Kentucky Avenue School (Third Presbyterian Church)

5701 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-361-5332

Description

Kentucky Avenue School is a small, vibrant independent school located in two suites on the ground floors of the remarkable Third Presbyterian Church.

The school serves diverse students from kindergarten through eighth grade. They offer small classes, a child-friendly environment, skilled teaching and a challenging curriculum conveyed through both traditional and innovative methods.

An interesting aspect of the Kentucky Avenue School are teachers who use the city as an extended classroom. They frequently take the children to local attractions, museums and cultural events; parents invite classes to visit their workplaces.

The school's home, Third Presbyterian Church, was designed by the architect Theophilus Chandler in classic French Gothic style. It was constructed during the period from 1897 to 1903. The exterior shell of the sanctuary and chapel is sandstone, all from a single quarry. Six of the windows in the sanctuary are the product of the Tiffany Studios. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), son of the famous jeweler, is now internationally recognized as one of the greatest forces of the “Art Nouveau” style, and one who made significant contributions to the art of glassmaking.

Hours of operation

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Parking

On-street parking is available along Kentucky Avenue.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 71D - Hamilton
  • 74B - Highland Park - RIDC
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