What kind of child goes to Kentucky Avenue School (KAS)?
There is no one particular KAS child. There are boys and girls, from a variety of diverse backgrounds. That said, we are selective about who is accepted to the school. We want to make sure our school is the right fit for your child. This selectivity also helps us keep the school's class size small, which allows the teachers to work with each child according to his or her ability, whether it's a child with specific learning needs or one advanced for his or her age group.
What connection do you have to Third Presbyterian Church above the school?
KAS is a non-denominational school. There's no religious connection between KAS and the Third Presbyterian Church. They are our landlords and friends. We rent space from them and occasionally use their social hall for school events or chapel for music functions. (Amazing acoustics!) We're grateful to the church for housing us for more than a decade.
What kind of physical activity is available for the students?
We understand the importance of physical activity for growing kids. While the school doesn't have a gym, we have a small outdoor space where the kids often play during the day and after school. In addition, we take advantage of all that Shadyside has to offer in the warmer months in terms of playgrounds and green spaces. We walk to parks and playgrounds in the area, such as Mellon Park or up Negley Ave. to the Wightman field at least once a week. In the colder months, the kids go to the Boys & Girls Club of Shadyside once a week to use the gym for everything from basketball to movement and exercise games in a supportive and safe environment.
Where do students go after KAS?
The quick answer is everywhere, from public to private schools, but check out our student destinations.
How much does it cost to send my child to KAS?
Do you have a pre-school?
No. We are committed to focusing our efforts on the kindergarten through eighth grade experience.
Do you have extended day (aka aftercare)?
We have extended day from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. For more information, check out our Extended Day Programs. We do not currently have early-morning drop-off.
What about after-school programs?
Yes. We have a variety of after school camps, from film and art camp to maker camp and creative writing camp. You can find more information on this here.
Why haven't I heard of you before?!
We know we're kind of the best-kept secret in Pittsburgh when it comes to K-8 education. We're okay with that. Most people come to us via word of mouth because of a friend whose child went to KAS and had a positive experience. We want to make sure our class sizes stay small and that no child ever gets lost in the shuffle. That said, we're growing and always looking for ways to spread the word about our great school. Come be a part of that.
How can I apply?
Go to our admissions page for the all information. You can also call Luci Regrut at 412.228.7127 or email her at email@example.com.