1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $48,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,500
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Kiski School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 301 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
The Kiski School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1888
1906
Campus Size
350 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
192 students
310 students
% Students of Color
40%
26%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Jacket, tie
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
21
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$10 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500
$61,215
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,500
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
72%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
65%
58%
Director of Admissions
Bramble Buran
Associate Director of Admissions
Doug Caputo

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
21
17
Courses
AP 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
16
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Astronomy Club, Book, campus tour guides, Chess Club, Clay Breakers Sporting Clays shooting club, Cougar Cup, Cougar Online, Creative Writing Club, Culture Club, Hiking & Camping, New England Math League, Ping-Pong, Senior Prefects, Thespian Troupe, Writing Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2013
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
United States Naval Academy
14
Penn State at State College
6
Carnegie Mellon University
5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4
Davidson College
2
Denison University
2
Dickinson College
2
Colgate University
1
Johns Hopkins
1
Kenyon College
1

School Notes

  • Academic offerings include 21 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.
  • The Kiski 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Kiski School cost?

The Kiski School's tuition is approximately $48,500 for boarding students and $38,500 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Kiski School?

The acceptance rate of The Kiski School is 65%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from The Kiski School?

The Kiski School famous alumni include: Jack Hanna, David Conrad, Bob Matthias, Carroll "Beano" Cook, Marshall Goldberg, Daryll Clark and Curtis Ennis.

What sports does The Kiski School offer?

The Kiski School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.

What is The Kiski School's ranking?

The Kiski School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of students on financial aid.

When is the application deadline for The Kiski School?

The application deadline for The Kiski School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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School Calendar

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Date
Spring Break
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last day of School
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $48,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,500
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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