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Upper School Admission

Grades 9-12

The interdisciplinary and integrated curricula in Key's Upper School allows for deeper understanding and real-world connections.

Our Upper School faculty place great emphasis on essential skills over rote memorization, and students build content knowledge through the preparation required to present and defend their answers and points of view.

Key’s Upper School offers:

  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 14 advanced placement course offerings
  • College-level Independent Studies
  • A comprehensive and individually tailored college advising program that provides 90+ hours of counseling
  • Academic support and enrichment available in every discipline
  • 35+ Visual and Performing Arts classes and activities
  • 100 + hours of outdoor education experiences
  • 40 interscholastic sports teams
Give high school girls stand together outside on a green field with arms around each other smiling in neon yellow shirts
Two high school boys sit smiling on blue bleachers outside on a green soccer field with plates of food in their hands
An outdoor shot of the new Science and Library Center with a very steeply pitched roof and white walls
Four high school girls stand outside with paddles in hand wearing rafting gear smiling and giving the thumbs up
A female high school senior stands off to the side of the stage holding her diploma while an adult male stands at the podium
High school boys run on a green soccer field wearing their blue and white jerseys
A hallway with wood floors and a blue and white wall decal with the Key School seal
Five high school students stand on stage leaning in to listen through a door in the Upper School's production of Clue
A group of high school seniors cheer and hold their trophy in the air after winning the Zag Bowl football game
Two African American high school girls stand together outside smiling wearing blue rock climbing helmets
Four high school seniors stand together on a dock wearing life jackets and holding a red, yellow and black flag
Two high school boys and three high school girls stand with arms around each other in formal wear smiling
A female high school volleyball player jumps in the air in front of the net poised to spike the ball
High School students gather in the newly renovated Science and Library Center sitting at tables along a wall of windows
Two female high school seniors sit outside at a wooden picnic bench with laptops open in front of them smiling
Two high school girls look up in the air to measure the height that a rocket flew using a compass tool

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 Upper School admission counselor to learn more about availability in your student’s grade.

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

Participation in an Upper School Drop-In Day is also highly encouraged.

Apply for Admission
Submit an application through the Admission Portal, our online application platform. All necessary forms and application checklist items can be accessed through your account. 

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

Upper School applicants are required to submit:

  • Initial application form and application fee
  • Student application
  • Student interview
  • Current Math and English Teacher References
  • School Administrator or Guidance Counselor Evaluation
  • Transcripts for the last three years

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.

Your Counselor

Makeba Barnes