Among the colleges and universities, Key School is widely recognized for its emphasis on the intellectual process; that is, for its focus on the importance of critical thinking, careful and analytical reading, classroom discussions that invite multiple perspectives and encourage tolerance, and for writing that is clear, persuasive, and imaginative.
Equally important, the Key culture promotes student leadership in athletics, the arts, debate, and journalism. While academic prowess and leadership are essential ingredients in the success of Key graduates, experienced college advising is crucial in matching the individual to the institution and in helping students to realize their resources and understand their options.
The Key School has a comprehensive college advising program that begins early in the junior year and continues until the end of the admission process, in the spring of the senior year. Each student's academic interests, strengths, and goals are evaluated to determine suitable choices. By working with Key's college advisor, students learn about application approaches that enhance their chances for admission. The advisor leads a series of meetings for students and parents, and meets whenever necessary with each student and his or her family throughout the selection and application process. A broad range of colleges and universities send representatives to Key each fall to talk with prospective students. The School is well known and highly respected, and most college representatives look upon Key as a breeding ground for academic excellence and excitement, and they want to share in the result. It is the hope of the College Office that the information contained on this site will help smooth the transition to the four years after Key, and beyond.
Laura Burrell Baxter, Director of College Advising
Maggie Beck, Assistant to the College Advisor & Registrar