The Kiski School

1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Tel: 724-639-8035
  • One of America`s oldest boys` boarding schools, Kiski enrolls young gentlemen from 13 countries and 19 states who wish to prepare for the rigors of the nation`s best colleges and universities.
  • Kiski`s 350-acre campus overlooks the small town of Saltsburg, PA, only 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Kiski`s dynamic faculty employs technology every day, and each student uses a school-issued laptop to use for homework and in-class activities.
  • The best practices for teaching boys are used, from project-based learning to competition based initiatives, allowing for students to discover their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Through the utilization of all hours of the day, boys can truly thrive as they explore history, arts, athletics, academics, and most importantly themselves on their way to becoming a well-rounded person.
  • About 200 students and roughly 40 faculty and administrators reside on the beautifully wooded campus.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Kiski SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18881910
Campus Size350 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment200 students300 students
% Students of Color
35%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1520 - 1820-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket, tie)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$10 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,900$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,100$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsWilliam W. Ellis Jr.
Matthew Kokoszka, Tripp Price

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1216
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP English, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1214
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3023
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Cougar Cup, Cougar Online, Creative Writing Club, Culture Club, Cum Laude, Engineering Club, Games Club, Glee Club, Green Police, Instrumental, Jewelry and Metalsmithing Club, K Club (Campus Tours), Kiski Players (Drama Club), Kiski Service Organization, Kiski Yearbook, Math Team, National Forensic League, Photography Club, Radio Broadcasting, Reading Team, Robotics Club, Spanish Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201310 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
United States Naval Academy14
Penn State at State College6
Carnegie Mellon University5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill4
Davidson College2
Denison University2
Dickinson College2
Colgate University1
Johns Hopkins1
Kenyon College1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • • Academic offerings include 12 Advanced courses and honors sections are available throughout the curriculum. Teachers are available each evening for academic extra help sessions. A learning support center is housed on campus that offers students study strategies, writing tips, and more from our Learning Support Specialist.
  • • Social events include several dances and cultural exchanges. Trips to movies, malls, restaurants, sporting events, various outdoor activities, and historical trips are just a few of the events that take place throughout the school year.
  • • Parents have home telephone numbers and email addresses of all Kiski faculty and administrators. Parents and families are welcomed at numerous events throughout the school year.
  • • Tours and admission interviews are available by appointment throughout the year. Call 724-639-8035 or email admissions@kiski.org to make arrangements.
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jack Hanna - Zoologist
    • David Conrad - Actor
    • Bob Matthias - Olympic Gold Medalist
    • Carroll "Beano" Cook - ESPN Football Commentator and historian
    • Marshall Goldberg - Director
    • Daryll Clark - Former Penn State Quarterback who signed as a 2010 Free-Agent with the Washington Redskins
    • Curtis Ennis - Former NFL running back
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