Pace School is a state licensed Approved Private School and Partial Hospitalization Program serving children, K-12 with emotional disturbance or Autism, from school districts in Allegheny and surrounding counties.
The school`s programs integrate both educational and mental health/behavioral services for each child. The school calendar, daily schedule, classroom team structure, curriculum and daily procedures are designed to support students emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Pace offers EBP (Evidence Based Practices) for mental health problems that our patients exhibit at school, with peers, or at home.
In addition, mental health therapists at Pace match interventions to a child`s particular problems rather than to a broad diagnostic category.

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Pace School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Pervasive Development Delay, Specific Learning Disability
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Pace School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Admissions Team


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Pace School supports and builds positive relationships with students and families.  By blending academic and behavioral services into their learning environment, students achieve maximum benefits including: Academic, school/life-management skills, return to public school, ready to learn, diversion from psychiatric or in-patient hospitalizations.
  • Our model integrates these evidence based principles for a dynamic child focused approach: EducationBehavior management, Mental health, Social and emotional development. As a Pennsylvania Approved Private School, Pace`s students receive more support than in a traditional special education classroom. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Pace School offer a summer program?

Yes, Pace School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Pace School offer?

Pace School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Football and Intramural Sports Only.

What is Pace School's ranking?

Pace School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Pace School?

The application deadline for Pace School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Pittsburgh, PA is $11,073 for elementary schools and $16,941 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pittsburgh, PA is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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