Education is one of the fundamental pillars of the Kutztown Borough, boasting both a high-performing school district and world-class university. Kutztown Area School District serves more than 1,300 local students and was recently recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the state of PA. In addition, KASD recently placed 7th on the annual AP District Honor Roll, which recognizes schools throughout the US and Canada who provide increased access to AP courses and maintaining high testing scores.
Similarly, Kutztown University offers over 130 undergraduate programs in their Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Business, and Education. There are also 31 graduate areas of study, including two doctoral programs. An honors program, study abroad, internships, student/faculty research and experiential learning communities round out the academic experience.
"We proudly serve the residents of the Kutztown Borough. Here in Kutztown Area School District we are very proud of our students, staff, and community."
-Christian Temchatin, Superintendent, Kutztown Area School District
Kutztown AREA School District
Greenwich-Lehnartsville Elementary School
Through the active involvement of our professional and caring staff, parents, and shared leadership, Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary offers all students a safe learning environment and a comprehensive educational program.
Kutztown Elementary School
KES provides our students with unique educational experiences that foster positive behaviors and the highest levels of academic achievement. Led by principal Deborah Barnes, KES is a vibrant building that provides rich experiences for all of our K-5 students.
Kutztown Area Middle School
The sole middle school in the Kutztown Area School District, KAMS serves over 300 students in grades 6-8 with with a variety of academic programs to help students maximize their potential, embrace change, and create the future.
Kutztown Area High School
Kutztown Area High School boasts academic excellence as well as numerous sports teams and clubs/activities in which they rival Berks County schools: Fleetwood and Brandywine. As a "one-to-one laptop initiative" school, every student at KAHS is provided with an Apple MacBook Air to use. Through student created projects, access to vast research databases and global communication abilities, students are preparing for the ever shrinking world we all live in.
KU's award-winning campus features modern labs, studios, living-learning communities, dining options and athletic/recreational facilities, providing students with an outstanding educational experience. Seated upon 289 acres KU's campus is a clean, green landscape strewn with the contrasting beauty of both vibrant blossoming nature and impressive bold architecture and facilities.
"Kutztown University is located on a beautiful campus on the western edge of the borough. The university and the borough are not only tied together by geography, but also by name, by culture, and by our common history. We are all works in progress - whether it's studying business, education, the liberal arts and sciences, the visual and performing arts, or through the countless activities on our campus, Kutztown University truly has something for everyone."
-Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, President, Kutztown University
Kutztown University's diverse facilities offer significant opportunities for learning, collaborating and exploring. The Academic Forum, for example, houses classrooms and lecture halls as well as a bustling food court and student lounge. Beginning in 2016, the newly renovated eateries include all-you-care-to-eat and 24/7 dining as well as recreational activities, computers and interactive cooking stations. Other facilities, like the visually stunning Boehm Science Center, Sharadin Art Building and Schaeffer Auditorium, offer innovative lab spaces, student art galleries, new music practice, performance facilities, great study spots and more. The best way to experience this beautiful campus is to visit - plan a trip to see for yourself!