Admission Process

Keys School partners with Ravenna for our online applications and event registration. 


Important Admission Dates:

  • January 15, 2021 – Preliminary Application Due
  • January 15, 2021 – Supplemental Materials Due
  • January 22, 2021 – Recommendation Forms & Transcript Due
  • March 18, 2021 – Decisions Published (after 12pm) on Ravenna

Open Houses and Tours

We are excited to commence our next admission season in late August of 2020, more information about exploring our school through tours and open houses will be available soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions you are always welcome to email the Admission Department at

Admission Process Checklist

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Applying to Kindergarten

Ready or not, here I come! Your preschooler is ready to embark upon their next adventure, bravely stepping out into the world in their little shoes. We know that these beginning steps are the first ones of a long journey, and we look forward to partnering with you in nurturing, inspiring, and guiding your child. We are here for you and eager to make this important time in your child’s life one that is filled with wonder, kindness, and the joy of learning.

Applying to First to Fourth Grade

Pencils, journals, glue sticks, and ipads. Your child is immersed in the elementary school culture, ever more curious about the world in which we live. Our first through fourth grade classrooms are filled with the sound of students working together as they collaborate on projects from power points to dances, from large-scale murals to science experiments. Elementary aged students are beginning to create their own framework and understanding of the world, and Keys School welcomes them to question, hypothesize, test, and reflect. Together, teachers and students reach deeper meaning and gain greater self-knowledge. We invite you to continue your journey here at Keys where you will be encouraged to reach new heights and make lifelong friends.

Applying to Fifth to Eighth Grade

Self-discovery. Growing independence. Questioning assumptions. Abstract thinking. The Middle School years are an exciting period of growth and development. Our stellar faculty is ready to build upon an existing knowledge base, helping students to explore their world with depth and purpose. We work closely with our students as they discover who they are and how they would like to contribute to their community. At Keys, we are ready to support their passions, helping them to launch into their futures with a deep sense of meaning and an openness to the ever-changing landscape of the world around them. We understand how vital it is that your children never lose their sense of wonder, that they practice kindness, and that the joy of learning continues to lead them through all of their endeavors and pursuits.

"I was really looking at the Keys Middle Schoolers, and thinking, 'that's what I want my kids to grow into'." Lee Dorsey, Current Parent and Alum Parent