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The Kiski School

The Kiski School is an all-male private boarding school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

The Kiski School says

"One of Americas oldest boys boarding schools, Kiski enrolls young gentlemen from all over the world who wish to prepare for the rigors of the nations best universities. Kiskis 360-acre campus overlooks the small town of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, only 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Kiskis dynamic faculty employ technology every day, and students use laptop computers in homework preparation and during classes. About 200 boys, and 40 faculty and administrators live on the beautifully wooded campus..." One of Americas oldest boys boarding schools, Kiski enrolls young gentlemen from all over the world who wish to prepare for the rigors of the nations best universities. Kiskis 360-acre campus overlooks the small town of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, only 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Kiskis dynamic faculty employ technology every day, and students use laptop computers in homework preparation and during classes. About 200 boys, and 40 faculty and administrators live on the beautifully wooded campus.Academic offerings include 16 advanced placement courses, and honors sections are available throughout the curriculum. Teachers are available each evening in their classrooms, in the dormitories, and in their residences, for academic help and homework questions.Social events include several dances and cultural exchanges, as well as a number of public service and volunteer projects with young ladies from area girls schools. Facilities include eight dormitories, two swimming pools, a golf course, a summer camp, a fishing pond, running and biking trails, assorted athletic fields, three gymnasiums, a radio station, and numerous faculty homes and apartments. The Turley Dining Hall contains a bookstore, a student laundry, a barbershop, and student mailboxes. The McAtee Health Center is available for students and faculty at all times; a registered nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. The Pidgeon Library won recognition in 2001 as Pennsylvanias best school library.Campus drivers take students to doctor and dentist appointments, and take students to and from Pittsburgh International Airport, which is about 90 minutes from campus.Parents have home telephone numbers and email addresses of all Kiski faculty and administrators, and are welcomed to the campus at numerous events during the school year.Kiskis endowment and capital campaigns are supported by about 4,000 alumni, past and present parents, and friends of the school.Tours and admissions interviews are available by appointment throughout the year.

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Finance

Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $36,300 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (724) 639-8467
Email
  denise.klavon@kiski.org

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT

Academics

Academics

Test Scores

1584 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 199
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 46
10 54
11 53
12 46

The Kiski School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Kiski School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Average Class Size 10
Gender 100% Male
Dress Code Formal
Percent Boarding 95%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 61%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 26%

Extracurriculars

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Photography Club
  • Political Awareness Committee
  • Spanish Club
  • Woodworking

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other special emphasis assocations

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