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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.

  • Inclement Weather Announcement

    Wednesday, March 4 - 9:10 p.m.

    Key School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, March,
    5 for all students and employees. With all models in agreement with regard to the significant impact of this incoming storm, Key School is confident in following the announcement made by Anne Arundel County Public Schools this evening.

    Auditions for Key Theater's Middle School production of Charlotte's Web have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 from 2:35 - 3:15 p.m. in the Dance Studio.

    With this closure, Key School's use of the June contingency days is now activated. We will update you later in the season with further information.

    Please remember, as announced earlier this week, the Professional Development Day scheduled for Friday, March 13 has been cancelled and Key School will be in session on this day.

  • 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.

Thu Mar 5

Middle School 2nd Trimester Ends

After School Enrichment Activity - Chess Club for 2nd - 7th Grades

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fri Mar 6

Middle School Faculty In-Service Day - NO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Student Art Exhibit through 4/24

Location: Arts Building Gallery Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

2nd Grade to US Naval Academy Planetarium

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Mon Mar 9

Upper School & 8th Grade Sailing Begins

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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