SHALER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Shaler Area School District will educate and challenge all students to maximize their academic, social, emotional, and physical potential. Students will strive for excellence in information processing skills, problem solving, and effective communication. Our safe and caring learning environment, created in partnership with parents and community, will inspire life-long learners who are contributing citizens, responsive to change and sensitive to the needs of others.
Shaler Area School District is a suburban public school district bordering the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The student enrollment for 2014-15 is 4584. The district provides a comprehensive educational system from kindergarten through grade twelve and is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Instructional areas include regular instruction, special education (including gifted), vocational education and all necessary support services. The mission of the District is "The Shaler Area School District, working with the families of Etna, Millvale, Reserve and Shaler, will provide a unique educational experience that will enable each student to develop superior communication and analytical skills maximizing his/her potential to serve and succeed in a global environment."
The Shaler Area School District is comprised of the Townships of Shaler and Reserve, and the Boroughs of Etna and Millvale (see map ). The District encompasses approximately 14.4 square miles in the North Hills area of Allegheny County and is located approximately 10 miles from the City of Pittsburgh. The District is bounded on the north by Hampton Township; on the northeast by Indiana Township; on the northwest by Ross Township; on the southeast by O'Hara Township; on the south by Sharpsburg Borough and the Allegheny River and on the southwest by the City of Pittsburgh.
The District is comprised of five primary buildings, K - 3, ( Burchfield, Jeffery, Marzolf, Reserve and Rogers), an Elementary School (grades 4 - 5 - 6), a Middle School (grades 7 - 8) and a Senior High School (grades 9 - 12).
Most Pittsburgh hospitals and health care facilities are within easy access of the District. Closest to the District are Allegheny General Hospital, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital and UPMC Passavant Hospital . All of these hospitals have undertaken recent and on-going expansion projects designed to improve their facilities.
The District is located within easy access of the numerous institutions of higher education which are located throughout the area. The closest is LaRoche College, which is located north of the District in the Town of McCandless, near North Hills Passavant Hospital. Other institutions located throughout the area include Community College of Allegheny County , Carlow University, Carnegie-Mellon University , Chatham University, Duquesne University , the Pennsylvania State University ( McKeesport, New Kensington and Kittanning Campuses), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary , Point Park University, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh .