Upper School Admission
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
How to Apply
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.
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
All students in grades 5-12 must submit one of the following as part of their application to Key:
- Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
December 9, 2023 and January 13, 2024 test dates available at Key School
School Code: 210013
- Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
School Code: 4355
*ISEE is recommended unless your student is applying to other schools where the SSAT is required.