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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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Keys School Alumni Zoom Event

(Photos below) Our evening with Keys alumni on Zoom provided an excellent opportunity to hear their reflections on successfully transitioning to high school and beyond. We talked about experiences at Keys that make an impact on their lives now and the exciting paths they’ve taken since their time here.  “I learned how to advocate for…

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Scarf Ceremony for 8th-grade

(More photos below) Keys has a cherished and long-time tradition, started by our beloved Dot T. many years ago, of gifting all 8th graders a warm and cozy scarf lovingly handcrafted by Keys faculty, staff, and friends. This tradition continued this year as our Middle School community gathered on a chilly morning to honor our…

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Happy 100th Day of School!

Happy 100th Day of School! (More photos below) Our Kindergartners and First Graders celebrated this milestone during math today through a menu of multimodal experiences—all based on ten groups of ten and counting to 100! Here they are doing 100s Aerobics (with a different dance/aerobics move for every group of ten), making 100th Day necklaces,…

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8th-Grade Delivers “I Have a Dream Speech” for MLK Day

Our 8th-grade class delivered Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” together to the middle school on Friday morning, as is our tradition. To help our fifth and sixth-grade students understand some of the nuances of the speech, we spent our D Day time this week doing a close reading of a passage from the…

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