Kentucky Avenue School is a private school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 74 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $11,400 for the highest grade offered.
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Kentucky Avenue School Reviews
The teachers are some of the most caring I've ever come across. I was stunned to have the kindergarten teacher visit our home to get to know our daughter prior to the start of the school year. They even attended all of the kids birthday parties and other family get-togethers outside of the school. Many of the teachers are involved in interesting outside of school activities and many also bring those skills/talents into the classroom in the form of engaging activities and after-school camps. Because of the small classes, teaching styles seem to be tailored to the students' individual needs and all seem to thrive due to this approach. Teachers at KAS are heavily invested in the students, parents and the school overall. I feel very comfortable engaging with teachers with any questions or concerns and always feel that resolutions are positive for all involved. Since we're only in first grade, I can't speak to overall grading practices but they seem fair and encouraging.
Overall, the school feels very secure in that there is a keypad to enter the school and then you have to wait to be buzzed into the interior doors by someone in the office. It's also located in a very nice neighborhood in Shadyside, and seems to be isolated from the rest of the church (no access except through buzzer). Occasionally, in the early mornings or afternoons the office is unstaffed or the teachers may leave kids unsupervised in class or during "free play time." The latter point is really my only complaint as there have been a couple of times my daughter stated that something had happened with another student during the time the teacher was away but I suppose you'd get that anywhere. A couple of times her stepmom has commented that kids were unattended in aftercare when she went to pick her up, though I've never experienced that personally. I do feel that the school is responsive and engaged with safety / security-related situations that arise.
Several after-school camps are run throughout the year by individual teachers. Some I've seen are Maker Camp, Art Camp, Film Camp. We've done both Film Camp and are currently in Maker Camp and are interested in Art Camp as well. Programs are fun for kids and get them curious about how things work. From her participation in film camp, she's always asking how things are filmed in movies, and enjoyed her acting roles. We were provided with a 20-minute DVD that the teacher had edited at the end. They are a nice alternative to standard aftercare (which is available until 5:30) and allows general play time, movie watching and/or homework time).