The Middle 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 Middle School includes grades 5-8.
(4:20) Director of Enrollment and Outreach Tom Rossini provides an introduction to Key School
(22:03) Associate Director of Admission Rosalind Calvin speaks with a panel of current Middle School students, faculty and staff
(14:47) Humanities Department head Jane Zanger and faculty member Alice Drayton on the Middle School humanities curriculum
(3:40) A brief look at life in our Middle School
(6:24) Division Head Dave Magnus provides an overview of Key's Middle School
(11:31) Science Department head Kate Junkins and faculty member Lew Van Wambeke on the Middle School science curriculum
(2:27) An overview of STEM at Key and how STEM elements are incorporated throughout the Key-Wee - Grade 12 curriculum.
(7:13) Head of School Matthew Nespole welcomes prospective students and families
(8:50) Math Department head Jen Holt and faculty member Cara Riedel speak about the Middle School math curriculum
(2:09) An overview of the inquiry based learning approach at Key
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.
(1:32) Middle School Learning Department Head and Learning Specialist Sarah Judd on the Learning Department in the Middle School
(2:45) Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Jenifer Moore on the School's DEI initiatives and goals
(1:42) Key Theater Director Nick Olson on the importance of theater for Middle School students
(4:05) Outdoor Education Department Head Paul Bayne discusses Key's Outdoor Education Program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
(4:16) Visual Arts Department Head Andy Katz discusses the progressive visual arts curriculum for grades K-12