The Upper School Experience

Grades 9-12

Open House

Key School looks forward to welcoming prospective families to our in-person Fall 2021 Open Houses on November 6 (for Middle and Upper Schools) and November 13 (for First and Lower Schools.)

In lieu of in-person open houses in the fall of 2020, 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.


(11:00) Director of Enrollment and Outreach, Tom Rossini and Upper School Division Head Brian Michaels introduce Key's Upper School


(11:36) Science Department Head Lee Zanger and faculty member Alyssa MacMeekin on the Upper School science curriculum

Head's Message

(6:26) Key's Head of School Matthew Nespole delivers a welcome message to prospective students and their families


(8:46) Math Department Head Jen Tonkin Bowman and faculty member Dylan Lewis discuss the Upper School mathematics curriculum

Student Panel

(27:01) Senior Associate Director of Admission Makeba Barnes with current students on the Upper School experience


(5:43) A brief look at life in our Upper School

From Our Faculty

Hear brief overviews of Key's program and culture, shared by faculty members.


(1:05) Athletic Director Brian Boyd on the inclusive and competitive nature of the Upper School athletic program

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(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 Upper School students

Outdoor Education

(4:05) Outdoor Education Department Head Paul Bayne discusses Key's Outdoor Education Program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Visual Arts

(4:16) Visual Arts Department Head Andy Katz discusses the progressive visual arts curriculum for grades K-12

Upper School Guide Book

View the digital version of our Upper School Guide, a comprehensive look at the curriculum and mission of our Upper School.