The Lower School Experience
Virtual Open House
In lieu of in-person open houses this fall, Key offered a virtual opportunity for families to become better acquainted with the School. The following recorded sessions from our November 2020 Virtual Open House provide valuable insight about life at Key to assist in your search for the independent school that is the right fit for your student and family.
Key's Lower School includes grades 1-4.
(8:21) Director of Enrollment and Outreach Tom Rossini provides an overview of Key and the Lower School open house program
(2:55) Senior Associate Director of Admission and Lower School Admission Counselor Makeba Barnes reviews the Lower School admission process
(39:17) Third grade teachers Nan Conroy, Paula DeWitt and Angela Baccala discuss the third grade curriculum and answer questions from prospective families
(5:05) First and Lower School Math Coordinator Ellie Young discusses the Lower School Math curriculum
(2:16) Science and Environmental Coordinator Amy Cline discusses the Lower School Science program
(5:44) Head of School Matthew Nespole welcomes prospective students and their families to the Lower School open house
(21:58) First grade teachers Jeanette Beigel '04, Kera Matsui and Catherine Hudson discuss the first grade curriculum
(29:33) Fourth grade teachers Jill Smalley and Peter Branscombe discuss the fourth grade curriculum and answer questions from prospective families
(3:45) Maker Tech and Thinkering Studio Coordinator Carol Mahoney discusses the Lower School Maker Tech curriculum
(1:52) Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Jenifer Moore discusses DEI work within the Lower School program
(5:01) Lower School Division Head Kristen Addison provides an overview of Key's Lower School program for grades 1-4
(36:57) Second grade teachers Erin Morgan, Cat Parker Briggs and Lillian Overmyer-Wilkinson discuss the second grade curriculum
(3:41) Lower School Learning Department Head Catherine Hudson discusses the Language Arts program
(2:27) An overview of the inquiry based learning approach at Key
(3:10) A brief look at life in our Lower School
From Our Faculty
Hear brief overviews of Key's program and culture, shared by faculty members. Additional videos will be added over the course of this academic year.
(1:34) School Counselor Erin Weiss discusses the Life Skills program in the Lower School
(4:16) Visual Arts Department Head Andy Katz discusses the progressive visual arts curriculum for grades K-12
(2:45) Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Jenifer Moore on the School's DEI initiatives and goals