All-Boys Education

It’s a life-changing experience.
Years of educational and psychological research have proven that boys share some important characteristics. The Kiski School nurtures these vigorous qualities of curiosity, creativity, and confidence – which are too often stifled when forced to compete with the self-doubt that social pressures tend to create.

At the same time, we never assume that all boys are the same. In fact, we celebrate the uniqueness of our students. Our curriculum offers choices to satisfy a variety of interests, and our faculty members provide dynamic, engaging classrooms and personalize one-on-one tutoring in the evenings to accommodate different learning styles.

While our focus is on the liberal arts and sciences – the same curriculum found at the nation's best universities, our boy-centric approach creates an ideal environment for boys to excel. Small classes, hands-on projects, sports, dorm living and community activities all offer opportunities for students to learn and develop skills that are essential to succeed in college, work and life.

It's no wonder that every year exceptional colleges invite Kiski boys to join their ranks, and alumni report feeling better prepared due to their Kiski years.

Featured Articles

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  • How to Make School Better for Boys

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  • Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

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  • The Global Gender Gap in Education

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  • "Solving the Boy Crisis" article written by Headmaster Chris Brueningsen and Dean of Students, Adam Schapiro, Published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Boys are falling behind even though we know how to teach them, worry Chris Brueningsen, Headmaster and Adam Schapiro, Dean of Students at The Kiski School. Evidence that boys are lagging behind girls in nearly every measure of scholastic performance has amplified discussions around gender-based learning, fueled by at least a dozen books offering solutions to the "boy crisis" in education.
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  • The case for single-sex schools

    “When you talk to the parents of children in these single-sex [public] schools, they feel certain that this is a right decision for their children.”
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  • Boys who will be gentlemen

    One of the great educational theories of the past 30 years is being turned on its head. It seems boys perform better academically, and become more sensitive men, if they attend all-male schools.
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  • The Case for Single-Sex Boys’ Education

    "Not so much the absence of girls as the unique benefits of an education among boys"
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  • The Private Sector: Single-sex schooling provides well-documented advantages for achievement and beyond.

    Single-sex schools also help to free students from crippling gender stereotypes that constrain choice. Boys and girls are more likely to choose activities based on their intrinsic appeal rather than their conformity to a narrow notion of appropriate masculine or feminine roles.
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  • In Defense of Single-Sex Schools

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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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