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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.

  • March 2 Update

    6:35 a.m.

    Key School is closed today. With Anne Arundel County Schools in a code red, Key's campus is closed for all employees.

  • Students Analyze Forensic Evidence

    The fourth graders recently visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Forensics Mystery Lab, where they applied knowledge gained through their classroom study of the skeletal systems of animals—including humans—to unravel two forensic cases.

  • IAAM All-Conference Team Named

    Congratulations to Key’s 2015 Girls’ Indoor Soccer All-Conference selections Liza Ballinger ’15, Molly Glime ’15, Noni Mungai ‘15 and Tatiana Zancajo-Lugo ‘15.

  • Life After Key

    To see a sampling of what Key alumni have been up to in their post-graduate lives, visit the new Life After Key webpage.

  • Image Recognition Enhances Art Installation

    Those who visited Key’s campus this winter have surely noticed the large black and white portrait installation adorning several of the buildings.

Mon Mar 2

Middle School Spring Sports Begin

Pre-Kindergarten to see The Tortoise and the Hare at Maryland Hall

Upper School Tennis Begins

Tue Mar 3

After School Enrichment Activity - Science Club for 1st - 4th Grades

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wed Mar 4

7th Grade Wellness Program for Parents and Students with School Counselor Randi Altschuler: What Do I Say? How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Location: Barn Commons Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

After School Enrichment Activity - Introduction to Robotics for 1st - 4th Grades

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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  • "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