The Kiski School
The Kiski School is located in Saltsburg, PA and is an all-boys boarding school for grades 9-12. The Kiski School sits on a wooded bluff high above two sparkling streams that form the Kiskiminetas River, which then flows north and west toward the Allegheny River. The early Native Americans fished and hunted here and early settlers recognized the energy that the mineral springs produced. A group of enterprisers built a resort hotel on the grounds where the school now stands.
In 1888, Andrew W. Wilson, cousin to President Woodrow Wilson, purchased the resort and transformed the facility into a first-class preparatory school for boys. The hallmarks of the educational experience were an academic rigor in the classroom and healthy competition on the athletic field. By, 1894 the school had graduated 42 boys and 26 of who went to Princeton University, the alma mater of Dr. Wilson. Throughout the years the school has grown with the creation of a new classroom building, dining hall, fine arts center and an administrative complex, a new baseball stadium, a swimming pool, an outdoor field house and a golf course. The most important factor of the Kiski School is that the teachers and other school leaders pay special attention to the education of each boy.
The Kiski School supports an environment where everyone is respected, accepted and appreciated. The school community is a diverse one, comprised of individuals with a variety of personal experience, and values. Many different cultures and circumstances are valued whether the race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, physical ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and national origin.
The athletic department offers a long and distinguished history. The young men learn a lot about themselves as they participate in the athletic experience. Lessons learned are the importance of team work, unselfishness, working toward a common goal and never giving up. Kiski has a variety of sports to participate in such as: football, golf, soccer, cross country, swimming and more. Kiski students play sport because it is fun. Some boys may avoid athletics at other schools, but at Kiski students are encouraged to become involved, whether as a team member of announcing games.
Kiski offers many clubs for students to become involved in such as: art and jewelry, astronomy, chess, engineering, glee, helping hands, kiski service organization, national forensic league, photography, publications, radio, Spanish, tutoring and woodworking. At the Swank Student Center students can play pool, air hockey, or ping pong. There are video arcade games, 5 flat screen TVs, fireplace, wii gaming console, assorted board games and a large pull down screen with a projector for movies and gaming.
Student capacity: 200
Class size: 10
Student/staff ratio: 1:7
Extra info: Kiski has a formal classroom dress code.