equipped classrooms; technology labs in all science laboratories; online library catalog and digital research resources; campus-wide wired/wireless network with high-speed, broadband Internet access
  • Extensive Outdoor and Environmental Education Program, integrated with academic studies since School's inception, involves all students
  • More than 40 interscholastic sports teams compete at Varsity, JV and Middle School levels
  • Selected by Chesapeake Bay Foundation for Bay Schools Project; one of nine schools and only independent school in the State of Maryland to be designated a Bay School
  • Active membership in AIMS, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST), the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP), the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), the Independent School Experiential Education Network (ISEEN), the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Independent Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), and American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST)
  • Key School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Constituent Survey

And The Survey Says…
To help answer some of the questions posed by the Key School’s recent self-study—a process required by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools to obtain the renewal of the School’s ten-year accreditation—Key commissioned WB&A Market Research to conduct a survey of alumni, students in grades six through twelve, parents, and faculty and staff.
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Summary of Key's most recent long range planning process

Accreditation

In preparation for its re-accreditation by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), Key School completed the self-study phase of this arduous process at the close of the 2004-2005 academic year. In October 2005, a team of external educators visited Key for a three-day intensive review of the School. Using the self-study document as a guide, the visiting committee—chaired by David Jackson, Head of The Park School in Baltimore—worked to assess the level of congruence between the School’s words and its deeds. At the conclusion of the three days, Dr. Jackson addressed the faculty and staff, telling them that the visiting committee “had fallen in love with Key School.” In January 2006, Key School received the visiting team report, to which the School must respond in one year. Commending the School for its strengths the report also includes suggestions for improvement.

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