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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.

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Multi-Sensory Phonics

Key’s approach to teaching phonics is a research-based, highly effective program that is specifically geared for very young children. The program engages all of five senses as the children learn actions, stories, songs and clever mnemonics that are associated with each sound.

This fun, child-centered approach teaches the 42 main letter sounds in a very specific sequence which enables children to begin building words as soon as possible. Our systematic program engages students in phonetic learning and builds a solid foundation for success in reading.