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.
The Key School promotes individuality and encourages the free expression of ideas and points of view in both academic and non-academic arenas.
The tone of the campus is egalitarian, informal and caring with an academic focus which is both rigorous and innovative, for the School seeks to develop in its students an interest in learning and a sustaining degree of intellectual curiosity. To that end, Key prefers to foster and recognize excellence in all its students through adult-to-student communications, both written and oral, rather than through use of such devices as academic awards and honor rolls.
The Key School promotes individuality and encourages the free expression of ideas and points of view in both academic and non-academic arenas.Key School's program is designed to develop independent thinkers, creative innovators, effective collaborators, tenacious problem-solvers, and articulate leaders while cultivating in its students a deep sense of purpose, accountability and intrinsic motivation.Through active participation in both academic and co-curricular programs, Key’s Mission is designed to develop the whole person. Promoting a common interest in diverse endeavors that extend beyond the traditional classroom, the School enriches the lives of its students and encourages growth in multiple arenas. Of a special quality simply not found in other schools, Key’s distinctive programs enhance intellectual development, promote leadership skills, and foster a passion for life-long learning.
The adults on campus honor the intelligence and capacity of the students and the students, in turn, create genuine and long-lasting connections with their teachers. Mutual respect, teachers to students and students to teachers, is a hallmark of Key School.