Visual & Performing Arts

At The Kiski School, we celebrate the diversity of talents in our community and provide ways for each boy to express his ideas, opinions, and personality. We recognize that the academic classroom does not provide all students with the best means to express themselves, so we have other programs to support them:

•  In our art studio, students paint, sketch, sculpt, and create other forms of visual artwork. A gallery on the second floor of the Rogers Fine Arts Center serves as a forum where the Kiski community can appreciate the artistic talents of our students and faculty.

•  Our drama program produces three major performances each year, and brief sketches on special occasions. Recent productions have included I Hate Hamlet, a comedy by Paul Rudnik; Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s, Welcome to the Monkeyhouse; and Neil Simon's comic fable, Fools.

•  The music program provides a wealth of opportunities for Kiski boys to develop and share their talent. Introductory courses teach performance, theoretical, and listening skills. The instrumental music program includes a jazz and symphonic ensemble with opportunities for individual study with private instructors. Two singing ensembles, the Glee Club and the Double Quartet, tackle music from the classic Americana to contemporary a cappella. All groups perform numerous times throughout the year, including trips to nearby girls' schools for joint concerts.

Every spring, the Fine and Performing Arts department organizes An Evening with the Arts, the annual highlight of the Kiski arts program. This special event is a cooperative production between the Glee Club, the Double Quartet, and the Kiski Players; and showcases the artistic talents of the Kiski community.

2017 Springs Artwork

Welcome to SPRINGS, ONLINE!  The 26th edition of Kiski’s beloved literary and art magazine moved from print form to the Kiski website last year, and we hope that you will enjoy perusing some of the boys’ most recent creative pieces.  Sharing work with an audience is an important component to any artistic endeavor, and we are very pleased to be sharing these works with you.

Bobby Vanetta '18 - Ink on Silkscreen

Cam Webb '17 - Sterling Silver Earrings

David Chen '17 - Mixed Media

Eliot Zang '20 - Adobe Illustrator

Ryan Pettes '20 - Adobe Illustrator

Sterling Myers '17 - Graphite on Paper

Sterling Myers '17 - Graphite on Paper

Terry Zhang '19 - Adobe Illustrator

TJ Spahn '18 - Acrylic on Canvas

Tommy Brophy '17 - Photograph

Tommy Brophy '17 - Photograph

Wayne Liu '18 - Ink on Silkscreen

Wells Watson '17 - Plaster and Acrylic on Styrofoam

Wyatt Gillespie '18 - Acrylic Canvas

Wyatt Gillespie '18 - Mixed Media Watercolor and Marker
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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.