4 Reasons to be Excited for a New School Year

While we’re sad to see summer go, we’re more excited than ever for the 2016-17 academic year at The Kiski School. We have some fantastic projects for new students to try and even some things parents and alumni can appreciate from home. Aside from some building renovations, we look forward to exploring new territory and revisiting some favorite programs with our students. Here are a few reasons to get excited for the new school year!

Live Video

We’re excited to increase our live-streaming video services at Kiski this year! We will stream live video of sporting events, concerts, performances, and more on our website. Now parents and alumni can watch our students participate in their athletic competitions if they are unable to make it to campus. Parents no longer have to travel to campus to see a game or feel guilty about missing a match. You can watch your son dominate on the field right from your living room.

The Ross Athletic Center

Live video is also helpful for our coaches and student athletes. They can review their athletic performances in our Ross Athletic Center viewing room called the Sturges Team Room. Our new Ross Athletic Center was officially opened last year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get excited to check it out. Our athletic center is helping students become better athletes with a safe, customized weight room, multi-purpose gym, and new locker rooms.

S.T.E.A.M. Program

We’re excited to bring back our unique S.T.E.A.M. program created by Tracy Haswell, Assistant Headmaster for Academics. This program teaches students about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) in innovative makerspaces created by the Inventionland Institute. This course was custom made for Kiski students to ensure our boys would get the most out their education.

The Kiski Leadership Institute for Boys

While The Kiski Leadership Institute for Boys or our character development program has existed for several years, we can’t wait to see what the new year will bring. When the program first started, it only included a low-ropes course to teach problem-solving and teamwork. Over the years, we’ve expanded the program to include a wide variety of activities and projects to teach critical thinking, leadership skills, and cultural awareness as well.

What are you looking forward to most this year at Kiski?
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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 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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