Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children

The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, located in the heart of Oakland, Pennsylvania, is an educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities.
Founded more than 100 years ago as a facility to provide the best education for boys and girls who were blind, the School has never wavered from this mandate.
As a private institution chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the School educates approximately 175 students annually from 242 school districts within western Pennsylvania.
Students may enroll at age three and they can continue until 21.
The curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of life skills. Teachers and therapists collaborate on planning and implementing effective, individualized educational programs.
Residential facilities are available for those students who live in outlying districts.
Some pre-school age students have the single disability of blindness and their early training will prepare them for eventually completing their education in a public school.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students168 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children is Oakland Catholic High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Falk Laboratory School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Small Wonders At Upmc (0.4 miles away)
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