Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) is a Catholic college preparatory school, educating and transforming young men and women in grades 9-12 in the Felician Franciscan tradition. Students at OLSH are well-prepared to find success in post-secondary studies, and alumni are leaders in a vast range of professions.
  • OLSH's family atmosphere fosters personal growth and its students are enriched with challenging courses, unique electives and activities, and comprehensive athletics and arts programs.
  • OLSH educates and transforms each student with a wide range of academic, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1932

Student Body

Total Students295 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics I, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, AP World History, Honors French IV (for college credit), Honors Spanish IV (for college credit), Statistics
Average SAT score1155
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms; ties for boys)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,850
Tuition NotesFee: $500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,600
Admissions DirectorJessica Sellman '02
Admissions AssociateKelly Pontiere


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Ice HockeySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Character Alliance, Charger Allies, Chess Club, Forensics (Speech & Debate), Junior Achievement, Model UN, National Honor Society, Opera Club, Pro-Life Club, SADD, Stem Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Tree Huggers Environmental Awareness

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Chorus, Christmas Play, Dance Team, Drama Club (Theatre Thursdays), Fall Play, Pep Band, Show Choir, Spring Musical

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: 9-12 | 402 students
    10.9 miles
    1000 McNeilly Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    (412) 561-3583
    10.9 9-12
  • Cranberry Township
    Grades: 9-12 | 593 students
    13.4 miles
    1617 Rt. 228
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    (412) 321-4823
    13.4 9-12
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-12 | 649 students
    8.2 miles
    206 Siebert Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 364-8055
    8.2 PK-12
  • Pittsburgh
    Oakland Catholic High School
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 541 students
    11.6 miles
    144 North Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412) 682-6633
    11.6 9-12
  • Pittsburgh
    Vincentian Academy
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    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 231 students
    8 miles
    8100 Mcknight Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 364-1616
    8 9-12

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