About Shaler Area
Shaler Area School District is a suburban public school district bordering the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The student enrollment for 2018-19 is 4,162. The district provides a comprehensive educational system from kindergarten through grade 12 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 Shaler Area School District is comprised of the Townships of Shaler and Reserve, and the Boroughs of Etna and Millvale. 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 four primary buildings, K – 3, (Burchfield, Marzolf, Reserve, and Scott), an Elementary School (grades 4 – 6), a Middle School (grades 7 – 8) and a High School (grades 9 – 12).
Stories about Shaler Area
Learning 2025: This local alliance brings families, community orgs and innovative school districts together
These Learning 2025 Alliance members are “working to explore new, life-changing learning experiences for children.”
Making art while building community at Shaler Area School District
Shaler Area emerged from the pandemic with social-emotional and academic learning as equal priorities.
Curtain up: Your guide to all the high school musicals in the Pittsburgh region this spring
Spring is high school musical season, and the Pittsburgh region has an incredible lineup of shows.
200 teens gathered for this year’s Student Summit. Here’s what made it ‘magical.’
Student Summit leader: “We will raise a generation of people who can respect one another and cohesively change the world for the better.”
These 14 Pittsburgh-area school districts are leading the way — and earning national recognition from AASA
These school systems help other districts discover what’s possible
Meet Ryan Hardesty, Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year — he’s from our region!
This year’s Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year is from the Pittsburgh region. Details here!
Which western PA school districts have been named to the League of Innovative Schools?
These local districts were named to the League of Innovative Schools thanks to their focus on impactful, equitable learning.
Inventive hacks with a big helping of empathy: How Parents as Allies 2.0 is sparking change throughout SWPA
Dozens of innovative ideas have emerged from the recent Parents as Allies 2.0 design sprint, which brought together teams of educators and parents from 23 local school districts.
Classroom teachers and afterschool educators are collaborating in new ways in Pittsburgh
“Being outside of the school district, you almost forget what it’s like to run an eight-hour day in a school building.”
AIU’s ‘joyful grants’ help teachers fund projects to keep kids motivated
More than 90 local teachers received “joyful grants” from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit this year to start projects to help kids succeed during this challenging school year. Abbey Nilson wanted […]
PA School Counselor of the Year reinvents initiatives for Shaler kids during the pandemic
“This is where you can really make an impact, start shaping things. It’s where the magic really happens.”
Pittsburgh school districts are finding innovative ways to support kids during coronavirus closings
“Education is an important part of it, but the human aspect of it is, too. We want to make sure our families are OK.”