For Visiting College Counselors

Welcome to Annapolis!

While you are in the area, here are several recommendations for things you may want to see, do, and experience. And there are plenty of great places to eat—every college admission counselor needs to know “the” places to eat while on the road!

The Key School is located at 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403

Parking and College Advising Office Location

Park in the school’s main lot, at the corner of Hillsmere and Carroll Dr. The lot can be accessed off of Carroll Drive.

We are located in the Carroll House. It's the red house on your right as you turn into the parking lot off of Carroll Drive. There is a sign, "College Advisor,"on the building and spaces are usually readily available .

Eating in Annapolis

If you'll be staying in town for a while, these are great places to eat or grab a coffee. All are easy to find with GPS.

  • City Dock Coffee (downtown)
  • Zu Coffee (close to campus)
  • Ahh, Coffee (Eastport)
  • Naval Bagels (West Annapolis)
  • Main & Market (close to campus)
  • Miss Shirley's (downtown)
  • Iron Rooster (downtown)
Lunch Spots Near Campus
  • Annapolis Smokehouse Tavern
  • Grump's Cafe
  • Main & Market
  • Eastport Kitchen
Lunch/Dinner in Downtown Annapolis
  • Middleton Tavern
  • McGarvey's
  • Joss
  • Tsunami
  • Level
  • Sailor
  • Boatyard Bar & Grill
  • Ram's Head Tavern
  • Fox's Den
  • O'Briens
  • Chick & Ruth's
  • Iron Rooster

Exploring Annapolis

Annapolis is an amazing destination. If you have a few spare minutes, consider exploring a bit.

  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • Paca House and Gardens
  • Quiet Waters Park
  • Historic London Town and Gardens
  • Westfield Mall
  • Annapolis Town Center
We look forward to hosting you on campus. If you arrive a few minutes early, you can drive to the end of Hillsmere Dr. and see the Chesapeake Bay! Otherwise, I hope to show you around campus when you arrive so you can get a sense of our community and stretch your legs.

Our students will be eager to meet you and learn more about your schools. See you in the fall!

Laura Burrell Baxter
Director of College Advising