During our middle school Opening assemblies, teachers and administrators share how their upbringing shaped them in what we call Under The Oak presentations. Students listening in the audience can look for specific parts of the stories that resonate with them: the roots, the trunk, or the branches spreading into their current lives. Coming up soon,…
Our 6th-grade Math students moved outside to consolidate their findings from a fractions activity they did in class the day before using chocolate. Here’s the math problem: There’s a room in your school that has three tables in it with plenty of space for chairs to go around. Table 1 has one block of chocolate…
With names like the Rainbow Hamster Wheel and Bean Bag Flopopalooza, it’s fair to say our house games are colorful and loads of fun. Each student is placed in a team called a “house” when they enter Keys School. House names are based on an element of nature, like the House of Ice or Fire,…
(More photos below) The 8th-grade backpacking trip to Point Reyes tested our student’s strength and endurance and built team working skills. Appreciating the beauty of Northern California helped bring them closer together as a group.
(More photos below) Faculty and staff worked on their inquiry and communication skills in combined K-8 teams. Experimenting with blocks of ice proved not only to be exciting but also a fantastic way to build new connections with each other.
We’re back and completing a fantastic first week at our lower and middle school campuses. Our students and families are energized and excited to be together again.
(Photos below) Congratulations to Keys School’s class of 2022! We’re proud of your curiosity, creativity, hard work, and generosity. Graduating 8th graders enjoyed a speech presented to them by a faculty member and heard a beautiful song by Head of School Heather Rogers. Good luck in high school!
(More photos below) The inaugural 5th/6th grade Carnival was a huge success! A joyful combination of fun, play, challenge, and community building for our middle school students.
(More photos below) Lockers are back in use at the middle school! Our 7th-grade students tied pipe cleaners to them with colors corresponding to their house teams. Notes of encouragement are placed through them to lift each other up as they finish the school year.
(More photos below) From mountain peaks to dark caves, Outdoor Education trips were full of adventure for our middle school students in national parks in the bay area and southern California. Students camped and hiked for two to three nights with the help of parent volunteers and Naturalists at Large.