Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy

  • Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy, being an authentically Catholic, Christ centered institution, is rooted in African-American Catholic spirituality.
  • Serving the diversity of God`s children, their families and in relationship with the community, we aim for students to reach their full potential spiritually, culturally and academically.
  • The mission is to provide a stimulating climate of academic excellence with high expectations for student achievement in order to be leaders in a diverse and global community.

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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 Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2010

Student Body

Total Students146 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress pants and polo or button-down shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,000
Tuition NotesPreschool Only - $3,500 K-8 (1 child) - $2,000 PreK-8 (2+ children) - $2,600
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Mary Ann Jaskulski
Admissions AssociateMrs. Stephanie Michael


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Thank you for your interest in Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy for your child's education.  We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school located in Wilkinsburg, PA.  We are fully subsidized through the Extra Mile Education Foundation which allows us to offer quality education at a fraction of the cost of other Catholic schools in the area. Beyond the low tuition costs, nearly all of our families receive further tuition assistance and many pay less than $1,000 for the year. 
  • Our core curriculum has all been updated over the past two years and we are proud of our integration of technology through Smart Boards, Chromebook tablets, and Sphero robots.  We are soon to be the recipient of a Matt's Maker Space that will be available to the entire student population. 

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  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: K-8 | 132 students
    0.1 miles
    809 Center Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412) 244-1779
    0.1 K-8
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    1.8 miles
    299 Ridge Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412) 242-8886
    1.8 K-12
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    Grades: PK-8 | 104 students
    7.7 miles
    301 College Park Drive
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    (724) 327-6500
    7.7 PK-8
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    Grades: PK-12 | 649 students
    8.9 miles
    206 Siebert Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 364-8055
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    Grades: PK-12 | 399 students
    2 miles
    6425 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    (412) 661-5992
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