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Key School Earns Maryland Green School Certification

The Key School has officially earned Maryland Green School Certification by the Maryland Association of Environmental & Outdoor Education. This designation comes after a lengthy application process that required an in-depth review of the School's programs and philosophy as well as substantiation of a sustained dedication to environmental initiatives.

Upper School Service Learning in Thailand

A group of twenty-four Upper School students experienced village life in the hill tribes of northwestern Thailand first-hand as part of their service-learning trip during spring break.

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This trip traces portions of the original path Smith took during his voyage some 400 years ago through the Bay. We will follow a coastal section of his journey, along the Patuxent River, on a five-day canoeing and hiking exploration. Student will become comfortable with basic paddling skills as well as camping skills. The trip is run in a similar style to the 7th grade trip to Point Lookout and the 8th Grade Trip to Wye Island. There are some excellent historical and ecological aspects to this trip as well. Most importantly, students will collaborate and focus on positive teamwork to overcome the challenges of the trip. For rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students):

Number of participants: 12-15

Cost: $450

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This trip traces portions of the original path Smith took during his voyage some 400 years ago through the Bay. We will follow a coastal section of his journey, along the Patuxent River, on a five-day canoeing and hiking exploration. Student will become comfortable with basic paddling skills as well as camping skills. The trip is run in a similar style to the 7th grade trip to Point Lookout and the 8th Grade Trip to Wye Island. There are some excellent historical and ecological aspects to this trip as well. Most importantly, students will collaborate and focus on positive teamwork to overcome the challenges of the trip. For rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students):

Number of participants: 12-15

Cost: $450

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This trip traces portions of the original path Smith took during his voyage some 400 years ago through the Bay. We will follow a coastal section of his journey, along the Patuxent River, on a five-day canoeing and hiking exploration. Student will become comfortable with basic paddling skills as well as camping skills. The trip is run in a similar style to the 7th grade trip to Point Lookout and the 8th Grade Trip to Wye Island. There are some excellent historical and ecological aspects to this trip as well. Most importantly, students will collaborate and focus on positive teamwork to overcome the challenges of the trip. For rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students):

Number of participants: 12-15

Cost: $450

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The C&O Canal stretches 184 miles beginning in Cumberland, MD and ending in Washington, DC. We will spend ten days cycling through historic towns and sights. The students will stay at a mix of primitive campsites, developed campgrounds, and at a cycling hostel. There will be a few rest days where we take advantage of being on the water on the Potomac and exploring towns like Harpers Ferry. Big Wheel bikes in Washington D.C. will provide trail-ready bikes with shocks, paniers, helmets, and locks. A chase car will accompany the trip throughout. For rising 9th through 12th grade students (current 8th through 11th grade)

Number of participants: 12

Cost: $1,300

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The C&O Canal stretches 184 miles beginning in Cumberland, MD and ending in Washington, DC. We will spend ten days cycling through historic towns and sights. The students will stay at a mix of primitive campsites, developed campgrounds, and at a cycling hostel. There will be a few rest days where we take advantage of being on the water on the Potomac and exploring towns like Harpers Ferry. Big Wheel bikes in Washington D.C. will provide trail-ready bikes with shocks, paniers, helmets, and locks. A chase car will accompany the trip throughout. For rising 9th through 12th grade students (current 8th through 11th grade)

Number of participants: 12

Cost: $1,300

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The C&O Canal stretches 184 miles beginning in Cumberland, MD and ending in Washington, DC. We will spend ten days cycling through historic towns and sights. The students will stay at a mix of primitive campsites, developed campgrounds, and at a cycling hostel. There will be a few rest days where we take advantage of being on the water on the Potomac and exploring towns like Harpers Ferry. Big Wheel bikes in Washington D.C. will provide trail-ready bikes with shocks, paniers, helmets, and locks. A chase car will accompany the trip throughout. For rising 9th through 12th grade students (current 8th through 11th grade)

Number of participants: 12

Cost: $1,300

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The C&O Canal stretches 184 miles beginning in Cumberland, MD and ending in Washington, DC. We will spend ten days cycling through historic towns and sights. The students will stay at a mix of primitive campsites, developed campgrounds, and at a cycling hostel. There will be a few rest days where we take advantage of being on the water on the Potomac and exploring towns like Harpers Ferry. Big Wheel bikes in Washington D.C. will provide trail-ready bikes with shocks, paniers, helmets, and locks. A chase car will accompany the trip throughout. For rising 9th through 12th grade students (current 8th through 11th grade)

Number of participants: 12

Cost: $1,300

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The C&O Canal stretches 184 miles beginning in Cumberland, MD and ending in Washington, DC. We will spend ten days cycling through historic towns and sights. The students will stay at a mix of primitive campsites, developed campgrounds, and at a cycling hostel. There will be a few rest days where we take advantage of being on the water on the Potomac and exploring towns like Harpers Ferry. Big Wheel bikes in Washington D.C. will provide trail-ready bikes with shocks, paniers, helmets, and locks. A chase car will accompany the trip throughout. For rising 9th through 12th grade students (current 8th through 11th grade)

Number of participants: 12

Cost: $1,300

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