Summer Math and Reading
From guest storytellers in the First School, to the daily "Quiet/Reflection Time" in the Lower School, to book discussion groups and activities in Middle and Upper School, the Key School libraries promote reading for pleasure throughout the school year. Each library (Manse, Ford K. Brown and Upper School) provides summer reading lists for students with carefully selected titles for recreational reading as well as curricular reading. Required summer reading lists for Middle and Upper School students are accompanied by links to guiding questions, study guides or detailed assignments. The summer reading sites also offer links to widely respected book lists for young readers.
In addition to reading, math assignments for the Lower, Middle and Upper School students (as well as science and foreign language work for the Upper School students), aim to keep young minds from growing rusty over the summer months. Completing the work found in each grade or course-specific packet ensures that students will hit the ground running when school meets again.