Admission FAQs

The best way to answer a parent's most common questions is to let other parents do the talking. Here are some questions and responses from Kiski’s Parents Advisory Group:


List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • How do we receive a scholarship?

    Families must complete financial aid forms to be considered for need-based assistance.  Need-based financial aid is awarded solely on the basis  of documented financial need.
  • Why should we send our son (s) to Kiski?

    Our son would have placed himself on automatic pilot at our local high school, where the distractions are formidable. We did not feel our son's potential was adequately challenged in the local public school. At Kiski, the top-notch curriculum, solid and dedicated faculty, and small class size help ensure a premium education for our son.
  • Is it not difficult to send your young son away to a boarding school?

    Every child has his unique and varied needs, and no one knows those needs better than his own parents. We decided that Kiski could help our son realize his potential. Yes, you may miss your son, but he will soon thrive and be happy. Kiski has helped so much by reinforcing what we have done at home, which has given our son many opportunities to grow and mature.
  • How are you able to manage the cost of a private boarding school education?

    As comparable boarding schools go, Kiski is relatively inexpensive, and through Kiski's endowment, more than a third of the families receive financial aid. When it comes to scholarships, Kiski tries to meet the needs of each family. The school also helps parents locate lenders for low-interest loans and establish payment plans. Please call the Admissions Office at 1-877-KISKI-4-U (1-877-547-5448) or 724-639-3586 for current tuition information.
  • How can I communicate with my son while he is at Kiski?

    My son remains my son no matter where he is. I have a good dialog with him and so will you. Your son will be able to call home as frequently as necessary. Frequent phone calls keep us abreast of daily happenings. And then there is e-mail and instant messaging. There are also those long and informative car rides back and forth to school. Somehow the car makes my son feel relaxed and talkative – that is after he has slept for a while.
  • What can I do if I sense my son is having a problem with one of his classes?

    My son's teachers are only a phone call away. I have found the Kiski faculty to be very approachable. They serve both you and your son. You can also schedule an appointment with any of your son's teachers, as well as the Director of Studies, Mr. Bill Bower. If you sense that your son is having a social problem, the dorm master is always available to hear your concerns.
  • What happens if my son gets sick?

    Kiski's Health Center employs a nursing staff that is available 24 hours a day. The nurse also dispenses any medication that your son may need. Our son sees the nurse for his weekly allergy shot. The Health Center is also capable of housing students overnight so they can be observed by the school nurse. Students who need a doctor are taken to a local hospital, which is only minutes away.
  • Who will be my son's friends at Kiski?

    What is the social environment like? Kiski draws students from fourteen states and fourteen countries. It is a microcosm of the global society your son will enter upon graduation. My son meets boys from diverse backgrounds. Because of Kiski's structure, the peer pressure at the school is all positive, unlike public high schools. At Kiski, boys respect one another, and boys are more focused than what is typically experienced in coeducational situations. At Kiski your son will begin friendships that will last for a lifetime.
  • Does Kiski admit day students?

    Yes, there is a small day population at Kiski for students living in the immediate area.
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.