At Keystone, students learn to ask questions, pursue knowledge, and love learning. Teachers at all grade levels utilize a teaching style that seeks to satisfy the natural curiosity and love of learning that our students possess. 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.
For us, 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 and we develop it as they move through the Lower School.
Middle School students continue their academic and personal journeys and often tackle traditional high school work.
In our Upper School, we encourage students to maintain that child-like curiosity, teaching them how to frame questions, find answers, and think broadly. Upper School students balance a demanding course load that includes several AP classes, and many students advance to college with more than a semester’s work behind them.
The combination of strong students, superior teachers, a supportive and challenging environment and a tradition and expectation of excellence provide a place where students can do their best work — and be pushed to do even better.