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Address
5701 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Telephone
(412) 361-5332
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.

School Details

Grades
K-8
Students
74
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
8
Part-Time Teachers
5

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
74
Gender
  • Female
    37%
  • Male
    62%
Student Diversity
  • White
    82%
  • African American
    9%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$48,293
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,803
National
$184,700
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Kentucky Avenue School Reviews

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I have loved our child's experience at KAS. The teachers are caring and creative, and, due to the small class sizes, able to individually tailor each child's educational experience. The curriculum is play- and exploration-based, with multidisciplinary and collaborative projects common.

I have been pleased with the community feel and how my child is known by everyone in the school. It is a tight-knit environment where social education is just as important as academics.

My child has been able to explore passions, been pushed to develop new skills and refine existing ones, and has had a great deal of fun while doing so. We can't wait for our younger child to experience the joy of a KAS education next.
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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.