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House Games Have Begun!

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,…

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8th-grade Backpacking at Point Reyes

(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. 

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Team Building With Ice?

(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.

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Back to School!

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.

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

(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!  

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Carnival Fun at Middle 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.   

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Lockers Are Back at Middle School

(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.   

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Outdoor Education Trips at Middle School Were a Success!

(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.  

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The 1st-Grade Pizza Restaurant is Open

(Photos below) First graders are running a pizza restaurant over two weeks as a culmination of their Social Studies food unit. They explored where food comes from, how people get and choose their food, all of the people who work to produce food, and how food plays a role in a community—community is a larger…

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Why is 5th-Grade Working With Crackers?

(More photos below) Fifth-grade Math students use Cheez-Its crackers to form an area and noodles for the perimeter. They worked to understand how to use square units for the area and spaghetti units for the perimeter. The yellow cut-outs are a Pi Day activity where the kids had to use the tangrams to make the…

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