Pittsburgh Schools, Colleges & Universities

The Region

Do you have a family with school-aged kids? Read more about the many educational options available in the region, rankings and even English as a Second Language programs available.


A+ Schools – A Report on Public Schools in Pittsburgh
A+ Schools is an independent community advocate for improvement in student achievement. Our vision is a community mobilized to improve public education to produce successive generations of young people who thrive and who build their families and futures in Pittsburgh. Our purpose is to be a community force advancing the highest educational achievement and character development for every public school student.

Pittsburgh Public Schools

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3
A list of school districts and other resources in Allegheny County


Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools
The Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools is a non-profit, professional organization established in 1997 to foster collaboration among the member schools and to increase public awareness of the value of an independent school education. The Consortium is made up of thirteen schools: Aquinas Academy, The Campus School of Carlow University, Community Day School, The Ellis School, Fox Chapel Country Day School, Kiski School, The Linsly School, The Neighborhood Academy, St. Edmund’s Academy, Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy, Valley School of Ligonier, and Winchester Thurston School.

Aquinas Academy
Aquinas Academy in Greensburg, PA is a consolidated Catholic school begun in 1995 and sponsored by the Greensburg parishes of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Our Lady of Grace, Saint Bruno and The Church of St. Paul

Shady Side Academy
Nationally Respected, Grades PK-12

The Campus School
Private, co-ed, Catholic school in Pittsburgh for Pre-K thru 8

Brookline Regional Catholic School
This school emphasizes the importance of parental involvement and technology in a total quality education for students in grades K-8.

Canevin Catholic High School
Bishop Canevin Catholic High School is committed to respect for life, community building, and the achievement of justice through service to the school, parish, local community, and the world for students in grades 9-12. Located in the Carnegie/Crafton area of Pittsburgh.

Central Catholic High School
A college preparatory Roman Catholic High School for young men, established in 1927. Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Divine Mercy Academy
Divine Mercy Academy exits to form each child by instilling Catholic values and developing his or her own uniqueness. The school, for children preschool through grade 8, is located in Beaver Falls, PA.

Eden Christian Academy 
A private, Christian-centered, K-8 school located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA.

Greensburg Central Catholic High School
Private Catholic high school, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, offers several college courses for credit as well as advanced-placement classes.

Holy Trinity School
The Holy Trinity faculty and staff provide a well-rounded education to the children (preschool – grade 8) of Robinson Township and surrounding communities – rooted in Catholic values and based upon the principles of faith, hope and love.

North Catholic High School
Pittsburgh North Catholic believes that the education of their students must begin with the understanding and use of the principles of Christian values in their daily lives.

Oakland Catholic High School
An all girls Diocesan High School located across from St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland, PA.

Quigley Catholic High School
Quigley is the first and only regional Catholic high school in Beaver County. Quigley Catholic High School is nationally ranked as a "School of Excellence" (formerly known as the Acton Institute, Top 50 Catholic High Schools)  by the Cardinal Newman Society. 

Robinson Township Christian School
Their mission is to provide quality Christian education for children from preschool through twelfth grade. Located in McKees Rocks.

Serra Catholic High School
The foremost goal of Serra Catholic High School, located in McKeesport, PA, is to educate students in a Christian environment in which they feel valued and respected as persons.

St. Bonaventure School
St. Bonaventure, one of the top 25 innovative Catholic schools nationwide, is located in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.

St. Cyril of Alexandria School
This private Catholic school, located in Brighton Heights, has been preparing children for the world since 1929.

St. Joseph High School
This Catholic parish high school, located in Natrona Heights, PA, draws students from surrounding communities in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg.

St. Malachy School
St. Malachy serves the Coraopolis area with quality education from 3 year old pre-school through 8th grade.

St. Maurice Catholic School
Saint Maurice, a Catholic elementary school, serves the parish of Saint Maurice and the surrounding communities by providing instruction for students in kindergarten through grade eight.

St. Sebastian Catholic School
Saint Sebastian, one of the largest Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, offers a values-based education in the Catholic tradition for students of all faiths and backgrounds, from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Yeshiva Schools
A blue ribbon Jewish school for Jewish children of all ages, serving the Greater Pittsburgh community. There are also limited spaces available for out-of-town students.


Pennsylvania School Performance Profile
Find performance stats on any school in PA

School Digger
Find and compare local schools

Great Schools
Map and listing of top-ranked schools

A+ Schools
A+ Schools resources, including Titoring Fact Sheet, School Choice Fact Sheet and more
The Rankings:11th Grade
Ranking of Western Pennsylvania Schools based on PSSA Scores

The Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) is a voluntary, multi-purpose consortium of the ten accredited colleges and universities in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1966, the membership includes Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, La Roche University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students


Pittsburgh Public Schools ESL Programs

Adult English As a Second Language Programs in Allegheny County

Primary and Secondary School (or K-12) English As a Second Language Programs in Allegheny County

The official site of the “Test of English as a Foreign Language”, an Educational Testing Service program that provides the English proficiency test for international students planning to study in the United States. Included in the site are information about the test and locations where the test is administered. The test is given in Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh and at Sylvan Learning Centers.