Situated northeast of the City of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel is only twelve miles from the Golden Triangle. The Borough covers nearly eight and one-half square miles and is surrounded by the Borough of Aspinwall and the Townships of O’Hara, Indiana and Harmar. With the exception of churches, private clubs and private schools, Fox Chapel is 100 percent residential.
Fox Chapel Borough continually strives to protect and maintain its unique ambience. Our wooded hills and parklands with miles of walking trails and residential developments with lot sizes that average one acre or greater are a valuable regional asset. Fox Chapel is a classic example of what can be done to preserve a rural atmosphere that includes tree protection and steep slope preservation in the very midst of urbanization. The services provided to residents such as garage door trash pickup and curbside leaf pickup is second to none. The Borough’s close proximity to the business and cultural hub of downtown Pittsburgh as well as Shady Side Academy, private clubs and its award-winning Fox Chapel Area School District make Fox Chapel a premier community in which to live.
Current student demographics
As of October 2017.
|Subset||Number of students||Percent|
|Black or African American||64||4.75%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||2||0.15%|
Test scores and other notable achievements
•The Fox Chapel Area Keystone Exam pass rates for 11th graders have also all increased, and more than 90 percent of students are passing the Agebra I, literature, and biology exams.
•In 2013-2014, Fox Chapel Area exceeded the standards for student academic growth in 26 percent of the categories. In 2015-2016, Fox Chapel Area exceeded the standards for student academic growth in 80 percent of the categories.
•A total of 321 students graduated in the class of 2017, and 89.5 percent of the class is enrolled in some form of continuing education.
•The high school was recognized for Programs of Distinction in Visual Arts in 2015 and received Exemplary Educational Program Credentials in music and school counseling in 2012 from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
•Fox Chapel Area High School has been awarded Silver Medal rankings by U.S.News & World Report over the past decade and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top high schools by Newsweek.
•The high school is also ranked among the top 200 high schools in the nation and received an “A+ Overall Niche Grade” on niche.com.
•The school was also named among the 2017 Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
•Fox Chapel Area High School's Orchestra Director, Mrs. Mairi Cooper was named Pennsylvania's 2015 teacher of the year.
- Reb Beach - guitarist
- Adam Bisnowaty - NFL football player for the New York Giants.
- Gaelen Gilliland - musical theater actress
- Jeff Habay - Pennsylvania State Representative
- Eddie Ifft - stand-up comedian
- Michael Mitnick - screenplay writer for The Giver
- Anisha Nagarajan (2002) - actress and singer
- Beth Stern - television personality and actress
- Rick Strom - professional football player and football commentator
- William Thomas - professional ice hockey player
- Leo Wisniewski - professional football player