Kiski Boys: A Day in the Life

At The Kiski School, we keep our boys busy with classes, sports, extracurriculars, and a variety of fun activities. Their daily routines are designed to form responsible habits while also allowing time for fun and socializing. A typical day for a Kiski Boy is unlike that of the average high schooler’s. To give you an idea of what it’s like to attend The Kiski School, here’s what a day in the life of a Kiski boy looks like:


Every morning, the boys wake up and get ready for a big day of classes and activities. When they’re dressed in their uniforms and prepared with all the proper materials, they can head down to breakfast for a healthy morning meal. Then, the next few hours are spent in class before breaking for a family-style lunch.


After lunch, the boys have two more classes to attend before practice. Depending on what sport they decide to participate in, the boys have practice after their final class every day. After practice, the boys change and head to dinner. Dinner is either a buffet-style casual affair or a formal meal.


On Mondays, dinner is usually formal and the boys have to wear coats and ties. During the formal dinners, the students sit with their advisors to discuss how classes are going. Since there are usually no sporting events on Mondays, we fill the extra time by inviting different speakers or showing plays. After dinner, the boys have free time to do whatever they want. They can nap, play video games, hang out with each other in the dorms, or even do their laundry. When we have nice weather, the boys often play frisbee or go fishing outside. From 7:30 to 9:30 pm every weekday, we have mandatory study hall for everyone except seniors. The mandatory study hall helps our students develop a sense of responsibility for their work. It also teaches them time-management skills, which helps them succeed in college where they won’t have parents, teachers, or dorm heads monitoring their study habits.


On weekends, we always offer a variety of optional activities for our students to help them relax and take a break from their demanding classes. In the past, we’ve hosted dorm activities such as scooter races, pizza parties, trick or treating, competitions such as which dorm has the most school spirit, a Stranger Things marathon, and Christmas tree decorating competitions. Recently, we planned a jam-packed weekend for the boys. It included a nerf-gun battle, an indoor soccer tournament, a viewing of the US v. Mexico soccer game, a trip to Chipotle and the Chinese Buffet, a Walmart run, and a visit to Sky Zone.
Kiski boys are never bored and we always work hard to offer them fun and stimulating activities that will give them memories to last a lifetime. You can experience a day in the life of a Kiski boy for yourself when you visit us 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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