Why Parents Choose Kiski

Imagine you’re a boy in high school. Your problems at work and your busy adult schedule are now replaced with the challenges of puberty, making friends, showing your football coach you deserve a starting spot in the next game, impressing the girl you like, and, on top of all of that, doing well in school. In public school, boys often have to function within a “culture of coolness.” In a culture of coolness things like studying and working hard become less important to students than fitting in and making friends. Making friends is important, but not when those friends encourage you to skip class or blow off football practice.

While you’re in high school, it’s difficult to focus on your education when you have everything else on your mind. At this age, teaching boys how to control their emotions and instilling them with self-confidence and positive attitudes towards learning will help them deal with the problems they’re facing now and give them the skills they need to tackle any issues in the future.

Boys may not be dealing with real-world problems yet, but high school is the best time to prepare for handling them in the future. At Kiski, we can teach your son the skills he needs to succeed in college and beyond. Our hands-on teaching methods help boys engage with their education and effectively retain the material. If your son doesn’t seem engaged at public school, The Kiski School is worth a visit! Here’s what Cheryl Karner Friedlander, the parent of a Kiski alumnus, had to say about her son’s experience at Kiski:

“My son is a bright kid, but in the public school he would not prepare for class, he would not hand in homework even if he did it, and he certainly would not even consider participating in class. Kiski changed all that. The kid who would receive low grades in eighth and ninth grade not only graduated high school, but is going on to the University of South Carolina, and he’s thrilled about it.”

An all-boys boarding school is the perfect environment for your son to excel academically and socially. All of our students are lifelong members of the same group of friends, the Kiski Brotherhood. The Kiski Brotherhood fosters a culture of success and a positivity towards education. If you’re asking yourself whether your son will fit in at Kiski, the answer is unequivocally, yes. But you don’t have to take our word for it, schedule a visit with us today!
1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681   |   (877) 547-5448
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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