Squirrel Hills offers its residents nationally ranked public and private schools, and internationally renowned colleges and universities. Parents of children in Squirrel Hill 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 are within an easy bus ride, bike ride, or drive.


PreK-12 Schools

Pre-SchoolsAddressPhoneDistrict Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Minadeo6502 Lilac St., 15217412-422-3520
Community Day School6424 Forward Ave., 15217412-521-1100 
Congregation Beth Shalom5915 Beacon St., 15217412-421-5923 
Hillel Academy5685 Beacon St., 15217412-521-8131 
Jewish Community Center5738 Forbes Ave., 15217412-521-8010 
Yeshiva Schools2100 Wightman St., 15217412-422-7315 
Carlow University Campus School3333 Fifth Ave., 15213412-578-6158 
Carriage House Children’s Center5604 Solway St., 15217412-421-0300 
Shady Lane100 N. Braddock Ave., 15208412-243-4040 

Pittsburgh Public Schools (excludes 19 magnet programs)
Elementary Schools  
Pittsburgh Colfax2332 Beechwood Blvd., 15217412-422-3525Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Linden725 S Linden Ave., 15208412-665-2035Fact Sheet
Pittsburgh Minadeo6502 Lilac St., 15217412-422-3520Fact Sheet

Middle Schools 
Pittsburgh Colfax2332 Beechwood Blvd., 15217412-422-3525Fact Sheet
Sterrett Classical Academy7100 Reynolds St., 15208412-247-7870Fact Sheet

High Schools  
Taylor Allderdice 2409 Shady Ave., 15217412-422-4800Fact Sheet

Public Charter Schools (excludes 9 charters in other parts of the city)
Environmental Charter SchoolPrimary: 309 S Braddock Ave
Intermediate: 829 Milton St
Middle: 5525 Columbo St
Propel Hazelwood K-85401 Glenwood Ave., 15207412-325-0492 

Private Schools
Religious – Jewish  
Community Day School6424 Forward Ave., 15217412-521-1100 
Hillel5685 Beacon St., 15217412-521-8131 
Yeshiva2100 Wightman St., 15217412-422-7315 

Religious – Catholic 
Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University3333 Fifth Ave., 15213412-578-6158 
St. Bede6920 Edgerton Ave., 15208412-661-9425 
Sacred Heart325 Emerson St., 15206412-441-1582 
Central Catholic4720 Fifth Ave., 15213412-621-8189 
Oakland Catholic144 N. Craig St., 15213412-682-6633 

Ellis School6425 Fifth Ave., 15206412-661-5992 
Falk SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh, 15261412-624-8024 
St. Edmund’s Academy5705 Darlington Road, 15217412-521-1907 
Shady Side Junior Academy400 S. Braddock Ave., 15221412-473-4400 
Shady Side Middle Academy500 Squaw Run Road East, 15238412-968-3100 
Shady Side Senior Academy423 Fox Chapel Road, 15238412-968-3000 
Waldorf School of Pittsburgh201 S. Winebiddle St., 15224412-441-5792 
Winchester Thurston School555 Morewood Ave., 15213412-578-7500 

Colleges and Universities 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.
Carlow University Carlow University is a private, liberal arts university in Oakland. Offering small classes, on-site and online programs, and generous financial aid, Carlow provides an exceptional education within a compassionate community rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
Carnegie Mellon University Located in Squirrel Hill and Oakland, Carnegie Mellon is a global leader in technology that is ranked in the top 25 National Universities by U.S. News and World Report. CMU is also home to a world-renowned School of Drama.
Chatham University Founded in 1869, Chatham University in Squirrel Hill has an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability & health; business & communications; and the arts & sciences.
Duquesne University Located in Uptown Pittsburgh, Duquesne is one of the leading major private, Catholic universities in the U.S. Its 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. 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 private, Catholic, co-educational college north of 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 affiliated with 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.