Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children

Tel: (412)621-0100
  • 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 Type Special Education School
Grades Offered n/a

Student Body

Total Students 166 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

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  • Pittsburgh
    Oakland Catholic High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 579 students
    0.2 miles
    144 North Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412)682-6633
    0.29-12
    579
  • Pittsburgh
    Central Catholic High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 840 students
    0.3 miles
    4720 5th Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412)621-8189
    0.39-12
    840
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: KG-8 | 352 students
    0.4 miles
    4060 Allequippa St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    (412)624-8020
    0.4KG-8
    352
  • Pittsburgh
    Small Wonders At Upmc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: KG | 5 students
    0.4 miles
    425 N Craig St Ste 401
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412)687-3677
    0.4KG
    5
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: NS-K | 15 students
    0.4 miles
    635 Clyde Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    (412)383-2100
    0.4NS-K
    15

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