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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.

  • 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.

  • Emma Karsten '14 Named Teen of the Week

    Congratulations to recent graduate Emma Karsten '14, who was highlighted as a Capital Gazette Teen of the Week.

  • The Matter at Hand: A Blog

    Ever thought about how to best characterize Key School in one word? Read Jessie Dunleavy’s most recent blog, Engaged in Real Learning, to see how this challenge was met and take a moment to tell us what you think.

  • Key Student Highlighted as Teen of the Week

    Sofia Bonner '14 was selected as a Capital Teen of the Week. Heading off to Villanova University this fall, Sofia plans to study mechanical engineering and has her sights set on a career in aerospace engineering.

Mon Sep 15

Lower School Gates Testing

Thru: 9/19/2014
Wed Sep 17

11th Grade Annapolis & Washington DC Activity Trips

Thru: 9/19/2014

10th Grade Carderock Climbing Outdoor Education Trip

Location: Great Falls, Maryland Thru: 9/19/2014

12th Grade Leadership Rafting Outdoor Education Trip

Location: Yough River, Pennsylvania Thru: 9/19/2014
Thu Sep 18

9th Grade Island Odyssey Outdoor Education Trip

Location: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, various Bay Islands Thru: 9/20/2014
Mon Sep 22

Key School Fall EMS Club Day II

Location: Eastern Mountain Sports, Parole Towne Centre
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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