All-Boys Education

At Kiski, we talk about academic life because learning is a way of life: you'll learn in small classes, in after-class one-on-one with teachers, hands-on projects, in athletics, and in community activities. Some of this learning is structured; some is not – but all of it is intentional. Some details:

• You'll focus on the liberal arts and sciences – the same curriculum you'll find at the nation's best universities.

• You'll develop analytical skills essential to succeed in college and in work.

• Living in a dorm, you'll learn how to manage your time, studying when you must and hanging out when you can – which is great preparation for college.

It's no wonder that every year exceptional colleges invite Kiski boys to join their ranks, and alumni tell us how much their Kiski years have influenced their lives.
Boys will be boys.
You've probably heard this before. Perhaps you've even said it once or twice yourself. At Kiski, we affirm this truism, not in recognition of the immutable immaturity of boyhood, but rather to justify the exceptional education we offer our students. At Kiski, we want boys to be boys. We know that years of educational and psychological research has 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.

All boys are not all boys.
At Kiski certainly do not 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 a dynamic, engaging classroom, and personalize one-on-one tutoring in the evenings to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

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, 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.