Keys School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students324 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Keys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,000
Tuition NotesWe offer 3 payment plans. Tuition Assistance available.

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: K-8 | 175 students
    4 miles
    50 Terminal Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650) 327-5052
    4 K-8
    175
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: NS-8 | 250 students
    3.2 miles
    920 Peninsula Way
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650) 325-1584
    3.2 NS-8
    250
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: NS-5 | 302 students
    4.3 miles
    2245 Avy Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650) 854-4545
    4.3 NS-5
    302
  • Palo Alto
    Bowman School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 236 students
    1.9 miles
    4000 Terman Drive
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 813-9131
    1.9 NS-8
    236
  • Palo Alto
    Hope Technology School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 108 students
    1.1 miles
    2525 E Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (650) 565-8391
    1.1 PK-12
    108

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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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