Key School

534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403-0214
     Tel: (410)263-9231
        
   
Grades: NS - 12 | 698 students
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The Key School is a progressive,independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school located five miles from downtown Annapolis on the South River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
Founded in 1958 by tutors at St. John’s College, the School seeks to develop in its students an interest in learning and a sustaining degree of intellectual curiosity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 698 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 34%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Key School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 16 students
Advanced Courses Advanced Biology,Advanced Biology, Advanced Calculus (AB and BC), Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Latin (Vergil), Advanced Spanish Literature, American History, English Literature and Composition, French, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Key does not subscribe to a formal dress code. Students are expected to make decisions that are consistent with the School values of respect, civility and responsibility and achieve a balance between individual choices and the needs of the community.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $12,900 to 16,835 - Key-Wee through Pre-Kindergarten $17,000 Kindergarten $23,050 grades 1-4 $24,990 grades 5-8 $26,300 grades 9-12 $26,300
Admissions Director Tom Rossini

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerTennis,
Track and Field

School Notes:

Key School's greatest strengths are its students, its faculty, and its program. Key students are curious, lively, articulate, and self-confident. Key teachers are noted for their experience, their intellectual vitality, and their concern for students. The program includes courses, materials, and experiences intended to instruct, stimulate, challenge, and engender a delight in learning while developing a sustaining degree of intellectual curiosity. The School emphasizes the learning process, promotes individuality, and encourages the expression of ideas and points of view in both academic and non-academic areas. The general tone of the campus is egalitarian, informal, academically focused, creative and caring. The Key School is founded upon the conviction that children are innately curious about themselves and the world; they want to learn, they want to discover, and they want to create. The School's role is to nourish and guide this natural exuberance, energy, and delight in the search for meaning, so that each student may develop into an informed, thoughtful and constructive member of society, with a lifelong commitment to learning.

Profile last updated: 07/09/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Marys High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anne's School Of Annapolis (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anne's School Of Annapolis (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
The Key School provides an excellent education for my children. The Middle School has teachers who care and promote self-advocacy for the students. The school is a "community", where students feel safe, can express themselves, and become independent thinkers. I would highly recommend the school if you are looking for a place where your children will grow academically, culturally, and morally.
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