Welcome

I’m very pleased to welcome you to Kiski’s website. As a former Kiski teacher and now as our School’s Headmaster, I’m very proud of the relationship I’ve had with this exceptional community since 1990.

Kiski has a long history and a rich heritage dating back to 1888. The educational philosophy of Kiski’s founder, Dr. Andrew Wilson, was greatly influenced by the preceptorial system he experienced as a Princeton University student. Today, this teaching method – based on small classes and individualized tutorial sessions – remains the defining element of the Kiski experience. A traditional college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by diverse offerings in the arts and a robust technology 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.

We hope that new visitors will use this website to learn why Kiski may be the best choice for their family. Our alumni from across the globe will use this site to maintain connections to Kiski and to exchange news and contact information with their classmates. Current parents use the website to view their son's homework, assignments, and grades and to connect with all his teachers. Our students use this site as a tool for managing the academic, athletic, and extra-curricular aspects of school life.

We are very enthusiastic about the course we have set for Kiski’s growth and development, characterized by our investment in expanding the involvement, awareness, and reach of the Kiski community. I hope that you’ll have an opportunity to visit us sometime very soon to experience first-hand the special people and growing campus that together define our School.

All good wishes,
Christopher A. Brueningsen 
Headmaster
headmaster@kiski.org
"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, private, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP 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.