Providence Heights Alpha School

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. We have a long history of excellence with students consistently achieving academic scholarships in high school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Providence Heights Alpha School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1926

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Prek $7550. Discounts available for La Roche University employees and employees of Sisters of Divine Providence
Admissions Director
Anne Muth Orlando

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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 11:1 ratio. Specials include Spanish, STEM lab, Computer Tech, library, art, music, and swimming. Focus on writing, math, science with 8th grade engaging in Chemistry and Physics. Extensive afterschool programs. There are several competitve sports options.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Providence Heights Alpha School cost?
Providence Heights Alpha School's tuition is approximately $9,000 for private students.
What sports does Providence Heights Alpha School offer?
Providence Heights Alpha School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Providence Heights Alpha School's ranking?
Providence Heights Alpha School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Providence Heights Alpha School?
The application deadline for Providence Heights Alpha School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Allegheny County, PA is $11,191 for elementary schools and $15,974 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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