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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 324 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18

Top Rankings

Keys School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
324 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Keys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer 3 payment plans. Tuition Assistance available.

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Math Club, Science Adventures

Club or Organization:
Choir, Dance, Debate, First Lego League Sports, H.E.L.P (community service club), Jam Session (music), Open Studio (Art), Spanish, Student Council

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

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 324 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18

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