Top High Schools in the Pittsburgh, PA Metro (page 4)

Top High Schools in the Pittsburgh, PA Metro

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011


Upper Saint Clair High School

Upper Saint Clair School District


Upper Saint Clair High School has three entrances to the school, and each one represents the three different aspects of the school – academics, arts, and athletics. The school achieves high academic success through offering various IB and AP courses, and the IB Middle Years program.


The school is very internationally diverse and many families at the school relocate from other countries. Students can also learn about other cultures through ongoing student exchanges with students from Thailand, China, and Germany. Overseas travel opportunities, such as recent trips to Greece and Italy, are available through the school. The school has an extensive world language program to help students learn to communicate globally.


The administration believes that it's important for students to connect with the school and provides many opportunities to do so. Over 100 clubs are offered, including a Fly Fishing Club and a club devoted to The Simpson's TV show. Although Upper Saint Clair High School has the smallest student body population in its athletic division, the school offers the most number of teams and has a winning reputation.


“Our philosophy is put kids first. Every decision we make, the first thing we ask is what is the best for the kids,” said Michael Ghilani. “Our kids and our community have in common that education is a priority.”



Please note that only schools in the following Pennsylvania counties were considered for this article: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland.

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