Holy Family of Nazareth founded Holy Family Institute as an orphanage.
The orphanage served children in need of care because of the grim realities of life in the industrial Western Pennsylvania: mine disaster, mill accident, and illness.
As social conditions changed, Holy Family Institute changed too. Today, with a philosophy based on compassion and faith, Holy Family helps families across Pennsylvania who are struggling with abuse, emotional and behavioral problems, learning disorders, and other debilitating situations.
At an age when most children are concerned about their favorite flavor of ice cream, Thomas could hear his small tummy rumbling after days without food and worried about when his next meal would come.
At a time when most children strive to attract hugs and kisses from their parents, Thomas so feared the wrath of his mother that he would cower under the kitchen table when she would come home drunk or high to avoid being screamed at, kicked, or slammed against the wall as so often happened when she bothered to come home at all.
Thankfully for 6-year old Thomas, and the hundreds of children like him in our community, there is an answer.
For more than a century, Holy Family Institute has been a home to thousands of children like Thomas, and has supported families in need of physical, emotional and spiritual help.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-11
  • Enrollment: 87 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Holy Family Institutional Day School East ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-11

Student Body

Total Students
87 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Holy Family Institutional Day School East Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The application deadline for Holy Family Institutional Day School East is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3-11
  • Enrollment: 87 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Allegheny County, PA is $9,746 for elementary schools and $14,753 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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