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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.

  • Students Attend Diversity Leadership Conference

    Twelve Upper School students attended this year’s AIMS Student Diversity Leadership Conference— Believe Me: The Real Stories of Independent School Students.

  • Seminar Series for Adults

    Join Upper School humanities teachers on December 8 for a conversation focusing on three spine-tingling short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, Avram Davidson and Haruki Murakami. The discussion continues this year's theme of "Monsters and the Monstrous."

  • IAAM All-Stars Named

    Congratulations to Key’s 2014 Girls’ Varsity Soccer and Field Hockey All-Conference Team selections! Field Hockey: Gabriela Beavers ’15, Marielle Jones ’15, Maddie Olfson '15, and Sydney Wilkerson '17; Soccer: Molly Glime '15 and Tatiana Zancajo-Lugo '15.

  • Tiny House Earns Innovation Award

    Key School and SustainaFest earned The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County's Innovation Award for this summer's Tiny House build.

Mon Nov 24

Upper School Parent Conferences - NO UPPER SCHOOL

Thru: 11/25/2014

4th Grade Islamic Bazaar

Location: Fourth Grade Classrooms Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tue Nov 25

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins End of Day

Lower School Thanksgiving Assembly

Location: Activity Building Time: 8:30am

Middle School Thanksgiving Assembly

Location: Katharine Hall Time: 2:35pm
Wed Nov 26

Alumni Happy Hour

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  • Call Key's Admission Office to schedule a campus tour, Key-Wee through Grade 12

    Open House: Key-Wee – Grade 4
    January 13, 2015 – RSVP now

  • "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