Educational Community

Educational Community

The Saint Clair Area School District is located in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. While small in population with less than 7,000 residents, the district encompasses approximately 48 square miles comprised of the boroughs of Middleport, New Philadelphia, and Saint Clair combined with the townships of Blythe, East Norwegian, and New Castle.  The district’s proximity to Interstates 80 and 81 allows for easy access to metropolitan areas.  The district has relationships with local businesses including those within the Saint Clair Industrial Park and Coal Creek Commerce Center.  The district has experienced recent growth due to the expansion of Coal Creek and the planned Northpoint Development distribution centers in the area of the former Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

The Saint Clair Area School District has one school building, Saint Clair Area Elementary/Middle School for students Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The school itself is situated on one full neighborhood block in Saint Clair giving a unique setting in the rural school district.  The district has a partnership with Child Development, which educates preschool children within the Elementary/Middle School in the Kindergarten wing.  The Child Development program earned a PA Keystone STARS 4 Rating and progressively serves students and their families through Head Start and Pre-K Counts with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in addition to academics.  The Saint Clair Area School District has had tuition agreements with Pottsville Area School District since the 1989-1990 school year for 9th – 12th grade students to attend Pottsville Area High School.  High school students also have access to 21 programs of study in Schuylkill Technology Centers.

A variety of athletics, clubs, and program opportunities are offered to Saint Clair Area Elementary/Middle School students including:
  • ACHIEVE After School Program
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Basketball
  • Big Impact
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Challenge Class
  • Chess Club
  • Chorus
  • Counseling4Careers/Spark
  • Cross Country (cooperative with Pottsville Area School District)
  • Envirothon
  • Field Trips
  • Football (cooperative with Pottsville Area School District)
  • Honor Society
  • Law Day
  • Math 24 and Math Counts
  • Porcupine Pat
  • Saint Clair News Network
  • Saints Club
  • School Dances
  • Ski Club
  • Softball
  • Spelling Bee
  • STEM K’nex
  • Student Council
  • Tech Club
  • Track & Field (cooperative with Pottsville Area School District)
  • Tutoring
  • What’s So Cool About Manufacturing
  • Wrestling (cooperative with Pottsville Area School District)
  • Yearbook
  • Youth Summit
A greater focus on building positive relationships and decision making is reflected in the HALO Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports programming and reward system.

Along with these activities, the school building and facilities serve as the hub of our community.  Family events to showcase student work and performances include Arts Fest, Book Fairs, Title I Family Nights, Career programming, and more.  Various organizations such as Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, Biddy Basketball, Midget Football, Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Travel Baseball, Travel Basketball, VFW, and YMCA use the school facilities for activities throughout the year.

Resource links:
Big Impact (formerly Big Brothers/Big Sisters):
Borough of Saint Clair:
Census data analysis from ProximityOne:
Child Development:
Northpoint Develpment:
Pottsville Area High School:
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29: and
Schuylkill Technology Centers: and