Headmaster's Welcome

For high school boys, The Kiski School is a life-changing experience. I know because I’m a former teacher and now the School’s Headmaster. Since 1990, I’ve witnessed the remarkable effects that this exceptional place has on boys. Through our encouraging environment, boy-centric teaching and attentive staff, students slowly and surely transform into confident, responsible, caring young men. In doing so, they develop bonds that last a lifetime. It’s always rewarding to see.
Kiski’s 130-year heritage has been marked by constantly improving on our ability to ensure every boy thrives. Today, we offer a traditional college preparatory curriculum, enhanced by diverse offerings in the arts and a robust STEAM program. Small classes allow our teachers, almost all of whom live on campus, to model the habits we expect our students to learn and practice: honesty, civility, tenacity and open-mindedness. Our teachers are experts in the education of boys. They understand their unique learning needs, they know how to reach and teach young men, and, most importantly, they love what they do. Moreover, our faculty is committed to helping our students develop what many have termed 21st-century skills - the proficiencies they will need to survive and thrive in college and beyond.

If you’re a prospective family, please take a moment to explore our site and learn why Kiski may be the best choice for your son. I hope then you will be persuaded to plan a visit to our campus. We are enthusiastic about recent investments in our facilities and outreach. More important, we are proud of our outcomes—students who are succeeding in every way through life-changing classes, opportunities, teachers and friendships.
All good wishes,

Christopher A. Brueningsen 
"The decision to return to Kiski was one of the easiest ones I’ve ever made. That’s true because this is a great school but, maybe more importantly, because we’re a school who knows that we exist to educate boys.”
— Headmaster Chris Brueningsen
1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681   |   (877) 547-5448
Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

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