Located just outside of the City of Pittsburgh, the Keystone Oaks School District serves the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree. The District spans 4.5 square miles and has a population of more than 21,000.
The three municipalities are walkable, mixed-use communities with easy access to restaurants, specialty shops and other commercial establishments. In addition to the recreational facilities and parks located in each community, those who live in the Keystone Oaks School District are just minutes away from the cultural amenities of the City of Pittsburgh and destinations such as Heinz Field, PNC Park, PPG Paints Arena, Station Square, the Golden Triangle and the Cultural District, all of which are easily accessed by Pittsburgh Regional Transit, which includes both light rail and and bus transportation.
The Keystone Oaks School District supports a diverse population of more than 1,900 students, including:
38.8% of students are economically disadvantaged
16.5% of students receive special education services
3.6% of students are English Language Learners
23% of the student population is non-white; 7% is Asian, 6% are two or more races, 5% are Black, and 4.7% are Hispanic.
The Keystone Oaks School District has three elementary schools for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Fred L. Aiken Elementary School serves students who reside in Green Tree Borough; Dormont Elementary School serves students who reside in Dormont Borough; and Myrtle Avenue Elementary School serves students who reside in the Borough of Castle Shannon.
Within Keystone Oaks’ elementary schools:
Students attend full-day kindergarten.
There is a teacher to student ratio of 1:22, which allows for small class sizes and the opportunity for teachers to personalize instruction to meet students’ diverse needs, interests and abilities.
All students participate in art, music, library, STEAM and physical education classes.
Students in fourth and fifth grades have the opportunity to learn to play either a string or traditional band instrument, with lessons built into their weekly schedule.
Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of after school clubs and activities, including the elementary musical, intramural sports, and Kids of Steel.
Keystone Oaks Middle School and Keystone Oaks High School share a campus located just outside of Dormont, in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Combined, the Middle & High School serve approximately 1,000 students in grades six through twelve.
Within Keystone Oaks Middle School:
There are varying levels of courses, including accelerated and honors courses, to meet students’ needs.
Students participate in several elective courses, including library, computers, art, STEM, family and consumer sciences, technology education and world language.
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of extracurricular clubs and activities, including the middle school play, Marching Band, the Best Friends Club, and the Environmental Club.
Seventh and eighth grade students are eligible to participate in nine different sports, including football, soccer, basketball, swimming, cross country, and track and field.
At Keystone Oaks High School:
Students may choose from 16 Advanced Placement courses in six different subject areas.
Students have the opportunity to attend Parkway West Career & Technology Center to take courses in one of 17 technical programs.
Five different College in High School courses are offered in partnership with local universities.
Qualifying seniors may complete a two-credit internship program.
Students may choose from more than 20 clubs and extracurricular activities.
The Athletic Department supports 16 varsity athletic programs.
Students have the opportunity to participate in five music programs, including marching band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, orchestra and chorus.
Recent District accolades and accomplishments: