Top 20 Best Pittsburgh Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 114 private schools serving 16,774 students in Pittsburgh, PA (there are 153 public schools, serving 73,069 public students). 19% of all K-12 students in Pittsburgh, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
The top ranked private schools in Pittsburgh, PA include Oakland Catholic High School, Shady Side Academy and Shady Side Academy Middle School.
The average tuition cost is $13,358, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,237.
41% of private schools in Pittsburgh, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Pittsburgh Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Bishop Canevin High School
Bishop Canevin High School Photo - Bishop Canevin High School first opened in 1959 as a co-educational Catholic High School.
(Catholic)
2700 Morange Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 922-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
3333 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 578-6158
Grades: PK-8
| 268 students
Central Catholic High School
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
4720 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 208-3422
Grades: 9-12
| 833 students
205 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 781-7927
Grades: PK-8
| 207 students
Community Day School
(Jewish)
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-1100
Grades: NS-8
| 269 students
Eden Christian Academy
Eden Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
206 Siebert Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-8055
Grades: PK-12
| 677 students
The Ellis School
The Ellis School Photo
All-girls
(18)
6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-5992
Grades: PK-12
| 403 students
4060 Allequippa St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 624-8020
Grades: K-8
| 386 students
The Glen Montessori School
The Glen Montessori School Photo - The Glen Montessori School is dedicated to providing an enriching Montessori education where all children thrive.
Montessori School
(1)
950 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 318-4885
Grades: PK-6
| 213 students
Hillel Academy Pittsburgh
(Jewish)
5685 Beacon St
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-8131
Grades: PK-12
| 321 students
Holy Cross Academy
(Catholic)
307 Siebert Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-7171
Grades: PK-8
| 366 students
Imani Christian Academy
(Christian)
(1)
2150 E Hills Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 731-7982
Grades: PK-12
| 198 students
Mother of Mercy Academy
(Catholic)
5200 Greenridge Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 882-3353
Grades: PK-8
| 359 students
3854 Brighton Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 761-5043
Grades: PK-8
| 214 students
Oakland Catholic High School
Oakland Catholic High School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
144 N Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-6633
Grades: 9-12
| 453 students
Pace School
Pace School Photo
Special Education School
2432 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 244-1900
Grades: 1-12
| 84 students
Pittsburgh New Church School
Special Program Emphasis
299 Le Roi Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 731-0122
Grades: K-8
| 20 students
Sacred Heart Elementary School
(Catholic)
325 Emerson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 441-1582
Grades: PK-8
| 433 students
St. Bede School
(Catholic)
6920 Edgerton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 661-9425
Grades: PK-8
| 274 students
St. Benedict The Moor School
(Catholic)
2900 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 682-3755
Grades: K-8
| 208 students
St. Bernard School
(Catholic)
401 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 341-5444
Grades: PK-8
| 353 students
St. John The Baptist School
St. John The Baptist School Photo - THE LAST SUPPER Our second and third grade students portrayed Our Lord's Last Supper
(Catholic)
418 Unity Center Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
(412) 793-0555
Grades: K-8
| 278 students
St. Louise De Marillac School
(Catholic)
310 Mcmurray Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 835-0600
Grades: PK-8
| 500 students
St. Philip School
(Catholic)
52 W Crafton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 928-2742
Grades: PK-8
| 272 students
St. Rosalia Academy
(Catholic)
411 Greenfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(412) 421-5766
Grades: PK-8
| 121 students
St. Thomas More Continuation School
(Catholic)
(1)
134 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-1412
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
Seton-la Salle High School
Seton-la Salle High School Photo - Seton LaSalle Catholic High School
(Catholic)
(4)
1000 McNeilly Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
(412) 561-3583
Grades: 9-12
| 390 students
Shady Lane School
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
100 North Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 243-4040
Grades: NS-PK
| 130 students
Shady Side Academy
Shady Side Academy Photo - Shady Side Academy Senior School resides on a 130- acre campus which offers incredible facilities and resources that enable students to fuel their passions. Advanced level courses, teachers that motivate and support, and a college-like campus all help to prepare students for college and beyond.
(2)
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 968-3179
Grades: PK-12
| 1,221 students
620 Squaw Run Road East
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-8644
Grades: PK-5
| 119 students
400 S Braddock
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 968-3179
Grades: PK-5
| 322 students
500 Squaw Run Road East
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 968-3100
Grades: 6-8
| 213 students
Trinity Christian School
Trinity Christian School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(1)
299 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 242-8886
Grades: K-12
| 450 students
The University School
5711 Howe St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-7182
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Vincentian Academy
Vincentian Academy Photo
(Catholic)
8100 Mcknight Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(502) 348-1515
Grades: 9-12
| 190 students
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
434 Ormsby Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 381-3557
Grades: PK-8
| 323 students
2001 Ardmore Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 351-5403
Grades: PK-8
| 193 students
3021 Landis Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15204
(412) 331-4529
Grades: PK-8
| 194 students
4072 Franklin Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 931-2330
Grades: K-8
| 108 students
5811 Curry Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 653-1500
Grades: PK-8
| 129 students
1734 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 279-6611
Grades: PK-8
| 221 students
120 Robinson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-1129
Grades: K-9
| 178 students
321 Edmond St
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 621-5199
Grades: PK-8
| 182 students
St. Matthew Christian Academy (Closed 2006)
Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
600 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-6662
Grades: PK-8
| 41 students
1154 Chislett St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-0288
Grades: PK-8
| 172 students
30 W Willock Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
(412) 882-8593
Grades: PK-8
| 127 students
7150 Highland Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 464-4095
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students
7436 Mcclure Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 371-8587
Grades: PK-8
| 268 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Pittsburgh, PA?
The top ranked private schools in Pittsburgh, PA include Oakland Catholic High School, Shady Side Academy and Shady Side Academy Middle School.
How many private schools are located in Pittsburgh, PA?
114 private schools are located in Pittsburgh, PA.
How much do private schools cost in Pittsburgh, PA?
The average tuition cost is $13,358, which is higher than the Pennsylvania private school average tuition cost of $12,237.
How diverse are private schools in Pittsburgh, PA?
Pittsburgh, PA private schools are approximately 25% minority students, which is lower than the Pennsylvania private school average of 26%.
What percentage of students in Pittsburgh, PA go to private school?
19% of all K-12 students in Pittsburgh, PA are educated in private schools (compared to the PA state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Pittsburgh, PA?
41% of private schools in Pittsburgh, PA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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