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Student Experience Series #1

This is the first blog in a series that highlights the day-to-day experiences of our students. We hope to give you some insight into the life and the lessons our students experience each day at Keystone. To this end, we are creating short videos as “…

Posted by steven on Tuesday December 13, 2016
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Learning the Keystone way—the Transition from Local Schools

In each of our first 3 years as a school we have had about 300 new students join our school. Approximately half of these students come to Keystone from Chinese public schools and experience a big adjustment from their public school environments. One of most obvious changes students have to make is …

Posted by steven on Sunday September 11, 2016
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Myth vs. Reality in Keystone Admission

One of my son’s favorite television shows is called “Myth Busters”. In the show two special effects experts use the scientific method to test whether various myths, online rumors, or extraordinary movie scenes are actually true or possible. The show is not only great entertainment; it’s also an …

Posted by steven on Friday October 16, 2015 at 12:00PM
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Post#5 A great way to spend a Friday night

Two weekends ago, George Baxter, our design technology teacher offered boarding students the opportunity to “get medieval.” Mr. Baxter opened up the Makers’ Space Workshop for 3 hours on Friday night and gave students the tools and materials they needed to design and build their very own trebuchets.…

Posted by steven on Monday June 15, 2015 at 12:00PM
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Post # 4 Reading for life… a few great stories

In the United States, March 3rd was a national day in celebration of reading. “Read Across America Day” honors the legacy of Dr. Seuss, an author and illustrator of more than 44 books for children. It would be difficult to find a list of favorite children’s books anywhere in the …

Posted by steven on Friday May 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
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Post # 3 Keystone School Dress–simple, elegant and “kid cool”!

When we set out to come up with a school dress code for Keystone Academy, we took our standard approach to the process: we came up with a deliberate set of goals for what we wanted, and we set a high standard for ourselves in regards to quality. Whether curriculum or clothing, the attention to …

Posted by steven on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 12:00PM
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Post #2: How admission decisions get made?

Our parent question for this week is “Why are there so many steps to the application and how does Keystone Academy select its students?”

Keystone’s application process has several different elements and each element gives us some insight into the student, their family, and the potential fit with …

Posted by steven on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 01:00PM
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Post #1: Who are Keystone's investors?

During our weekly Parent Information Sessions, we have had several questions come up over and over again. I thought it might be useful to address some of the most frequent questions in a weekly blog, as I am sure many families are wondering about the same issues. The question for this week is… Who …

Posted by steven on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 01:00PM
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Dean of Admission

Rachael Beare

Rachael Beare comes to Keystone Academy from The Hotchkiss School, one of the top boarding schools in New England, where she was the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid from 2008-2012.

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