10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Kiski

Aside from the obvious, there are several things about Kiski you may not know. Here are some quick facts and figures to get you more acquainted with us:

  1. The Origins of “Kiski
The Kiski School’s name is derived from the Kiskiminetas River. Our campus sits on a bluff above two streams that meet forming the Kiskiminetas River. Kiskiminetas means enlightenment to the Native Americans who used to gather and fish at these streams.

  1. Our Amazing Location
Located on 350 acres of forested land, our campus has ample room for young men to explore the outdoors, stay physically active, and in-touch with nature. We’re also less than an hour away from Pittsburgh, which is full of history, educational events, and is giving Silicon Valley a run for its money as the latest tech city and innovation space.

  1. State-of-the-Art Technology
At Kiski, we know how important it is for future generations to be able to use and understand the latest technology as they pursue their careers. We’ve partnered with Inventionland to create a state-of-the-art makerspace at Kiski where our students can learn to work with their hands and find real-life applications for theories they learn in class.

  1. 21 Advanced Classes
Kiski students can choose among 21 different honors and advanced placement classes as they pursue opportunities in high education. Combined with our college counseling program, 100% of Kiski students pursue a four-year college with 90% of our graduates receiving acceptances to schools ranked among the top 100 in the nation.

  1. Diversity and Culture
Over the years, Kiski has developed a diverse student population representing 15 countries. You can learn more about how Kiski fosters diversity and encourages acceptance with our feature on the Culture Pot club.

  1. Over 30 Activities and Clubs
New students are sure to find extracurricular activities to join at Kiski. With over 30 student organizationsand clubs to occupy their free time, Kiski boys don’t have time to feel homesick. They are also sure to make life-long friends with similar interests as they become automatic members of the Kiski Brotherhood.

  1. We Offer 12 Varsity Sports
All of the students at Kiski are required to participate in athletics. Whether it’s golf, soccer, lacrosse, or football, our students are required to stay active. We also have state-of-the-art athletic facilities, equipment, and training programs so our athletes can stay healthy and safe while dominating on the field.

        8. $5.2 Million in Financial Aid
Yes, you read that right. Between fundraising and donations, we’re able to provide around $5 million in financial aid to students in need every year.

  1. Volunteering and Leadership Programs
Kiski students logged over 3,500 hours of community service last year. Our volunteer programs help students build character and develop leadership skills while also teaching the importance of giving back.  

  1. The Best Education a Young Man Can Receive
The Kiski School consistently produces academics, athletes, and leaders. Our mission is to go beyond a basic high school education and teach young boys how to become successful men.

You can learn more about the Kiski School when you schedule a visit! 
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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