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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.

  • First School Division Head Named

    After a nationwide search, Key School is pleased to announce Paula Morse has been named First School Division Head.

  • College Admission Forum

    Area students in grades 9, 10 and 11 and their parents are invited to a free College Admission Forum at The Key School on Sunday March 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The program will address academic preparation for college, the college admission process, scholarships and financial aid.

  • Joseph Flanagan '15 Named Teen of the Week

    Congratulations to Joseph Flanagan '15, who was highlighted as a Capital Gazette Teen of the Week.

  • All-Conference Athletes Announced

    Congratulations to Key's All-Conference basketball players Theorie Beck '15 (IAAM), Michael Jackson '17 (MIAA) and Malika Waleed '18 (IAAM).

Sun Mar 29

Key School/Severn School College Forum for Students in Grades 9,10 & 11 and Their Parents

Location: Key School, Katharine Hall Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue Mar 31

Middle School Parent Coffee with Learning Specialist Sarah Judd - Standardized Testing: What Does It Mean?

Location: Barn Commons Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Wed Apr 1

HSIA Pool Meeting

Location: Science and Library Center Room 103 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu Apr 2

Middle School Orff Schulwerk Music Performance

Location: Activity Building Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fri Apr 3

7th Grade to Newseum in Washington, DC

Spring Break Begins End of Day

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  • It's not too late to apply for 2015-2016.

    Call Key's Admission Office to schedule a weekday tour and see classes in session, Key-Wee through Grade 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