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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.

  • 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.

  • Baltimore Sun Covers Tiny House Build

    Two Key students, JJ Jennings '19 and Julia Branscombe '21 were quoted in Sunday's article about the Tiny House Build.

  • MD Partnership for Children in Nature Visits

    Key and SustainaFest welcomed the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature to campus for its regional meeting. While at Key, these environmental educators also had the opportunity to view the Tiny House and speak with Upper School Division Head Brian Michaels about Key's outdoor education program.

  • Key Sailor Featured as an "Athlete Worth Watching"

    Belle Strachan '14 was named in What's Up? Annapolis as an "Athlete Worth Watching." Click to read the article.

Mon Jul 28

Upper School Outdoor Peer Leadership Backpacking Trip

Thru: 8/1/2014

Division Heads Letters Mailed Home this Week

Thu Jul 31

HSIA Board Meeting

Location: Science and Library Center Rooms 101-102 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed Aug 6

HSIA Pool Meeting

Location: Science and Library Center Room 103 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon Aug 11

Pre-School & Lower School Teacher Letters Mailed Home this Week

Tue Aug 12

HSIA Piers & Harbors Meeting

Location: Science and Library Building Room 101-102 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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  • It's not too late to apply for 2014-2015.

    Call to schedule a weekday tour June through August.

    Learn more see Admission

  • "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