Stories

Staying Motivated and Avoiding Burnout as the School Year Winds Down

As we enter the final stretch of the school year here at Keys School Manila, it’s natural for motivation and energy levels to start waning. With final projects, papers, and Student-Led Conference presentations looming, the pressure can really start to build. However, it’s crucial to avoid burning out before making it across that finish line. …

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Lighting the Fire: A Review of Raising Lifelong Learners

As we celebrate Literacy Month and the transformative power of reading, one book that deserves a spotlight is educator Lucy Calkins’ insightful work “Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parents’ Guide”, published in 1997 but still highly relevant today. For families at progressive schools like Keys School Manila that prioritize nurturing children’s natural love of learning, Calkins’ …

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The Beauty of Math: A Peek Inside a Math Classroom at Keys School Manila

By Lily Racoma “Math gives us hope that every problem has a solution.” Mathematics is one of the most important subjects in schools, because it exercises people’s minds and it can help us think logically and critically. At Keys School Manila, we follow the Singapore Math method, utilizing the CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) approach. Keys students get …

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The Magic Formula for Tackling Your Semester Goals

By Sydney Crudo, Grade 6 Student Have you dusted off your list of New Year’s resolutions lately? For many students like us, those ambitious goals scribbled on January 1st are a distant memory by now. But it’s never too late for a fresh start! In the wake of our recent Three-Way Conferences, it’s the perfect …

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Parents as partners in education

Forging the Path Ahead: Parents as Essential Partners

Keys School Manila believes that parents play an integral role in their child’s education. Parents know their child’s needs, interests, strengths, and areas for growth better than anyone else. Keys holds the truth that parent involvement will enrich every learner’s experience and also our growing school community; indeed, parents are essential partners in guiding students …

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Students’ Journey of Discovery and Growth at Keys

At Keys, we believe that education is more than just academics—it is about fostering curiosity, developing character, and nurturing each child’s unique interests and talents. We recognize that every student learns differently and aim to provide an environment where they can unlock their full potential. Our student-centered approach focuses on hands-on, experiential learning that sparks …

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A child writing what her 2024 commitments are.

Embracing the New Year through Goal Setting

Setting goals for the New Year has always been a goal for many people, particularly students who have taken their sweet time to use the Christmas holiday to view the projects they have done in retrospect. This tradition brings optimism to the hearts of students who desire to start with a clean slate as they …

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What’s it like to be a Keys Parent Ambassador?

What’s it like to be a Keys Parent Ambassador? Keys School Manila believes that in a progressive philosophy of education, parents are integral partners in developing well-rounded graduates. To make a close and successful school-parent relationship, Keys taps selected parents to be ambassadors for each grade level. These parents are what our school calls Keys …

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What Middle Schoolers Say about Healthy Talks with Parents

Being in the sixth to eighth grades can be one of the equally crucial stages in human development. “Tweens”, as they are  popularly called, capture the nuance of being “in between” of many pre-teen transitions, or more often, tensions. It is during this phase that they get a glimpse of  what it means to be …

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Books as keys to live life to the fullest!

Isn’t it strange that in a school, there is a room that holds thousands of keys that open doors to bygone eras and tales from near and far? Those keys unlatch gateways to magical creatures, historical figures, and ordinary people just waiting on the other side, biding their time to be known and experienced. Well, …

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