The teachers, administrators, and staff are smart, energetic, kind, forward-thinking, and devoted to the care and education of their students."

Rob D.

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Kentucky Avenue School is a small, vibrant, independent school located in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. KAS serves diverse students from kindergarten through eighth grade. We offer small classes, a child-friendly environment, skilled teaching, and a challenging curriculum conveyed through both traditional and innovative methods.  KAS is a Let's Move Champion School and has the only lunch program in the area that prepares and serves fresh and healthy lunches on site. KAS Clubs will be offered after school from 3:15pm to 5:30pm.

Core Values

Respect of self and others

Cooperation with teachers and students

Dedication to the local community

Commitment to honor diversity

Active participation within the KAS learning environment

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Kentucky Avenue School is committed to pursuing a school community where every individual is appreciated, celebrated, and able to be their true selves. We value the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.  We understand that when we celebrate the uniqueness of the individuals in our school it makes all of us stronger.  Our school believes in the importance of social justice and we support our students and their voice around local and world issues. 


Kindergarten through grade eight

The School Day

The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Extended day is offered until 5:30 p.m.

Enrollment Facts

74 students are enrolled in 2019.

Faculty and Staff

KAS has 18 faculty and staff Members.


Transportation is available through your local Board of Education if you live within 10 miles of Kentucky Avenue School. For more information, please contact Sherry Wolfe, School Administrator, at or 412.361.5332.


KAS has a non-discrimination policy. Click here to read our official statements.