The Watson Institute Friendship Academy

255 S. Negley Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0152
Tel: (412)365-3800
Grades: K-12 | 132 students
Friendship Academy operates an approved private elementary, middle and high school program for students ages 5-21 that can include mental health services for students who may need them.  Friendship Academy is licensed by the PA Departments of Education and Welfare.  Recognized as experts in the area of special education and mental health, Friendship Academy staff also provide training and consulting services to area agencies and school districts.  In addition, Friendship Academy is a training site for university programs in special education, social work, psychology, counseling, pediatrics and nursing.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 132 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Watson Institute Friendship Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is The Ellis School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is De Paul School For Hearing & Speech (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Ellis School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Pittsburgh
    De Paul School For Hearing & Speech
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-7 | 53 students
    0.5 miles
    6202 Alder St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-8 | 491 students
    0.5 miles
    325 Emerson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: NS-8 | 160 students
    0.6 miles
    201 S Winebiddle St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: 9-12 | 18 students
    0.7 miles
    5711 Howe St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: 1-8 | 207 students
    0.8 miles
    321 Edmond St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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