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 Type||Special Education School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||168 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||29 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / 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)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Pittsburgh Grades: 9-12 | 541 students
144 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-6633 0.2 9-12
- Pittsburgh Grades: K-8 | 386 students
4060 Allequippa St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 624-8020 0.4 K-8
- Pittsburgh Grades: PK-K | 23 students
425 N Craig St Ste 401
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(142) 687-3677 0.4 PK-K
- Pittsburgh Grades: NS-K | 15 students
635 Clyde Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 383-2100 0.4 NS-K
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