The Keystone Mission
Keystone's mission is to offer an accelerated PK3 – 12 curriculum that provides motivated students with a nationally recognized, well-rounded educational experience in a supportive, inclusive environment that encourages academic excellence, ethical growth, community involvement, and responsible leadership.
What is an accelerated curriculum?
At Keystone, the concept of an accelerated curriculum goes beyond the idea of utilizing higher-level textbooks. Beginning in kindergarten, we seek students who demonstrate a natural inquisitiveness; in our Upper School, we encourage students to maintain that child-like curiosity, teaching them how to frame questions, find answers, and think broadly. Teachers at all grade levels utilize a teaching style that seeks to satisfy the natural curiosity and love of learning that our students possess. As a result, the quality of work that our students produce is exceptional. In our Upper School, students are prepared for challenging courses, which are all honors or AP-level, and many students advance to college with more than a semester’s work behind them.
Love of learning
Keystone School has been a haven for bright, motivated students since 1948. A Keystone student is taught to ask questions, to pursue knowledge, and to love learning. We believe that when given the opportunity, encouragement, and means to think more deeply and comprehensively, young people will respond with the enthusiasm and energy to go beyond the demands of a standard curriculum. Within the context of a balanced and supportive environment, our challenging and thoughtful college-preparatory program, enriched with many opportunities for physical, social, creative, and ethical growth, challenges students to develop diligence, inquisitiveness, independence, self-discipline, and responsibility.
Keystone is a nationally recognized, multi-cultural, college-preparatory school where academic excellence and student individuality are honored. Our small, accelerated classes and co-curricular activities prepare our students to succeed academically and socially at the nation’s best colleges and universities.
Keystone School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies.