The Upper School Experience

Virtual Open House

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.

Key's Upper School includes grades 9-12.


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


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


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

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


(8:18) Faculty members Diana Toebbe and Brian Boyd discuss the Upper School humanities and civilizations curriculum

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