While the end of the academic year is a time when we often look back at the year and the accomplishments of our students, I am finding myself thinking about the future.

As we move through the summer months, the final phase of Fusco Athletic Park—the construction of the Main Pavilion—will get underway with a completion date set for late fall. While our Upper School student athletes used the Park this spring, the completion of the Pavilion will enable the Key community to fully utilize this wonderful resource. Opportunities for our younger students to be onsite are being planned, and the positive and transformational impact that Fusco Athletic Park will have on our athletic program will be felt for generations of students.

In addition, the completion of the Conceptual Campus Master Plan by Hord, Coplan & Macht provides Key with a roadmap for additional main campus facility improvements that will enable us to further enhance our academic program and implement our Mission. Over the course of the spring, I have shared elements of the plan with the Key Community and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Conversations about moving forward to execute elements of the Campus Master Plan are already underway, and I look forward to sharing more details in the near future.

While facilities are an essential element of the Key School experience, the program and the people who implement it are the core. The faculty, with the support of a dedicated non-instructional staff, continue to bring the program to life for our students. Our commitment to a rigorous, student-centered experience continues to be balanced with a commitment to creating learning experiences that are not only engaging, but also fun. Over the summer, faculty across all four divisions will be engaged in curriculum development that will further enhance our already dynamic academic program.

As for reflections on the current year, Key School makes a concerted effort to celebrate and share the student experience with all community members. However, the busy schedules we all have can limit our ability to learn about life at Key beyond our own children's experiences. Over the summer months I invite you to view the online photo albums that tell our story. A picture is worth a thousand words, and I hope the images of the 2018-2019 year that can be found in our Key School and Obezag Athletics flickr galleries will convey to all of you what a remarkable community Key is.

Enjoy the summer.


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