Keys School

2890 Middlefield Rd,
Palo Alto, CA, 94306-0943
Tel: (650)328-1711
Grades: K - 8 | 289 students
Mission: Keys School is an independent, K-8 school that offers a broad, hands-on curriculum.
Keys fosters high academic achievement and emphasizes balanced growth—intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Within a diverse and supportive community, Keys is committed to maintaining a caring and creative environment that encourages children to love learning, to take intellectual risks, and to treat others with respect and empathy.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 289 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 42%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Keys School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,950
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, 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bear Hollow School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bear Hollow School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is International School Of The Peninsula (1.4 miles away)
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  • Palo Alto Bear Hollow School
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    Challenger School - Middlefield
    (Nonsectarians)
    3880 Middlefield Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (650)213-8245
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 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. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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