A private prep school in the suburbs of Pittsburgh (the middle and high schools are located in Fox Chapel, as opposed to being located in Shadyside.) which is one of the few larger non-catholic private schools in the area. Known for their competitive sports teams, Ultimate Frisbee leagues, beautiful and well-foliated campus, well-to-do students, and all-around solid education. Up until relatively recently, the elementary and middle schools were all-boys, and required formal suit and tie attire to be worn during school hours. Since becoming coed, the dress code has been relaxed somewhat and policies are changing, but the school retains the male majority and "prep school attitude". A lot of emphasis is placed on competition among peers, both academically and athletically.

It is an excellent school, but it is not for everybody. The teachers are all very congenial, the students not necessarily so.