Student Apathy and the Kiski Difference

One of the biggest challenges public school teachers face is apathy. Their students stop caring about their education somewhere in middle school which continues into high school. Many parents start to notice these changes in behavior when their son’s grades decline, while teachers experience it every day. Students stop showing up to class on time, they stop doing their assignments, and some even start giving their teachers attitude.

When students stop caring about their education in high school, it can affect them for the rest of their lives, starting with college. Bad grades and behavior problems can prevent them from attending a good university after they graduate high school. Even if your son doesn’t fall victim to the culture of apathy at many schools, his education could still suffer. Instead of learning in an environment full of other motivated students, your son will have to compete for attention from teachers with disruptive students.  

How does The Kiski School battle student apathy?

At Kiski, we foster a culture of achievement. Our students and our teachers are all excited to learn and take on new challenges. We battle the student apathy commonly seen at public schools with several advantages that only small, private schools possess.

  • As an all-boys boarding school, our students aren’t competing with each other for the attention of girls. This leaves more time for them to focus on school, extracurriculars, and preparing for college.
  • Our students don’t face the same negative peer pressure that public school students face. New students, no matter what grade they’re in, all quickly become accepted into the Kiski Brotherhood. Instead of feeling like their grades need to suffer in order to make friends, it’s the opposite for Kiski boys.
  • We hire teachers who are experts in their fields, so they have genuine passion for the subject they’re teaching. This allows them to create curriculums and hands-on projects tailored to their students. With small classes, our teachers can also provide more one-on-one instruction and mentorship.

You can learn more about The Kiski School and how we can offer your son the best possible education by scheduling a visit! We look forward to seeing your family on campus!
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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