Providence Heights Alpha School

A private, Catholic, Pre-K-8 School, welcoming children of all faiths, located on the campus of the Sisters of Divine Providence; we enjoy facilities that include the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel, primary/ upper school science labs, a swimming pool, auditorium, lunchroom, gymnasium, a newly renovated library and Ketteler Center for Arts and Enrichment which houses Art, Music, fitness Studios and Robotics room.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 156 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Providence Heights Alpha School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,200
Tuition Notes Prek $6950. Discounts available for La Roche college employees
Admissions Director Claire Hartman

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AV Club, Adventure Club, Alpha Choir, Altar Services, Book Clubs, Brownies, Chess Club, Creativity Though Cooking, Cross Country, FLL Robotics, Fall/Spring Soccer, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Girls Volleyball, Girls/Boys Basketball, Intramurals Grades K-8, Jump Rope Club, Martial Arts, Math Club, Musical Theatre, PA Junior Academy of Science, Piano, Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Robotics Club, STEM Club, School Band, Service Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club AV Club, Adventure Club, Alpha Choir, Altar Services, Book Clubs, Brownies, Chess Club, Cross Country, FLL Robotics, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Jump Rope Club, Martial Arts, Math Club, Piano, Robotics Club, STEM Club, School Band, Service Club, Yearbook Club, Creativity Though Cooking,
Fall/Spring Soccer,
Girls Volleyball,
Girls/Boys Basketball,
Intramurals Grades K-8,
Musical Theatre,
PA Junior Academy of Science,
Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Rigorous academic program with hands on, experiential approach developing the whole child. Traditional and innovative approach and techniques with 15:1 ratio. Specials include spanish, STEM lab, Computer Tech, library, art, music, swim, even at the Pre-K level. Focus on writing, math, science with 8th grade engaging in chemistry and Physics. Extensive after school programs, several competitve sports options. We even have a private chapel for weekly mass where all faiths are welcome. 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Vincentian Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Upmc Passavant Children's House Ii (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Upmc Passavant Children's House Ii (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-KG | 24 students
    0.3 miles
    9100 Babcock Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412)367-5285
    0.3PK-KG
    24
  • Pittsburgh
    Vincentian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 231 students
    1.5 miles
    8100 Mcknight Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412)364-1616
    1.59-12
    231
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK | 26 students
    1.6 miles
    8701 Perry Highway
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412)369-3722
    1.6PK
    26
  • Wexford
    Grades: PK-8 | 362 students
    2.2 miles
    10090 Old Perry Hwy
    Wexford, PA 15090
    (724)935-3940
    2.2PK-8
    362
  • Allison Park
    Grades: NS-K | 88 students
    2.4 miles
    2379 Wyland Ave
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    (412)487-2700
    2.4NS-K
    88

School Reviews

5.0  2/10/2014
We have been Alpha parents for 7 years and have been delighted with the school. Academically, it is first-rate. Our children are taught how to think creatively, reason, and solve problems, not just how to take tests. The curriculum is challenging and varied, with programs in Chinese, Spanish, Robotics, swim, and more. STEM from Kindergarten (including, e.g., a dedicated K-3 science teacher with lab). Small class sizes and wonderful faculty create a nurturing and caring environment, within individual attention. The school celebrates its Catholicism while also welcoming those of all faiths and embracing a diversity of ideas. Our children love going to school.
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