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    inclusive
    and competitive

    Key encourages athletic participation
    by every student. If you have an
    interest in sports and enjoy
    competition, there is a team for you.

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    tenacity
    resourcefulness
    imagination

    Face-to-face with the unfamiliar, Key students cannot rely on textbook answers or routine responses. Drawing on inner resources, they find they are capable of greater physical and mental achievements than imagined.

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    real world
    connections

    Key students get out and see the world,
    deepening their understanding of its
    complexities and their role as its citizens.

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    sportsmanship
    scholarship

    Key students value both. Our school spirit is as
    evident in the classroom as it is on the athletic field.

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    theater.
    lacrosse.
    why choose just one?

    Key School is an ideal environment for students
    who want a broad experience. We don’t believe
    students should narrow their options.

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    your ideas matter

    Discussion-based classes are at the heart of the
    Key curriculum. Personal opinions are shared
    openly while differing viewpoints are
    respectfully exchanged.

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    exciting ideas!

    Key teachers and students grapple with
    ideas—working together and thinking
    together to forge new understandings.

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    students respect teachers,
    teachers respect students...

    and students respect fellow students.
    At Key School, people and their ideas are respected.

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    accept challenges
    take risks
    explore new territory
    take a stand

    Key students gain the skills and confidence to make a difference in their community—and the world.

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    knowing how
    to think

    For 50 years key school has helped students develop the habits of mind that enable them to navigate a changing world.

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    asking the questions
    counts as much
    as knowing the answers

    Key School emphasizes intellectual process as well as academic product and values probing questions as highly as thoughtful answers.

  • The Matter at Hand - A Blog

    Read "The Good Place" and share your thoughts with us.

  • Playaways Available in the Manse and
    Ford K. Brown Libraries

    Lower and Middle School parents may have noticed their children coming home with more than just books from the Manse Library and Ford K. Brown Library recently.

  • Thirty Key Coaches Participate in Coaches' Retreat

    Varsity, JV and Middle School coaches met in early September to discuss areas of emphasis for the upcoming athletics seasons.

  • Seminar Series for Adults

    This fall, Key School teachers will offer a year-long series of evening seminar discussions for adults modeled after seminar classes taught at Key. The Seminar Series for Adults will engage adults from the surrounding community in spirited intellectual conversations about great novels, poems, films, and more.

Tue Sep 30

First School Back-to-School Night

Location: Katharine Hall Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed Oct 1

8th Grade Outdoor Education Backpacking Trip

Location: Shenandoah National Park Thru: 10/3/2014

6th Grade Echo Hill Outdoor Education Trip

Location: Chestertown, Maryland Thru: 10/3/2014

HSIA Pool Meeting

Location: Science & Library Building Room 101 & 102 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu Oct 2

Annapolis Book Festival Kick-off Planning Meeting

Location: Barn Commons Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Upper School Back-to-School Night

Location: Activity Building and Upper School Classrooms Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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  • Fall Open House
    Sunday, November 16 1 -3:30 p.m.

    The Admission Office welcomes your inquiry at any time. See Key at a Glance for more.

  • "The undergrad course load at the University of Chicago is notoriously heavy but the transition was not as difficult as I had imagined. Beyond that, I think the personal encouragement I got at Key to incorporate my artistic interests with my academic ones allowed me to develop both, at a stage in my life when choosing one over the other would have been limiting. The best filmmakers are able to grasp and imaginatively combine disparate disciplines in interesting ways and Key definitely gave me this foundation."

    Nadav Kurtz 1996