户外教育

Key's commitment to providing a supportive environment for 从实践经验中学习 extends far beyond the classroom. Opportunities for outdoor education are integral to the Key experience from First School through grade twelve.


The principles underlying Key's outdoor education program emphasize the development of community, 领导力和团队合作的重要性, 信心和同情心的发现, 尊重自己和他人的价值, 环境管理的需要, and the relevance of the natural world to learning in the classroom and beyond.


 

All students, 从中学开始, participate in overnight trips that range from two to six days and include camping, hiking, 山地自行车, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, 攀岩, 白水漂流, 和环境探索. 


While the focus of exploration is on the Chesapeake Bay and Shenandoah National Park locales, 旅行团也会前往宾夕法尼亚, Delaware, West Virginia, 以及马里兰州和弗吉尼亚州的其他地方.