A Private, Independent, Catholic, PreK-8 school, welcoming children of all faiths, located on a 40 acre campus in the North Hills. Rigorous academics combine the traditional and innovative. Excellent high school preparation in all disciplines, especially science and math with classes in computer technology and the arts. Over 90 years of success and a long history of excellence with students consistently achieving academic scholarships in high school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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  • Northern Connection Cover Article - 06/08/2022
    Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Providence Heights Alpha School has been dedicated to providing students from PreK to Eighth Grade with an advanced, rigorous, and relevant ...morecurriculum in a nurturing and caring environment since 1926. hide

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Prek $7550. Discounts available for La Roche college employees and employees of Sisters of Divine Providence
Admissions Director
Heather Parker


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Altar Services, Book Clubs, Brownies, Ecoexplorers, Forensics, Math Club, PA Junior Academy of Science, Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, School Band, STEM Club, Student Council, Tennis Lessons

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Lessons, Musical Theatre, Piano

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Creativity Though Cooking, Cross Country, Fall/Spring Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls/Boys Basketball

School Notes

  • Rigorous academic program with hands on, experiential approach developing the whole child. Traditional and innovative approach and techniques with 15:1 ratio. Specials include spanish, STEM lab, Computer Tech, library, art, music, swim, most even at the Pre-K level. Focus on writing, math, science with 8th grade engaging in Chemistry and Physics. Extensive after school programs, several competitve sports options. We even have a private chapel for weekly mass where all faiths are welcome. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
my granddaughter switched to Alpha when her family had to make a difficult relocation. She loved her old school but Alpha has welcomed her and she has had a wonderful experience there. So much so that her younger sister will join her next year. She is learning a lot both academically and socially, plays sports, and has made friends. it is a tight and caring community of students, teachers, and parents.
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We have been at Alpha for 9 years with two children. Both very intelligent and driven but with their own style. The school focuses on a whole child approach which individualized the academics and the method for each of them so they both developed. My son is very shy and my daughter very outgoing. They have both been challenged, nurtured, and guided towards outstanding outcome. Kids are taught skills such as note-taking, organization, public speaking, leadership, outlining, research, graphing calculators, etc. They are truly set up to have a high level of success in any high school. When it was time for high school searching, it really felt like the high schools are trying to impress my son to select them.
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We have been Alpha parents for 7 years and have been delighted with the school. Academically, it is first-rate. Our children are taught how to think creatively, reason, and solve problems, not just how to take tests. The curriculum is challenging and varied, with programs in Chinese, Spanish, Robotics, swim, and more. STEM from Kindergarten (including, e.g., a dedicated K-3 science teacher with lab). Small class sizes and wonderful faculty create a nurturing and caring environment, within individual attention. The school celebrates its Catholicism while also welcoming those of all faiths and embracing a diversity of ideas. Our children love going to school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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