The Benefits of Being Near Pittsburgh

Living and attending school just outside of Pittsburgh, PA allows students to experience the cultural diversity of the city while still  being far enough removed to be surrounded by nature. Less than an hour outside of Pittsburgh, the Kiski School’s campus is bordered by the Kiskiminetas River where students can hike, kayak, and explore. At Kiski, we plan frequent excursions into the city to introduce students to all of the events and opportunities Pittsburgh has to offer.

Culture and Arts

Pittsburgh is an amazing city, which is something you may have noticed since it has ranked well in several listicles comparing US cities recently. For example, the Steel City has been named the smartest city, a leader in literacy, and one of the most well-read US cities. As educators, we love Pittsburgh because it is full of museums and learning centers. Here are a few of our favorite places for teaching our students:

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Mattress Factory Museum
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
  • Children’s Museum - Pittsburgh
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • The Pittsburgh Zoo
  • The Aviary

Sports and Recreation

Most people know Pittsburgh as the home of the Pirates, the Penguins, and the Steelers. In fact, PNC Park is one of the top ranked athletic facilities. In addition to professional sports, however, Pittsburgh is also one of the most fit cities. Residents have numerous options when it comes to recreational activities such as biking, kayaking, urban hiking, and exploring the Pittsburgh Parks.

An All-American Vacation

As the third safest city in the US, Pittsburgh is a great place to visit if you’re looking for an all-American vacation spot. Not only can you eat your way through Pittsburgh’s delicious dining scene, but you can also experience the rich heritage of this great city. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water located south of the city to the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus to the architecture of the Carnegie buildings, you can see how Pittsburgh has evolved over the years.

The city of Pittsburgh offers numerous learning opportunities and educational experiences for the students at Kiski. You can learn more about how the Kiski School takes advantage of our proximity to Pittsburgh at our website.

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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced 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.

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