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Key School

School rating 4.7 / 5 by

534 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis MD 21403 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
PK to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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The school is brilliant because it resembles college education. There is a certain element of freedom with choosing classes but obviously there are mandatory classes that have to be taken. The school emphasizes a lot on writing. There are laboratories designed specifically to assist students in certain subjects like math or writing. While there is a lecture based component to almost every class, it is mainly for conveying information. The desired form of teaching involves many discussions with peers. Class participation is a large part of your grade in many classes. Graduating students leave with advanced writing skills, a general knowledge of math, one foreign language, history, and numerous different sciences. Not only do they leave with those skills but they also leave with determination, respect, and survival skills. Since attending Pepperdine, I have been even more determined to excel and I have never felt more equipped to do so. Key taught me to utilize time-management skills and delayed gratification. By practicing those two skills, I have successfully completed 3 years of college, with good grades.

College Counseling

We have one of the best college counseling programs in the country. Sophomore year,....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school definitely favors a student who is very concerned with his or her academics.....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

While it is not the best, the school certainly tries hard to recognize diversity and introduce different backgrounds and cultures. The school is in Annapolis, which is a nicer part of Maryland. That being said, there are students from many different backgrounds. There are many different religions, socio-economic statuses, sexual orientations, political opinions, etc represented in the student body. Students are very willing to contribute to the community in areas they are passionate about. There are numerous clubs and activities on campus to get involved with. Academic integrity is HUGE at Key School. ....

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