The Kiski School

1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
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The Kiski School Photo #1 - Kiski's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) class.
  • 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
 | 2019 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 Founded18881907
Campus Size350 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment185 students320 students
% Students of Color
35%
24%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket, tie)
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
69%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$10 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,500$57,898
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
72%
38%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAdam Schapiro
Tyler Hawkins
Associate Director of AdmissionsFrank Bowers

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2118
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 Offered1216
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art Club, Astronomy Club, Book, Caving, Chess Club, Cougar Cup, Cougar Online, Creative Outlet (Middle School), Creative Outlet (Senior School), Creative Writing Club, Culture Club, Fine Arts Society, Gay Straight Allicance (GSA), Global Affairs Club, Hiking & Camping, Host Society (Tour Guides), Ice Climbing, National Spanish Honor Society, New England Math League, OBA Law Club, Ping-Pong, Red Key, campus tour guides, Senior Prefects, The Pontefract, The Quill Pen (yearbook), The Springs Club, Thespian Troupe, UCC Model United Nations, Writing Club, Young Greens

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 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

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