Kentucky Avenue School

5701 Fifth Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232-0152
     Tel: (412)361-7559
Grades: K - 8 | 80 students
McEwan was founded in 1970 as the dream of three women, Mary Barlow, Bea Hamilton, and Karrol Bachman.
Mary, Bea and Carol shared a philosophy that learning can be fun and that our attitude about learning greatly influences our ability and capacity to learn forever.
The McEwan School maintained an educational system based on this philosophy until 2002 when the remaining co-founder, Karrol Bachman (Norton) decided to close the school.
Parents, teachers, staff, and community members saw the need to retain a school based on the essential philosophy of McEwan and during the summer of 2002 worked to establish a new entity bearing the name Kentucky Avenue School referring to its location in Shadyside.
Kentucky Avenue School opened its doors as a licensed private school in the fall of 2002 and is currently beginning its tenth year as a K-8 program.
We offer small classes, a child-friendly environment, skilled teaching, and a challenging curriculum conveyed through both traditional and innovative methods.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Kentucky Avenue School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The University School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carriage House Childrens Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Carriage House Childrens Center (0.5 miles away)
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  • PittsburghThe University School
    5711 Howe St
    PittsburghPA15232
    (412)361-7182
    0.1 mi | 18 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PittsburghCarriage House Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    5604 Solway St
    PittsburghPA15217
    (412)421-0300
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.5 mi | 69 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PittsburghSacred Heart Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    325 Emerson St
    PittsburghPA15206
    (412)441-1582
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 491 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PittsburghDe Paul School For Hearing & Speech
    Special Education School
    6202 Alder St
    PittsburghPA15206
    (412)924-1012
    Special Education School
    0.6 mi | 53 students | Gr. PK-7                      
  • PittsburghThe Ellis School
    All-girls
    6425 Fifth Avenue
    PittsburghPA15206
    (412)661-5992
    All-girls
    0.6 mi | 399 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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