Our District

  • The Fox Chapel Area School District is a nationally recognized, award-winning school district located in a dynamic, suburban community about 10 miles northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh. The district is made up of six municipalities: Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, and Sharpsburg boroughs, and Indiana and O'Hara townships. The district serves an area of about 36 square miles with approximately 30,000 residents. The population represents a wide range of social, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. The school district provides a comprehensive array of educational opportunities to fulfill the needs of this diverse population and to meet the high expectations of its residents.


    • In the latest Pittsburgh Business Times rankings, the Fox Chapel Area School District was No. 2 in Western Pennsylvania and No. 5 in the state of Pennsylvania

    • All six FCASD schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

    • FCASD consistently receives an “A+ Overall Niche Grade” from Niche and also ranks among top 10 school districts in Pa. in Niche rankings

    • District was honored by the College Board in 2017 with placement on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll

      FCASD accepted into prestigious Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools in 2016

    • Fox Chapel Area High School awarded Silver Medal rankings by U.S. News & World Report and consistently ranked among the nation’s top high schools by Newsweek

    • FCAHS named among the 2017 Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools

    • FCAHS was the first school, nationally and internationally, to receive Exemplary Educational Program Credentials in school counseling from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

    • High school also received the vaunted Program of Distinction in the Visual Arts by the Middle States Association. Again, FCAHS was the first school – nationally and internationally – to receive the honor

    • FCAHS' music department was the recipient of Exemplary Educational Program Credentials in music from the Middle States Association.

    • For the eighth year in a row, the FCASD was named among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation