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Middle School Admission

Grades 5-8

Middle School is a time of transition; a time of self-discovery and personal growth that lays the foundation for future success.

Key is a place that focuses on all aspects of students’ growth simultaneously. Our Middle School students are equipped with the capacity to measure their knowledge and skills, but also given flexibility in how they learn.

Our Middle School program:

  • Helps students develop effective organization, study and time management skills in a supportive and challenging environment
  • Encourages students to try new things to identify their own interests and strengths
  • Values teaching students how to learn and constructs knowledge through a project-based curriculum
  • Provides the opportunity for students to have a focused and interactive learning experience with small class sizes
  • Celebrates diversity and nurtures individuality
Seven middle school boys pose together smiling with arms around each other holding footballs while standing on a green field
Two middle school boys sit in rolling office chairs on stage during the middle school's performance of A Simpler Time
Six middle school children dressed in halloween costumes pose together smiling while outside on a green field
Six middle school boys and girls sit on a log outside smiling at the camera
A middle school boy wearing a Boston Bruins jersey uses sticks to play a large xylephone
Three middle school children smile at the camera while standing outside on a sunny day
A high school boy sits while playing a bass guitar shaped like a violin
Middle school boys and girls carry a canoe through the woods during their Lewis and Clark Portage outdoor education class
Five high school female volleyball players stand together in the gym with arms around each other smiling
Four female middle school students stand in the gym holding up their pickleball paddles smiling
Four middle school boys sit on a log in the woods with arms around each other during an outdoor education trip
Nine middle school boys basketball players stand together in their gray uniforms on the basketball court

How to Apply
Application Deadline

January 5, 2024

Applications received after the deadline are reviewed on a rolling basis contingent on available space and waitlist depth. We recommend families contact our Middle School admission counselor to learn more about availability in your student’s grade. 

Tour Campus
We encourage all families interested in Middle School to schedule a private tour of campus with their admission counselor.

Apply for Admission
Submit an application through the Admission Portal. All necessary forms, reference and transcript requests, and application checklist items can be accessed through your account. 

Middle School applicants are required to submit:

  • A parent application
  • Current Math and English Teacher References
  • School Administrator or Guidance Counselor Evaluation
  • Transcripts for the last three years

A $60 application fee will be charged upon submitting the application.

Admission Testing
All students in grades 5-12 must submit one of the following as part of their application to Key:

*ISEE is recommended unless your student is applying to other schools where the SSAT is required.

Important Dates
  • September 1, 2023 - 2024/2025 applications open online
  • October 16, 2023 - Lower School Information Session
  • October 24, 2023 - Upper School Fall Information Session 
  • November 4, 2023 - First & Middle School Open Houses
  • January 5, 2024 - 2024/2025 application form due
  • January 12, 2024 - Financial aid forms due
  • January 19, 2024 - Application files due
  • February 15, 2024 - Admission decisions released

Your Counselor

Kelsey Miller