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Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600

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The Fox Chapel Area School district has received both national and state recognition. The Pennsylvania and United States departments of education have recognized individual buildings and programs through their elementary and secondary school recognition programs. All six of our schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools and two of our schools, Fox Chapel Area High School and Fairview Elementary School, received the designation twice. In 2016, the district was one of only 19 new school districts nationwide accepted into Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. The high school received Exemplary Educational Program Credentials in music and school counseling in 2012, and was recognized for Programs of Distinction in Visual Arts in 2015 by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Dorseyville Middle School was named a 2013 and a 2010 Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools: Schools to Watch school. The Fox Chapel Area School District was also named among the “Best Communities for Music Education” for the past five years. Additionally, Fox Chapel Area High School was given 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, and 2008 Silver Medal ranks by U.S.News & World Report and was ranked among the nation’s top high schools in 2016, 2013, and 2012 by Newsweek. The high school is ranked among the top 250 high schools in the nation and also received an “A+ Overall Niche Grade” on niche.com. Other commendations have recognized district programs and individuals, including the winner of the 2015 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, the 2013 Outstanding Superintendent Award from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), the 2012 PMEA District 1 Citation of Excellence, a Disney Teacher Award, the Robert F. Wolf Award for excellence in teaching, the Pennsylvania Elementary Teacher of the Year, the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year, the Environmental Education Teacher of the Year, the Pennsylvania Elementary Counselor of the Year, the Pennsylvania Outstanding Middle School Counselor of the Year, the Outstanding Superintendent Award, and finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award.