Senior School Campus
The Senior School sits on 130 beautiful acres in the suburban neighborhood of Fox Chapel. Our campus is much like that of a small college, with multiple buildings and plenty of outdoor spaces to learn and play. This environment helps students learn to navigate and manage their growing independence in a supportive and supervised community, better preparing them for the transition to college.
Academic & Arts Facilities
Our picturesque campus features six academic buildings, including the spectacular new Gold LEED-certified McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation, which opened in 2018. Other academic buildings include Gold LEED-certified Rowe Hall, Memorial Hall, Hunt Hall, the Benedum Visual Arts Center, the Hillman Center for Performing Arts and McCune Library. A new Health Center opened on campus in 2018 as well. Now that the McIlroy Center is open, the space previously occupied by science on the lower level of Rowe and Memorial Halls is being renovated to house new computer labs, a maker space, fabrication lab, workshop and café.
Our campus boasts some of the top athletic facilities in Western Pennsylvania. Students have daily access to on-campus facilities including a multi-purpose turf stadium with lights and an eight-lane track, five grass athletic fields, a full-size ice hockey rink, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, squash and tennis courts.
Outdoor Learning Spaces
Senior School students have plenty of outdoor spaces to study and learn. On a nice day you'll see teachers holding class outside in the Rowe Hall Courtyard or J. Michael Grzymkowski Terrace. You'll also find students studying or working on group projects at the tables in Fisher Garden, in the Adirondack chairs on the Senior Quad, or on the porches of Morewood and Croft House dormitories.
The Academy-wide SSA Farm initiative includes a 40' x 100' vegetable garden on the far fields of the Senior School campus. This garden yields nearly 500 pounds of fresh produce each year, which is used by the dining halls and sold at the on-campus Fox Chapel Farmers Market. The farm is integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on experiential learning in classes such as science, economics and even art. Students can work on the farm for PE credit in the fall and spring, and serve as interns at the Farm or Farmers Market in the summer.
Numerous faculty and staff members and their families live on the Senior School campus year-round, both in dorms and houses, to support our boarding program and provide a constant adult presence for our five- and seven-day boarders. Both the Academy president and the Senior School head reside on campus and often host the boarding community in their homes.