Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities.
Founded more than 100 years ago as a facility to provide the best education for boys and girls who were blind, the School has never wavered from this mandate.
As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 175 students annually from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania.
Students may enroll at age three and they can continue until 21.
The curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of life skills.
Teachers and therapists collaborate on planning and implementing effective, individualized educational programs.
Residential facilities are available for those students who live in outlying districts.
Some pre-school age students have the single disability of blindness and their early training will prepare them for eventually completing their education in a public school.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered n/a

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oakland Catholic High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is University Child Development Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is University Child Development Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • PittsburghOakland Catholic High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    144 North Craig Street
    PittsburghPA15213
    (412)682-6633
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.2 mi | 579 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PittsburghCentral Catholic High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    4720 5th Ave
    PittsburghPA15213
    (412)621-8189
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 840 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PittsburghUniversity Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    635 Clyde Street
    PittsburghPA15260
    (412)383-2100
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.3 mi | 15 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • PittsburghFalk Laboratory School
    4060 Allequippa St
    PittsburghPA15261
    (412)624-8020
    0.4 mi | 352 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • PittsburghSmall Wonders At Upmc
    Daycare / Preschool
    425 N Craig St Ste 401
    PittsburghPA15213
    (412)687-3677
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.4 mi | 5 students | Gr. KG                      

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