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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.

  • Maddie Olfson '15 is Teen of the Week

    The Capital recently featured senior Maddie Olfson as a Teen of the Week.

  • Free Basketball Clinics at Key School

    Key’s Boys’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach Joe Mathews and special guest Joey Wootten, Head Coach at Bishop O’Connell, will host instructional clinics for boys and girls on April 18 at The Key School.

  • Key Qualifies for ISSA National Championship

    Congratulations to the Varsity Sailing team. With a top four finish at the Mid-Atlantic Fleet Racing Qualifier, the Obezags have secured one of only twenty spots at the Interscholastic Sailing Association National Championship.

  • First School Division Head Named

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

Sat Apr 18


Optional 7th & 8th Grade Spring Mountain Bike Trip

Location: Patapsco State Park, Maryland
Mon Apr 20

Seminar Series for Adults

Location: Science and Library Center Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Visit this Link
Tue Apr 21

AIMS College Fair

Wed Apr 22

11th Grade Biology Outdoor Education Trip to Quiet Waters Park

Earth Day Activities at Key

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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