KIPP DC KEY Academy
"At KEY Academy, students thrive in motivating and rigorous learning environments, where they take pride in their academic success. We firmly believe that schools are responsible for developing students academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for a future filled with choice and opportunity."
John Barnhardt, Principal, KIPP DC KEY Academy
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KEY Academy fosters rigorous and supportive learning environments that prepare students for academic success in high school, college, careers, and beyond.
Students are engaged in a diverse curriculum of not only English, math, social studies, and science classes, but also orchestra, dance, and physical education.
Teachers at KEY Academy are committed to supporting the social-emotional development of their middle school students by developing close relationships with their students and families—ensuring a smooth transition into adolescence.
KEY Academy offers their middle school students a number of activities to grow as citizens and scholars, including: Girls on the Run, Coding Club, Basketball (boys & girls), DC Scores, and more.
Awards & Recognition
2007: U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School
2013: KEY Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.
2014: KEY Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.
2016: KEY Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.
2017: KEY Academy is named EmpowerK12‘s ‘Bold Performance’ Honorable Mention