Summer ESL

Program Dates: July 24 to August 18 
Program Tuition: $7,000

The Kiski Summer ESL Program is for international students between the ages of eleven and eighteen who wish to have an American Culture and English Immersion experience.   Lasting for four weeks, instruction inside and outside the classroom includes essential elements of English, speaking, writing, listening and reading.   Lessons occur not only in a traditional classroom setting but also by taking trips to areas of interest and in dynamic academic class sessions.
  • English Language and American Culture Immersion
  • Daily interactions with English-speaking students
  • Cutting edge technology including a laptop computer provided for each student
  • Academic Workshops
  • Oral Presentations
  • Step-by-step instructions of the admission process and daily life at an American Boarding School
  • College Visits
  • Trips to unique locations, such as Washington, DC
Post ESL Camp
Program Dates: August 19 - September 1
Program Tuition: $2,000
Contact the Admission Department if you have any questions about either program.

ESL Program at a Glance

Unique Experiential Learning
  • What makes Kiski’s ESL Program unique is the English Immersion experience and introduction to American culture that occurs not only through traditional ESL instruction but also through the English Language and American Cultural learning that goes on when our students go on college visits and participate in academic workshops in engineering, photography, media and 3-D printing technology.
  •  After various trips and activities, students compile what they have learned into English oral presentations and discussions.  Many of these presentations will include information learned about American unspoken cultural and social traditions that will be valuable in secondary school, college and the work world. 
  • We also offer lessons in which students learn the steps in the admission process and daily life in an American Boarding School.  Another highlight of ESL at Kiski is the other academic and athletic camps that allow for daily interactions with English-speaking American students.
  • Students will have many experiences, trips, role-playing situations and sit-down meals with adults to learn the rhythm, vocabulary and expectations of daily American life. What success looks like in an American classroom, the norm of participation, actively dialoging with teachers, asking questions, and writing papers that express personal opinions will all be explored at Kiski.

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Student Information

ESL Brochure


Additional Information

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Daily Schedule

    8:00 am
    8:45 am – 10:15 am
    English Grammar, Reading and Analysis
    10:15 am – 10:30 am
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Oral Presentations
    12:15 pm – 12:50 pm
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    American Culture and Academic English Immersion Workshops
    2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Study Hall and Extra Help
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Evening Programs
  • On-Campus Activities

    • Swimming in Kiski’s indoor and outdoor pool
    • Swank Student Center
    • Ping Pong
  • Off-Campus Activities

    Off-campus trips give students the opportunity to practice English in real-world situations, while also experiencing different aspects of American culture that can be discussed and presented in class.  The boys learn a lot on off-campus activities, but they also have a great time!
    • Carnegie Science Center and Sports Works
    • Asian Markets in Pittsburgh
    • Kennywood Amusement Park
    • Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball games
    • Carnegie History and Art Museums
    • Pittsburgh Zoo
    • International Dining in Pittsburgh 
  • Interspersion of Real-World Activities

    The local community becomes a classroom for our students to be immersed in American culture and have numerous opportunities to speak English about topics that interest them. 
  • College Tours

    Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


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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.