Keys School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
2890 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel: (650)328-1711
Grades: K-8 | 324 students
  • Mission: Keys School challenges students to develop a keen intellect and a generous spirit, to advocate for themselves and others, and to honor curiousity and relfection in an increasingly hurried world. Keys Students Know themselves and treasure relationships Pursue intellectual challenges Reason, communicate, and persuade with conviction Play, perform, and create with enthusiasm Utilize technology to advance innovation, design, and collaboration Explore the natural world and its complex systems Seek and embrace the diverse perspectives and experiences of our global community Thrive in high school and life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 324 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Keys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16 / Jan. 23
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,250
Tuition Notes We offer 3 payment plans. Tuition Assistance available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions Director Jennifer Tyler
Admissions Associate Elyssa Bishop

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cartooning Club, Chess Club, Crocheting Club, Fencing Club, Hindi Club, Homework Club, Mandarin Club, Math Club, Science Adventures Chess Club, Fencing Club, Hindi Club, Homework Club, Mandarin Club, Math Club, Cartooning Club,
Crocheting Club,
Science Adventures,

School Notes

  • What Does Keys School Offer? A challenging and engaging academic program that prepares students well for secondary school and beyond A dedicated and inspirational faculty that teaches to the whole child Specialty teachers in art, music, drama, physical education, Spanish, Mandarin, science, technology, dance, speech, self-science Outstanding Outdoor Education Program (K-8) After School Athletics Program (4-8) Integrated learning activities Development of each student's individual talents Safe, closed campus where everyone is known and respected A warm, inclusive, family-oriented environment Commitment to diversity Opportunities for parent education and participation Before and After School care Extensive use of local resources for field trips and assemblies Technology lab with multimedia computers and Internet access School counselor and Self-Science Program to develop emotional intelligence Commitment to community service at every grade
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School Reviews

5  5/21/2012
Keys can be challenging at times but it is a wonderful school filled with amazing teachers and students. They have a great support system for each student especially the ones with disabilities and provide a nurturing, hands on educational program. It is truly spectacular.
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