Open House for Prospective Families

Sunday, February 11 1:00 to 3:00 pm
1 Jacoby Place
Rockford, Illinois

Current families and students, teachers, administrators, and board members will welcome potential students to learn about the opportunities and differentiators of a Keith education.

Participants can tour the 15-acre campus to appreciate the beauty and safety of the school, as well as the journey through the lower, middle and upper schools showcasing the small classrooms, which help promote lively discussions and more individualized attention to each student. Additionally, attendees can see firsthand the many specific focused areas of Keith, including the arts and science labs, performing arts areas, and indoor and outdoor physical fitness areas, among many other attributes to the school.

Attendees of the Open House will gain insight on the following:

Meet the Faculty. Families can hear directly from teachers at every level of the school on the philosophy, perspective and approach to preparing students for a life of meaning and purpose.

Meet the Students and Alumni. Potential families can meet directly with current students and alumni and their families to gain an understanding of Keith’s family atmosphere and how Keith students netted $4.5 million in merit-based college scholarships for the 27 graduating members of the class of 2017.

Value. Attendees can learn about the affordability of a Keith School education and learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities available to them.

Scholarships. Participants can learn about the school’s assessment process for merit-based Keith scholarships.

National Ranking. Guests can learn why Keith School is the only nationally ranked, independent college-prep school in the region (#7 in Illinois).

To register for the Open House, email or contact Lindsey Duerr at or 815-399-8823. Registration is not required.

Race for Education 2017

Race for Ed
Thank you to all who participated in our Race for Education on September 27, 2017! We exceeded our goal and raised $20,155 to support the fine arts department, technology program and curriculum enhancements for the school. If you still want to make a donation to support a specific faculty member, club or department, you can do that by clicking here.



2017 Car Show Huge Success!

The 2017 Classics and Chrome Car Show returned this spring after a two-year hiatus.

It is estimated that this spring’s show attracted approximately 8,000 spectators to the Machesney Mall location.  The Car Show Committee wishes to thank our generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, and friends who helped make this year’s show a great success.

Class Winners for this year’s show were as follows:

  • Pre-war – Dwain Plymale, 1929 Ford Model A, Rockford, IL
  • Post-War – Don Wiese, 1966 Rambler American Convertible, Rockford, IL
  • Muscle Car – Jim Becker, 1970 Chevrolet Nova, Rochelle, IL
  • Sports Car – David Huntting, 1947 MG TC, Rockford, IL
  • Hot Rod & Custom Cars – Robert Bertolasi, 1950 Ford Custom, Rockford, IL
  • Exotic & Race Cars – Ron Johnson, 1948? Ford V8 Powered Dirt Track Big Car, South Beloit, IL
  • Motorcycle – Scott Stevens, 2007 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, Byron, IL
  • Special Interest Cars – Hylan Gray, 1960 Metropolitan Convertible, Roscoe, IL

One of the show’s featured events has been the annual raffle prize.  This spring’s raffle winners were:

  • Roger Fisher – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Fred Zwiger – Rockford

Classics and Chrome is the largest indoor car show in Northern Illinois. It features more than 120 unique vehicles that span over 100 years including pre – and post-war classics, sports cars, muscle cars, hot-rod and custom cars, exotic and race cars, specialty cars and motorcycles. Due to its growing reputation as a premiere car show, the event has attracted many high profile exhibitors and cars.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 show, go to our Classics and Chrome website at