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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.

  • Summer Math and Reading

    Keep your child’s reading and math skills honed over the summer. Summer reading and math packets are now available. Click for more information.

  • Another Spring to Remember for the Obezags

    The accomplishments of the spring sports teams provided a strong ending to a tremendous year in Obezag sports.

  • May Fair Success

    On Saturday, May 2, members of the class of 2018 hosted the Key School’s May Fair, to the delight of all who attended. Led by the capable team of students, Livvy Eklof, Megan Filter, Hawthorne Haywood, Colette Nortman, and Julia Young, this year’s event proved to be even bigger than those of years past.

  • Mahoney’s Mighty Mites

    Sophomore Julia Mahoney leads a series of student-led lacrosse clinics for third through fifth grade girls.

Mon Aug 10

First School & Lower School Teacher Letters Mailed Home this Week

Tue Aug 11

HSIA Piers & Harbors Meeting

Location: Science and Library Building Room 101-102 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed Aug 12

Baseline Concussion Testing for Upper School Athletes

Location: Manse Addition Basement Computer Lab Register

Athletics Physicals for Upper School Athletes

Location: Activity Building Register
Mon Aug 17

Upper School Fall Sports Practices Begin

Wed Aug 26

New Faculty/Staff Orientation

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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