Providence Heights Alpha School

9000 Babcock Blvd
Allison Park, PA 15101-0151
     Tel: (412)366-4455
Grades: K - 8 | 210 students
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A private, Catholic, 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 Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 210 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,550
Admissions Director Patricia Kachmar


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AV Club, Adventure Club, Alpha Choir, Altar Services, Brownies, Chess Club, Creativity Though Cooking, Cross Country, Faithful Finances, Fall/Spring Soccer, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Girls Volleyball, Girls/Boys Basketball, Intramurals Grades K-8, Jump Rope Club, Lab Ratz, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Math Club, Musical Theatre, Newspaper, PA Junior Academy of Science, Piano, Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Robotics Club, School Band, Self Defense, Service Club, Simple Machines, Student Council, Video Game Design, Yearbook Club AV Club, Adventure Club, Alpha Choir, Altar Services, Brownies, Chess Club, Cross Country, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Jump Rope Club, Lab Ratz, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Math Club, Newspaper, Piano, Robotics Club, School Band, Self Defense, Service Club, Yearbook Club, Creativity Though Cooking,
Faithful Finances,
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,
Simple Machines,
Student Council,
Video Game Design,

School Notes:

• Student/teacher ratio 15: 1 • Diverse student body • Extensive extra curricular activities • Competitive sports programs & intramurals • Before and extended day program • Spanish, Chinese language, Asset Science

Profile last updated: 10/08/2013

Nearby 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)
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  • PittsburghUpmc Passavant Children's House Ii
    Daycare / Preschool
    9100 Babcock Blvd
    PittsburghPA 15237
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.3 mi | 24 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Allison ParkTlc Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    8801 Peebles Rd.
    Allison ParkPA 15101
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.7 mi | 18 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • PittsburghVincentian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    8100 Mcknight Rd
    PittsburghPA 15237
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    1.5 mi | 231 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PittsburghCcac North Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    8701 Perry Highway
    PittsburghPA 15237
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.6 mi | 26 students | Gr. PK                      
  • WexfordSaint Alexis Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    10090 Old Perry Hwy
    WexfordPA 15090
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.2 mi | 362 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
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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