The Neighborhood Academy

  • The Neighborhood Academy is a faith-based, college preparatory, independent school whose mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty by empowering youth and preparing them for college and citizenship. We aim to provide fulfilling opportunities to students that set them up for future success, which would have been otherwise inaccessible.
  • We provide students in grades 6 through 12 with high quality, educational opportunities and invest in their long-term futures by intervening at every level: academic, financial, psychosocial, spiritual, and physical.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded2001
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students136 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Neighborhood Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.African Drumming and Dance, Cheerleading, Golf, Visual Arts

School Notes

Our school runs an extended-day, extended-year calendar with facets specifically designed to foster the character and grit needed to conquer the achievement gap that plagues students of low socioeconomic backgrounds. Because of our commitment to serving the urban poor, the characteristics of our educational model must be compassionate, intentional, comprehensive, and thorough: 
  • A college-preparatory curriculum emphasizing critical thinking and ethical reflection
  • Small class sizes, with a 10:1 or smaller student-to-teacher ratio
  • Mandatory summer programming to retain and advance critical knowledge
  • Three meals each day
  • Transportation to and from school via public transit, chartered vans, and buses from the student`s school district
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Career development and financial literacy programs
  • SAT preparation and intensive guidance throughout the college application process
  • Assistance with emergency needs, such as medical and dental care and food scarcity
  • Continued support for alumni throughout their college years and beyond
  • Workplace guidance and internship placement 
The Neighborhood Academy provides for the full academic lifecycle of a student, including, but not limited to, sports and athletics, arts programming, college preparation and application, meals and nutrition, individual and group counseling, supportive services to manage immediate and urgent needs, and once in a lifetime opportunities, such as traveling and touring domestic and international locations. We see access to this programming as essential to character and morale building, high educational growth and attainment, and future professional opportunities in their career field of choice. 

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    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    (412) 361-7182
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    (412) 242-8886
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this school is a perfect school if you want your child to have great character and know how to settle there real life problems. this school to me is a great place if you want your child to have a positive future
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