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Teenagers demonstrate greater academic achievement in smaller, more intimate learning environments. We have a proven record of helping students with a diversity of needs and learning styles. Academic standards are high in a low-pressure community at The Oakland School.

  • College Preparatory
  • Programs for the Gifted
  • Community Service Program
  • Support for the Underachiever
  • Fine Arts Program
  • Career Exploration Program
  • Adult Mentoring

The Oakland School

A Small, Non-Public, Non-Sectarian High School

Grades 8 – 12

Financial aid available

Our Third Decade Founded in 1982

Community: The Oakland School is a non-profit, co-educational high school, located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The school draws students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Accreditation: The Oakland School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the United Private Academic Schools Association of Pennsylvania.

Enrollment: up to 70 students in all secondary grades.

Student Range: Gifted to the average, as well as those who have special needs.

Class Size: There is a 6:1 student-teacher ratio and the average class size is 6.

Programs: The academic program offers a curriculum in communications, mathematics, arts, humanities, science, social studies, foreign languages and computer education.

Extra-curricular activities provide participation in writing workshop, play production, Utopia magazine, student council, chess, yearbook, social activities, and others.

Gifted Programs are available to challenge the highly motivated learner.

Community Service: All students must perform community service to fulfill graduation requirements.

Staff: The school is directed by a teacher-administration team. Certified professional teachers provide the educational leadership and instruction for the student body. An experienced counselor aids students in scholastic development and other needs, including applications to the college of choice.

362 Mckee Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


A proven record of helping students with a diversity of needs and learning styles.