Key encourages athletic participation
by every student. If you have an
interest in sports and enjoy
competition, there is a team for you.
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.
Key students get out and see the world,
deepening their understanding of its
complexities and their role as its citizens.
Key students value both. Our school spirit is as
evident in the classroom as it is on the athletic field.
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.
your ideas matter
Discussion-based classes are at the heart of the
Key curriculum. Personal opinions are shared
openly while differing viewpoints are
Key teachers and students grapple with
ideas—working together and thinking
together to forge new understandings.
students respect teachers,
teachers respect students...
and students respect fellow students.
At Key School, people and their ideas are respected.
explore new territory
take a stand
Key students gain the skills and confidence to make a difference in their community—and the world.
For 50 years key school has helped students develop the habits of mind that enable them to navigate a changing world.
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.
Two Key seniors have earned recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program: Rosie David as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and Dennis Norman as a Commended Student.
Key received a $1 million matching challenge in support of the development of Fusco Athletic Park and the County’s Office of Planning and Zoning recommended approval of Key School’s final site development plan for the Park.
A juried arts and crafts festival on November 8 at Key! Artist registration is now open.
Key School is pleased to be partnering with American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies to offer adult education courses for women in transitional stages of their lives, beginning mid-September.
- Tue Oct 6
Location: Katharine Hall Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
- Thu Oct 8
7th Grade Appalachian Trail Outdoor Education Trip
Location: Maryland Appalachian Trail Thru: 10/9/2015
Kindergarten (Waymouth) visit with Grandfriends
Location: The Arbor at BeyWoods Time: 10:15am - 12:00pm
Upper School Back-to-School Night
Location: Katharine Hall and Upper School Classrooms Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
- Fri Oct 9
First/Lower School Pre-Conference Meetings - NO FIRST/LOWER SCHOOL
- Sat Oct 10
Class of 1995 Reunion
Fall Open Houses
Saturday, October 24
First & Lower Schools
(Key-Wee - Gr. 4)
Saturday, November 7
Middle & Upper Schools (Gr. 5-12)
"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