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    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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    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

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

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

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    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.

  • Student Featured as the Capital Gazette's Teen of the Week

    Jessica Reiner '17 was named Teen of the Week in the February 5 issue of the Capital. Congratulations, Jessica! Click to read the article.

  • Diane Rehm Joins the Festival

    The Annapolis Book Festival is thrilled to announce that Diane Rehm will be joining us on Saturday, April 16 to discuss her new book On My Own. She is the long-time host of WAMU's Diane Rehm Show and a true Washington treasure. Don't miss the opportunity to meet her!

  • NEW 3-Day Options for Key-Wee and Pre-School

    Beginning September 2016, Key School will offer two 3-day options for its youngest students.

  • Summer at KEY 2016 Registration Is Open!

    Summer at KEY registration opened on Monday, February 1. Many of the camps fill up quickly, so sign up soon.

Wed Feb 10

Pre-School Fly-Up for Key-Wee Parents

Location: First School Kitchen/Arts Room Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

1st Grade Fly-Up for Kindergarten Parents

Location: Lower School Science Room Time: 8:30am - 9:15am

Board of Trustees Meeting

Location: Science & Library Building Room 101 & 102 Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thu Feb 11

Student Art Exhibit Opens through 3/23

Location: Arts Building Gallery

First School Parent Program - Parenting Young Children in the 21st Century: Happy Students Who Are Successful Learners

Location: First School Kitchen/Arts Room Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Student Art Exhibit Opens through 3/23

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
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  • Key-Wee—Grade 12:
    Call to schedule an individual tour or to arrange a shadow day.

    Visit Key Admission for additional information.

  • "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