Squirrel Hills offers its residents nationally ranked public and private schools, and internationally renowned colleges and universities. Parents of children in the 14th Ward can choose from a broad array of educational options, both in the public and the private school sector. Many of these public, private and religious options are located in Squirrel Hill or Point Breeze or are within an easy drive. With so many options, it can be a daunting task for parents to select the right school for their child.


Pre-Schools Address District Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Minadeo 6502 Lilac St., 15217 412-422-3520 Fact Sheet
Community Day School 6424 Forward Ave., 15217 412-521-1100
Congregation Beth Shalom 5915 Beacon St., 15217 412-421-5923
Hillel Academy 5685 Beacon St., 15217 412-521-8131
Jewish Community Center 5738 Forbes Ave., 15217 412-521-8010
Yeshiva Schools 2100 Wightman St., 15217 412-422-7315
Carlow University Campus School 3333 Fifth Ave., 15213 412-578-6158
Carriage House Children’s Center 5604 Solway St., 15217 412-421-0300
Shady Lane 100 N. Braddock Ave., 15208 412-243-4040

Pittsburgh Public Schools
Elementary Schools
Pittsburgh Colfax 2332 Beechwood Blvd., 15217 412-422-3525 Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Minadeo 6502 Lilac St., 15217 412-422-3520 Fact Sheet

Magnet Elementary School
 Linden Academy 725 S. Linden Ave., 15208 412-665-3996 Fact Sheet
 Liberty Elementary 601 Filbert St., 15232 412-622-8450 Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Montessori 201 South Graham St., 15206 412-247-7880 Fact Sheet

Middle Schools
Sterrett Classical Academy 7100 Reynolds St., 15208 412-247-7870 Fact Sheet

Magnet Middle Schools
Sterrett Classical Academy 7100 Reynolds St., 15208 412-247-7870 Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Obama 107 Thackeray St., 15213 412-622-5980 Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh CAPA 5525 Columbo St., 15206 412-665-2000 Fact Sheet

High Schools
Taylor Allderdice  2409 Shady Ave., 15217 412-422-4800 Fact Sheet

Magnet High Schools
Pittsburgh Obama 4101 Bigelow Blvd., 15213 412-622-8200 Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh CAPA 111 Ninth St., 15222 412-338-6100 Fact Sheet

Public Charter Schools
Career Connections Charter High School 4412 Butler St., 15201 412-682-1816
City Charter High School  717 Liberty Ave., Suite 900, 15222 412-690-2489
Manchester Academic Charter School 1214 Liverpool St., 15233 412-322-0585
Northside Urban Pathways Charter School  914 Penn Ave., 15222 412-392-4601
PA Learners Online Regional Cyber
Charter School
475 E. Waterfront Dr,
Homestead 15120
Propel Charter School-Homestead 129 E. 10th Ave., Homestead 15120 412-464-2604
Renaissance Academy of Pgh
Alternative of Hope Charter School
120 S. Whitfield St., 15206 412-362-8818
Urban League of Pittsburgh Charter School 327 N. Negley Ave., 15206 412-361-1008

Private Schools
Religious – Jewish
Community Day School 6424 Forward Ave., 15217 412-521-1100
Hillel 5685 Beacon St., 15217 412-521-8131
Yeshiva 2100 Wightman St., 15217 412-422-7315
Mesivta 1400 Summit St., 15131 412-678-8952.

Religious – Catholic
Carlow University Campus School 3333 Fifth Ave., 15213 412-578-6158
St. Bede 6920 Edgerton Ave., 15208 412-661-9425
Sacred Heart 325 Emerson St., 15206 412-441-1582
St. Rosalia 411 Greenfield Ave., 15207 412-521-3005
Central Catholic 4720 Fifth Ave., 15213 412-621-8189
Oakland Catholic 144 N. Craig St., 15213 412-682-6633

Ellis School 6425 Fifth Ave., 15206 412-661-5992
Falk School University of Pittsburgh, 15261 412-624-8024
St. Edmund’s Academy 5705 Darlington Road, 15217 412-521-1907
Shady Side Junior Academy 400 S. Braddock Ave., 15221 412-473-4400
Shady Side Middle Academy 500 Squaw Run Road East, 15238 412-968-3100
Shady Side Senior Academy 423 Fox Chapel Road, 15238 412-968-3000
Waldorf School of Pittsburgh 201 S. Winebiddle St., 15224 412-441-5792
Winchester Thurston School 555 Morewood Ave., 15213 412-578-7500

Colleges and University In and Around Squirrel Hill

College Description
Allegheny College Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 80 national liberal arts colleges in the country, Allegheny College in Meadville is known for academic quality and its personalized undergraduate program.
Duquesne University Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is oneof the leading major private, Catholic universities in the U.S. It’s 9400 students come from 90 nations around the world. Recognized as one of the safest urban campuses in the U.S. by USA Today.
Geneva College A private Christian college of liberal arts and sciences located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Student body enrollment is a little over 2000.
Grove City College Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, provides a high-quality liberal and professional education with an emphasis on Christian principals.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania IUP, the smallest BIG public university in Pennsylvania, is located northeast of Pittsburgh in Indiana,Pennsylvania. Known affectionately as a “Public Ivy” school, IUP is has three campuses and an annual enrollment of 14,000.
LaRoche College Ranked as one of the safest four-year college campuses in the United States, La Roche is a co-educational Catholic college located in Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania State University The main University Park campus is located about 3 hours east of Pittsburgh in State College, Pennsylvania, but Penn State also offers several Pittsburgh area campuses including Penn State McKeesport and Penn State New Kensington.
Point Park University This independent, co-educational liberal arts university located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh puts an emphasis on career-based education. Best known for its programs in theatre, dance, business, education, and journalism and communications.
Robert Morris University An independent, co-educational institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the 230 acre Moon Township campus has over 3000 students, while the Pittsburgh campus features a college atmosphere in a business setting.
Saint Vincent College A four-year Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college located in the Laurel Highlands region near Latrobe, PA (about 40 miles from Pittsburgh). SVC has been named by several leading magazines as one of the best college buys in the U.S.
Seton Hill University located in Greensburg, PA, east of Pittsburgh is a small liberal arts school with an excellent student/teacher ratio. Offers the opportunity to design your own major!
Slippery Rock University One of the largest campuses in western PA, SRU s a public university located on 600 acres just 50 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh. This liberal-arts school enjoys an enrollment of some 7,600 students in more than 100 degree programs.
University of Pittsburgh Founded in 1787, the Pittsburgh Academy was located in a log cabin near Pittsburgh’s three rivers. It is now a state-related, public research university with 32,300 students and 9,600 faculty members, research associates, and staff.
Washington and Jefferson College Founded in 1781, W&J is one of America’s oldest, national liberal arts colleges. Internationally known for its pre-law and pre-health programs. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh.
Westminster College Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked first in the country in graduation rate performance among national liberal arts college, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is the most affordable national liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.